Overview

Clara Van Hemelrijck focuses on EU and international trade and customs law.

She has assisted clients in several European and international trade defence investigations. She also advises clients on various aspects of European and Belgian trade and customs law, as well as WTO law.

Clara has assisted a wide spectrum of clients (governments, industry associations, producers, users and importers) in trade-related matters involving EU and third countries’ trade legislation. Her experience includes assisting clients in the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation concerning solar panels as well as the successful representation of a consortium of EU importers and users in the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of yellow phosphorus from Kazakhstan. 

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Clara worked as an intern at the cabinet of the European Commissioner for Trade, Mr. De Gucht. 

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German

Education

  • University of Brussels (ULB), LL.M. in European Law, magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Leuven, Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 2009
  • Trinity College Dublin, Exchange programme, 2008

Bar Admission

Brussels

Notable assignments

  • The Legal 500

    Representing a consortium of EU importers and users in the anti-dumping investigation initiated by the European Union concerning imports of yellow phosphorus from Kazakhstan.

  • The Legal 500

    Representing Trina Solar, one of the world’s leading PV companies, in the anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and expiry review investigations initiated by the European Union concerning imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and cells from the PRC.