Clotilde du Parc heads the Geneva office of Van Bael & Bellis. Her practice focuses on international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law, free trade agreements, EU customs law, regulatory and trade matters.

WTO and free trade agreements

Clotilde has a wealth of experience in advising clients on all procedural and substantive aspects of WTO law. She represents governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings at all stages of the proceedings, including consultations, panel and appellate body stages in original and compliance proceedings, as well as retaliation and arbitration proceedings. She has assisted clients in a large number of WTO disputes involving a broad range of different substantive areas, including trade in goods, anti-dumping, safeguards, subsidies, technical barriers to trade and agriculture. She has provided legal assistance in various disputes which involved the general exceptions and the national security exception.

Clotilde regularly advises clients on the compatibility of WTO Members’ rules and practice with WTO agreements and other international trade rules, and on issues relating to bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Clotilde closely monitors the negotiations that are taking place in the framework of the WTO (e.g. fisheries subsidies, e-commerce, etc.), enabling her to provide tailor-made assistance to clients concerned with these negotiations.

EU customs, regulatory and trade matters

Clotilde has substantive experience in EU customs law, advising clients on various aspects of EU customs matters, including classification, valuation and rules of origin.

Clotilde also advises clients on EU regulatory and trade matters. She is particularly active in new areas of EU law, such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the Deforestation-Free Products Regulation, the Forced Labour Products Ban Regulation, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and the Foreign Subsidies Regulation.

She regularly gives seminars on WTO law and international trade law.



French, English, Spanish


  • Best Lawyers for International Trade
  • Expert Guides for Women in Business Law
  • Expert Guides for International Trade
  • Legal 500 – WTO (Next generation lawyer)
  • LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards – Best in International Trade nominee
  • Who’s Who Legal – Global Leader for Trade & Customs
  • Who’s Who Legal – National Leader for Switzerland (Trade & Customs)


  • University of Cambridge, LL.M. in European and International Law, 2001
  • University of Louvain,  Master of Laws, 2000


Commentary on the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) (co-authored with P. De Baere and I. van Damme).

Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis, EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (sixth edition, Kluwer, 2019), the standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law.

Co-author of Export Promotion and the WTO: a Brief Guide, ITC, Geneva, 2009.

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Notable assignments

  • Assisting the Government of China in its successful challenge of the anti-dumping measures imposed by the European Union on iron or steel fasteners originating in China.

  • Assisting the Argentinean government in its successful challenge of the EU anti-dumping measures on imports of biodiesel from Argentina.

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