Sidonie Descheemaeker focuses on EU and international trade law, including WTO dispute settlement.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Sidonie interned at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and also at leading international law firms.

Sidonie previously served as a teaching assistant at the Institute for International Law of the University of Leuven. 


Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German


  • University of Barcelona,LL.M. in International Economic Law and Policy, summa cum laude, 2015
  • University of Leuven, Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 2014
  • Católica Global School of Law, Portugal, Erasmus Programme, 2013
  • University of Leuven, Bachelor of Law, cum laude, 2012


‘Ubiquitous Uncertainty: The Overlap between Trade in Services and Foreign Investment in the GATS and EU RTAs’ (Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 2016).

‘Making Sense of the Seemingly Insensible – ‘Procedural’ Good Faith as a Legal Impediment to Validly Established Jurisdiction’ (Journal of World Trade, 2015).

‘Case note: Peru – Agricultural Products (Panel Report)’ (OUP Reports on International Trade Law Decisions, 2015). 

‘India, Pharmacy of the Developing World: IP, Trade and the Access to Medicine’ (Jura Falconis, 2013).

‘Cassatie Herstelt Recht van Verdediging: Vermoeden van Herneming Conclusie bij Gewijzigde Samenstelling Zetel (Noot bij Cassatiearrest P.11.2142.N)’ (Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht, 2012).

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