Overview

Victor Crochet focuses on trade remedy and WTO law. Victor assists governments in WTO proceedings before panels and the Appellate Body. Victor’s experience also includes advising companies and governments in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations initiated by the European Commission and by third countries.  

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Victor was an intern with the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Victor also worked as an intern at the World Customs Organization.

Languages

French, English

Education

  • Georgetown Law Center, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with distinction, 2016
  • University of Leuven, Master of European and International Law, magna cum laude, 2015
  • Melbourne Law School, Erasmus Exchange Programme, 2014
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Bachelor of Law, cum laude, 2012

Publications

China’s ‘Going Global’ policy: Transnational subsidies under the WTO SCM Agreement, 23 Journal of International Economic Law (2020) awarded the Society of International Economic Law, Journal of International Economic Law, Oxford University Press Prize 2020; 

At the crossroads of trade and environment: The growing influence of environmental policy on EU trade law, in A. Orsini & E. Kavvatha, ‘EU Environmental Governance: Current and Future Challenges’ (Routledge, 2020);

Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis, EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (Kluwer, 2019);

Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Free Trade Agreements, TradeLab (2016);

Continental Free Trade Area: Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Africa’s choices for the dispute settlement mechanism of the Continental Free Trade Area, TradeLab (2016).

Bar Admissions

Brussels

Publications and insights

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    • 04/11/2020
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    Philippe De Baere authors WTO chapter for The International Trade Law Review (6th Edition)

    Van Bael & Bellis managing partner and head of the trade practice Philippe De Baere recently authored the WTO chapter in the sixth edition of The International Trade Law Review published by Law Business Research. The chapter examines some of the key developments in WTO case law over the past year and addresses the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Agreement (MPIA) that was agreed between the European Union and like-minded WTO members as a means of preserving the appeal stage of the WTO dispute settlement in the absence of a functioning WTO Appellate Body. Van Bael & Bellis associates Victor Crochet, Marcus Gustafsson, Tetyana Paysosva and Joanna Redelback assisted in the drafting of the chapter. Please click on the PDF below to access the full chapter.

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    • 28/09/2020
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    Victor Crochet participates in webinar on cross-border subsidies and the WTO: An analysis of the EU's toolkit

    Van Bael & Bellis associate Victor Crochet participated in a recent webinar on the consistency of EU cross-border subsidies with the SCM Agreement organised by the Centre for WTO Studies and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The webinar focused on the EU's imposition of countervailing duties on transnational subsidies and its recent White Paper on foreign subsidies, and the consistency of these developments with the SCM Agreement. The webinar was moderated by Mukesh Bhatnagar, Professor at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Other speakers were Jesse G. Kreier from the Faculty of Georgetown Law, Edwin Vermulst, Founding partner of VVGB Advocaten, Vineet Hegde, Doctoral Researcher at KU Leuven, James Nedumpara, Head & Professor at the Centre for Trade and Investment Law and RV Anuradha, Partner at Clarus Law Associates.

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