Mats Cuvelier focuses on international trade law, including WTO dispute settlement, and customs law.

Mats has a keen interest in the security aspect of international trade law, including export control of military and dual-use goods, sanctions, and foreign direct investment screening. He has assisted with several matters in these areas, involving both EU and national legislation.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Mats gained experience as an intern at the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.  


Dutch, English, French 


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in international legal studies, 2019
  • University of Ghent, LL.M., magna cum laude, 2018
  • University of Ghent, Bachelor of Law, cum laude, 2016

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  • Brussels
  • New York


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