Overview

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.  

Languages

Dutch, English, French 

Education 

  • 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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    • 09/06/2022
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    UPDATE — European Union Imposes Severe Sanctions on Russia

    In response to Russia’s military action targeting Ukraine, the European Union has adopted several sanctions measures restricting economic relations with Russia. These measures include targeted sanctions on designated persons and entities, as well as far-reaching financial and investment sanctions, trade restrictions and sanctions affecting air transport, broadcasting and access to EU visas. Businesses operating within EU jurisdiction are advised to closely monitor these sanctions and assess compliance risks. This client alert covers measures affecting Russia as of 2 March 2022. Please click the link below to find out where to find the relevant legislation and what sanction measure have already been imposed.

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    • 12/04/2022
    • News

    Guide to the EU sanctions against Russia

    In response to Russia’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine on 22 February 2022 and its continuing military aggression against Ukraine starting on 23 February 2022, the European Union (“EU”) has so far adopted five packages of sanctions severely restricting economic relations with Russia, Russian entities, and persons. This Client Alert identifies the relevant regulations, explains what sanctions apply, and flags key compliance actions.

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    • 17/03/2022
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    UPDATE — European Union Imposes Severe Sanctions on Russia

    In response to Russia’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine on 22 February 2022 and its continuing military aggression against Ukraine starting on 23 February 2022, the European Union (“EU”) has so far adopted four packages of sanctions severely restricting economic relations with Russia, Russian entities and persons including, inter alia, far-reaching restrictions on (i) financial transactions, (ii) exports of dual-use items, oil refining, aerospace, and maritime navigation goods, (iii) imports of iron and steel products and (iv) transactions with certain Russian state-owned enterprises. This Client Alert identifies the relevant regulations, explains what sanctions apply, and flags key compliance actions.

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