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Van Bael & Bellis has the largest and most expert team of lawyers in Brussels handling EU and WTO trade law, with more than 30 years of experience in the field.

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    • 01/10/2021
    • News

    Van Bael & Bellis London: a “Firm to Watch” for International Disputes in Legal 500 UK 2021

    Van Bael & Bellis London has been listed in Legal 500 UK (which was published this week) as a “Firm to Watch” in the fields of both International Arbitration and Public International Law. This ranking comes after the Firm launched its International Disputes practice in London only nine months ago in January 2021. Partner and Global Head of International Arbitration, Nick Lawn, is also listed as a Next Generation Partner in the categories of International Arbitration and Public International Law. Commenting on the Legal 500 listing, Nick Lawn said: “This is great recognition for the work being done by our growing International Disputes practice in London. We are very grateful to our clients and contacts for providing such kind feedback in relation to our work in these fields”. Legal 500 – one of the world’s leading legal directories – assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions and highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to their clients. They focus not only on the bench strength of the team, but also on the consistency of quality of the individuals within the team.

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    • 27/09/2021
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    Aldo Scalini participates in Global Services International’s PET Day 2021

    Aldo Scalini will participate in a roundtable discussion on the topic “Moving out of pandemic: what will be the impact?” as part of Global Services International’s PET Day 2021. The webinar will take place on 30 September 2021. Aldo will focus on the latest developments in the field of EU environmental legislation (Guidelines on EU Single-Use Plastics Directive) and trade defence measures currently applied by the Commission on imports of PET and petrochemical intermediates. For more information on the PET Day 2021 and the webinar, please click here and here.

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  • Respected firm headquartered in Brussels known for its outstanding work in all aspects of Europe-wide international trade and WTO.

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  • Specialist knowledge and experience of EU trade law and anti-dumping investigations.

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  • The practice given is extremely well tailored and it is effectively oriented to the specific issues required.

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    • 18/10/2021
    • Books

    Philippe De Baere authors WTO chapter of The International Trade Law Review, 7th edition

    The International Trade Law Review, the 7th edition of which was recently published by Law Business Research, includes a chapter on the World Trade Organization authored by Philippe De Baere. The chapter examines significant legal developments in the area of WTO dispute settlement proceedings during the past year and addresses the impact of covid-19 on those proceedings as well as the Appellate Body impasse, the Multi-party Interim Appeal-Arbitration Arrangement and the use of alternative means of dispute resolution. Van Bael & Bellis associates Tetyana Payosova, Joanna Redelbach and Victor Crochet assisted in the drafting of the chapter.  Please click on the PDF below to access the chapter.

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    • 20/09/2021
    • Articles

    Propuesta de la Comisión Europea de un Reglamento por el que se establece un Mecanismo de Ajuste en Frontera por Carbono (“MAFC”)

    El 14 de julio de 2021, como parte del paquete de medidas “Objetivo 55”, la Comisión Europea publicó una propuesta de reglamento por el que se establece un Mecanismo de Ajuste en Frontera por Carbono (“MAFC” o “CBAM”, por sus siglas en inglés). Esta alerta resume los principales elementos de la propuesta de la Comisión.

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    • 20/09/2021
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    The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in Seven Questions for MENA Industries

    On 14 July 2021, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (“CBAM”). The proposed regulation is part of the European Union’s (“EU”) initiatives to address climate change, in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

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