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Education CV

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.

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Cambridge Trust International Scholarship (2021-2024)
  • Flemish Scholarship for outside EU Studies (2014)
  • Society of International Economic Law, Journal of International Economic Law, Oxford University Press Prize (2020)

Seminars & Teaching Experience:

  • Centre for Trade and Investment Law & South Asia International Economic Law Network - The EU CBAM Proposal: Options, Implications and the Way Forward, (2021).
  • Ada University, Baku - Summer School on Trade Policy and WTO Law (2021).
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Centre for WTO Studies - Cross-border subsidies and the WTO: an analysis of the EU’s toolkit (2020).
  • ELSA Ukraine – Introductory course on WTO Law (2020).
  • Université Saint Louis Bruxelles - EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School, courses on WTO law and trade remedy law (2018-2019).
  • Graduate Institute Geneva - Mentor for Tradelab International Economic Law Clinic (2016).

Commercial Work Experience:

  • International Trade Center (Geneva) -  International Consultant (2021 - ongoing [contractual basis]).
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels) - Associate (2017 - ongoing [on leave for duration of PhD]).
  • World Trade Organization (Geneva) - Intern at the Appellate Body (2016).
  • World Customs Organization (Brussels) -  Summer Intern in Trade Facilitation (2010 & 2015).
  • Baker & McKenzie (Brussels) - Summer Intern (2014).

Fields of research

International Economic Law, International Investment Law, International Trade Law, Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, Law of Treaties

 

Representative Publications

Articles and Books:

Trade Defence Instruments: A New Tool for the European Union’s Extractivism, European Journal of International Law (2022);

The EU Anti-Coercion Proposal: Legitimate Trade Instrument or Hidden ‘Economic’ Sanctions?, EU Law Live (2022);

Fascicule: Dumping en droit de l’Union Européenne, in ‘Juris Classeur Encyclopédie : Europe Traité’ (Lexis Nexis, 2021);

ELSA John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO law, case author (2021-2022);

Lawful Remedy or Illegal Response? Resolving the Issue of Foreign Subsidization Under WTO Law, World Trade Review (2021);

China’s ‘Going Global’ policy: Transnational subsidies under the WTO SCM Agreement, 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 P. De Baere, C Du Parc & I. Van Damme, ‘The WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement, A Detailed Commentary’, (Cambridge, 2021);

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

Contributor to The International Trade Law Review, 4th , 6th and 7th editions.

Blog posts:

The Imitation Game: Recent Developments on Transnational Subsidies and Anti-circumvention in Europe and the United States, International Economic Law and Policy Blog, 16 March 2022;

CBAM enters with a BANG: the European Commission puts forth its carbon border adjustment mechanism proposal, International Economic Law and Policy Blog, 14 July 2021;

Trade defence as extractivist policy tools? A closer look at the European Union’s practice, WTO-Boutery, 6 May 2021;

European Commission puts forth legislative proposal to tackle “foreign subsidies”, International Economic Law and Policy Blog, 5 May 2021;

The European Commission attempts to rein in BRI subsidies, International Economic Law and Policy Blog, 16 June 2020;

Chinese Financial Contributions to Producers Abroad: A Subsidy? Looks, Quacks, But Probably Isn't, International Economic Law and Policy Blog, 11 November 2019.

Start Date

Oct 2021