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ERA: Annual Conference on EU Trade and Investment Law 2018: Trade War and EU Policy Reforms


08 Nov 2018 to 09 Nov 2018





Event Description


The aim of this annual conference is to provide legal practitioners with an update on the current challenges facing the European Union with some of its key trading partners. It will give participants the opportunity to exchange with high-level experts and acquire a better understanding of topical issues in international trade and investment law. Relevant recent developments in EU and WTO case law will also be tackled.

Key topics

  • WTO and EU trade policy
  • The current trade war: can anybody win it?
  • EU anti-dumping law reform: practical experiences with the new methodology and 2018 reform
  • EU reforms and WTO dispute settlement – where do we stand?
  • The future of bilateral trade agreements: CETA, EUSingapore, EU-Japan FTAs and beyond
  • Brexit and trade policy: trade relations between the EU27 and the UK after 29 March 2019




Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission, Brussels

Jan Bohanes, Senior Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva

Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Trade, European Commission, Brussels

Philippe De Baere, Co-Managing Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels

Folkert Graafsma, Partner, VVGB, Brussels

Christoph Herrmann, Chair of Public Law, European Law, European and International Economic Law, University of Passau

Moritz Keller, Partner, Clifford Chance, Frankfurt

Giorgio Sacerdoti, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Bocconi University of Milan; former Member of WTO Appellate Body

Isabelle Van Damme, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels; former Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Union




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