Isabelle Van Damme practises international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law, and European Union law.
Isabelle advises clients on WTO procedural and substantive law and represents governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
Isabelle has represented WTO Members before WTO panels and the Appellate Body in dispute settlement proceedings involving export quotas and duties, accession protocols, export licensing, transit restrictions, administration and review of trade measures, general exceptions, minimum export pricing, discriminatory taxation and customs valuation.
Isabelle also assists clients on all aspects of the negotiation of trade and investment agreements.
Isabelle previously gained experience in the areas of WTO law and public international law as a Legal Liaison Officer at the United Nations Secretariat, Legal Affairs, Codification Division and as a Legal Intern at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat.
Isabelle has significant expertise in the area of EU law.
Isabelle previously worked as a référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the European Union, where she assisted with the drafting of opinions on a variety of issues, including external relations, common commercial policy, free movement of capital, intellectual property, import licensing, EU citizenship, freedom of movement of workers, consumer protection, life assurance, agricultural aid, fisheries, visa and asylum, access to information, protection of the environment, product labelling, terrorism and money-laundering suppression, protection of personal data and public international law.
Isabelle advises on various aspects of data protection, EU institutional law and EU external relations.