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Dr. Ines Willemyns

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Dr. Ines Willemyns is a senior associate in the IC&T Practice Group in the Brussels office. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2022. Ines advises clients on European Union and international trade law and regulations, with a focus on trade remedies, customs rules, market access, and regulatory barriers. This includes advice related to compliance under WTO law and Free Trade Agreements. Ines has particular expertise on the regulation of (digital) services under international trade law.

Practice Focus

Ines mainly advises clients on various angles of international trade law, including EU and World Trade Organization (WTO) trade remedies, customs rules, market access and regulatory barriers, and in trade policy negotiations. Ines also has experience representing clients in litigation before the EU courts and EU Member State courts, as well as before EU and EU Member State (customs) authorities.

Ines has experience teaching international trade law at KU Leuven and University of Antwerp. Her monograph on digital services under international trade law was published with Cambridge University Press. Ines' research has been published in leading journals.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a major steel producer in EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations.
  • Advised a major services company on a sector-specific annex in an FTA
  • Represented importers of goods subject to anti-circumvention duties in litigation before the Court of Justice of the EU.
  • Represented producers of medical devices in litigation before the Court of Justice of the EU.


  • Brussels~Belgium (2020)


  • KU Leuven (Ph.D ) (2019)
  • University of Barcelona (LL.M) (2015)
  • KU Leuven (Law Degree) (2014)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Author, "Digital Services in International Trade Law", Cambridge University Press, 2021
  • Author, "Article XXVIII GATS", Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law – General Agreement on Trade in Services, forthcoming
  • Author, "Energy-intensive services: transportation and digital", Trade and Environmental Law, December 2021
  • Author, "Addressing Digital Services in PTAs: Only Convergence in the 11th Hour?", European Yearbook of International Economic Law, July 2020
  • Author, "Agreement Forthcoming? A Comparison of EU, US, and Chinese RTAs in Times of Plurilateral E-Commerce", Journal of International Economic Law, March 2020
  • Co-author, "International Law of Customs Unions: Conceptual Variety, Legal Ambiguity and Diverse Practice", European Journal of International Law, May 2019