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Edwin Vemulst
Senior Fellow


Edwin Vermulst has practiced international trade and EU law and policy in Washington DC and Brussels since 1985 and is a founding partner of VVGB Advocaten. He is a member of the Brussels bar A-list. Mr. Vermulst graduated from the University of Utrecht in 1983 and received LL.M and SJD degrees from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984 and 1986.

Mr. Vermulst specializes in the representation of multinationals, trade associations, exporters and importers in EC and WTO TDI and customs proceedings, for example, in the recent anti-dumping proceedings involving Wireless WAN modems (largest Chinese exporter Huawei), Footwear, Silicon metal, Steel, Citric acid, Ironing boards and Polyester staple fibres. He is, among others, the trade counsel of the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) and the Federation of European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI).

Mr. Vermulst was a WTO Panelist in Mexico-HFCS from the US and has been involved in various WTO dispute settlement proceedings as a member of the delegation, most recently in EU-Footwear as lead counsel for MOFCOM. He has co-authored nine books, including landmark comparative analyses of the anti-dumping systems of Australia, Canada, the EU and the US with Professor John Jackson in 1989 and of rules of origin with Jacques Bourgeois and Paul Waer in 1994, and numerous activities. The second edition on the WTO Anti-Dumping-Agreement was published in 2006 by Oxford University Press.

Mr. Vermulst is a Member of the Faculty of the World Trade Institute in Bern and of the IELPO program in Barcelona and a member of the Board of ECIPE, the European Centre for International Political Economy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Trade.

Mr. Vermulst is invariably selected as a top trade practitioner by publications such as Chambers, Euromoney’s Expert Guides and Best of the Best, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and the Rushford report. Chambers 2010, for example, ranked him in Band 1 in the international trade/WTO area in the EU-wide group and as one of two Star individuals in Belgium.