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Yves is a Brussels-qualified international trade, customs, and EU regulatory lawyer. He concentrates on trade remedy investigations, customs compliance and investigations, export controls and sanctions, conflict minerals and other import controls, World Trade Organization dispute settlements, and data protection. Chambers Global market sources value Yves' ability to "make the inexplicable seem explicable," and praise him for "speedy responses, integrity, and flexibility."


  • University of Essex, 2000, LL.M., International Trade Law, with honors
  • University of Liège, 1999, with honors

  • Co-founder, Greenlane, The Alliance of European Customs and Trade Law Firms
  • ICC Belgium, Commission on Trade and Investment Policy and Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission
  • AmCham EU, Customs & Trade Facilitation, Trade & External Affairs and Digital Economy Committees
  • International Customs Law Academy
  • International Trade Committee, International Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Association des Liégeois Travaillant à Bruxelles (ALTB)

  • Anglais
  • Français
  • Néerlandais

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in Belgium 2020,  Trade law
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Europe-wide International Trade/WTO, 2011-2020
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe for Europe-wide International Trade/WTO, 2011-2020
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Customs, Trade, WTO & Anti-Dumping (2013-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in Belgium, Trade Law (2018-2019)
  • Lexology, Client Choice Award, EU International Trade (2017)