TDI Yearly 2022

Thursday 17 November 2022, 09:30 to 17:15

The EU’s Trade Defence Policy is evolving constantly. Following up the most important developments, the 3E Research Centre of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) is organising its annual Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) conference on 17 November 2022. TDI Yearly 2022 will be organised in a hybrid format, building upon the very well-received in-person, online and hybrid editions of the three previous years.

The conference convenes top-level speakers including Marc Van der Woude (the President of the General Court), Martin Lukas (Director, DG Trade) and Joost Pauwelyn (Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute). The sessions will review the most important novelties of year 2022 in the decision-making of the Commission, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) and the WTO, while also taking stock on the Commission’s modernisation package and the implications of sustainability on TDI.

Registration for in-person or online attendance will open shortly.


09.00 - 09.30 Welcome Coffee Break

09.30 - 10.00 Keynote speech by Martin Lukas, Director Trade Defence, DG Trade

10.00 - 10.15 Q&A

10.15 - 11.00 EU Court Practice with:

  • Marc van der Woude, President of GC
  • Yves Melin, Partner, Reed Smith LLP, Brussels
  • James Killick, Partner, White & Case, Brussels
  • Moderated by Harri Kalimo, Brussels School of Governance

11.00 - 11.15 Q&A

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30 Commission TDI Practice 2022 with:

  • Mihail Milev, Head of Sector (Trade Defence Instruments), DG Trade
  • Maxime Hommé, Lawyer, O'Connor & Company.
  • Nicoleta Tuominen, Counsel, Dentons Europe LLP, Brussels
  • Moderated by Laurens Elsen, Head of Unit, DG Trade

12.30 - 12.45 Q&A

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.45 Modernisation Four Years' After with:

  • Wolfgang Müller, Head of Unit (General Policy), DG Trade
  • Paulette Vander Schueren, Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
  • Moderated by Laurens Elsen, Head of Unit, DG Trade

14.45 - 15.00 Q&A

15.00 - 15.15 Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.00 WTO practice with:

  • Gustavo Luengo, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission
  • Niall Meagher, Executive Director, Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  • Claudia Orozco, Principal,  Trade Law Advice
  • Moderated by Frank Hoffmeister, General Counsel, EEAS

16.00 - 16.15 Q&A

16.15 - 17.15 Perspectives on Trade defence by Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International law, Geneva Graduate Institute

The conference program is drawn up with the kind help of Laurens Elsen from DG Trade and well-known specialised practitioners of the Brussels bar, Marie-Sophie Dibling, Yves Mélin, Eva Monard, Bernard O’Connor, Olivier Prost, Nicoleta Tuominen, Paulette Vander Schueren and Edwin Vermulst.