Eleanor Mateo is a PhD Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance. She is doing her joint PhD with the Faculty of Law at the University of Eastern Finland. She obtained her LLM on European and Public International Law from the Institute for European Studies (now: Brussels School of Governance) in 2017. She attained her Juris Doctor degree from, and was admitted to the bar, in the Philippines. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked as a Legal Consultant at the Office of the General Counsel (Sovereign Operations) of the Asian Development Bank and was a legal associate at the corporate-commercial/banking practice groups of the law firm Baker & McKenzie and SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan law offices in the Philippines.
Her research interests lie in the interaction of environmental and trade laws. She conducts legal research relating to aviation biofuels, circular economy, and the EU and WTO trade laws. She writes her thesis on the international trade implications of policies promoting the Internet of Things in the Circular Economy. She also works as a project researcher at the Brussels School of Governance, including in the European funded FP7 project on the development and promotion of sustainable aviation fuel. She also contributes to the School’s training of EU’s SOLVIT experts on Free Movement of Goods Law. Finally, she conducts guest lectures in the Research Methodology class at the School’s LLM program.