Chambers Europe 2016 Trade and Customs’ rankings which came out on 26 April 2016 again ranked VVGB’s trade and customs practice in Tier 1. Chambers singled out five VVGB trade attorneys:
Edwin Vermulst is said to be one of the leading forces in the international trade market, and Chambers Europe particularly highlight his expertise in anti-dumping and safeguard proceedings. One impressed client remarks: “he is very smart and understands our needs. I only have to say a few words and he will understand our position.” He is especially well versed in advising clients based in the People’s Republic of China.
Marco Bronckers specialises in WTO dispute resolution and EU regulatory issues. Clients value his reflective advice, saying “you never get an answer from the hip: his answers are always thought through”.
Folkert Graafsma is considered a “real powerhouse” and “top notch” trade lawyer, and is complemented for his technical expertise in the field of trade defense instruments. One client remarks: “he really has his customers’ interests at heart and provides the best service”. Sources also highlight his experience in advising government authorities in the People’s Republic of China.
Newly ranked Juhi Sud garners praise from clients for her detailed knowledge of trade cases and customs law. Sources report: “She is highly professional but at the same time very approachable. We always feel that Juhi is part of our team.” Sud assisted the government of the people’s Republic of China and the government of Indonesia with anti-dumping proceedings.
Finally, Joris Cornelis advises clients on all issues relating to trade defense instruments, and is especially expert in matters concerning customs law in Belgium.