Folkert Graafsma

Folkert Graafsma

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Folkert concentrates on international trade law, general EU and WTO law. He is particularly well regarded in the areas of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, having successfully represented clients in over 170 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including landmark EU and US cases. Folkert has been actively involved in approximately 18 EU court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He has co-authored two handbooks with Edwin Vermulst, published over 20 articles and speaks regularly at conferences. Folkert is a graduate of the Law and Business School of Stanford University, and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1990. Folkert initially clerked with the European Commission (DG Trade), before joining a top US law firm and co-founding VVGB. Folkert is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500.

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The International Trade Law Review

Edition 6

May you live in interesting times! This ancient curse of apocryphal origin could perhaps summarise the recent turmoil and economic disasters our planet has not seen since the Great Depression. Superficially Jaws in Space, we endure allegories of the Ancient Plagues. The Appellate Body has vaporised, Brexit did materialise and, to make matters worse, an invisible lethal pathogen has entered the scene. The latter, of course, also has consequences well beyond trade, exceeding the realm of this book.

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