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Charlotte Van Haute



Charlotte Van Haute obtained her law degree in 2008 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) cum laude. During that same year she participated in the Elsa Moot Court Competition on WTO Law where her team won the first European regional round and got the third place in the final round in Geneva. 

Charlotte was a summer trainee for the Anti-trust department of Clifford Chance and for Simmons&Simmons. She also gained some experience in the legal field by working for the legal department of ArcelorMittal.

After participating in the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition, Charlotte decided to enrol in the IELPO LLM programme at the University of Barcelona. Her research paper focuses on the direct effect of WTO law in the European legal system. 

Charlotte speaks fluently Dutch, French and English. In her private life she has been a devoted scouts leader and is interested in literature and traveling.


After finishing IELPO, Charlotte became an associate at a Brussels-based international boutique law firm and subsequently at White & Case LLP.  Her practice centres on EU trade and customs matters and EU sanctions issues. 

She has assisted governments in WTO proceedings related to trade defence measures and the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). She also provides advice in relation to existing FTAs as well as FTAs currently in negotiation.

Charlotte advises producer organisations on a broad range of customs issues and EU regulatory affairs. Her customs experience includes work on classification, origin, valuation and GSP issues.

As part of her work in the field of sanctions and export controls, Charlotte advises multinationals on a wide range of matters, including compliance and enforcement of sanctions.

Her experience also includes advising clients in various EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations and several annulment proceedings before the European Court of Justice.

She is a member of the Brussels bar.

(Last update: January 2016)


Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona