Erwan Berthelot is a Counsel in the International Trade group. His practice focuses on international trade law, in particular the law of the World Trade Organization, and EU law and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Berthelot has extensive experience in WTO law and dispute settlement as well as EU trade policy, including the EU's trade defense instruments. He has represented European and international clients in various anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy cases in and outside Europe, including in jurisdictions such as China, India and Turkey. He has also acted on behalf of governments in the context of a number of high-profile WTO disputes before panels and the Appellate Body. Mr. Berthelot also has experience in market access issues affecting trade in goods and services, product regulatory issues and technical barriers to trade, as well as trade in agricultural products and regional free trade agreements.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Berthelot practiced international trade law and EU law in Brussels with a large international law firm.
Between 2011 and 2012, he was the General Counsel and Head of the Legal Department of Cosmetics Europe, a major Brussels-based trade federation representing the interests of the European cosmetics and personal care industry. During this time, Mr. Berthelot was in charge of legal support for the association and its members in the areas of regulatory affairs, implementation of cosmetics legislation, international trade issues and competition law.
Bars and Courts
Paris Bar, 2002
Paris Bar School, 2001
Master of Advanced Studies, EU Law, University of Rennes, with distinction, 1998
Master of Law, University of Rennes/University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, with distinction, 1997
Awards and Recognition
Mr. Berthelot has been listed as a Leading Individual in the 2011 edition of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (International Trade/WTO), and also appears in the 2011 edition of Legal 500 (Customs, Trade, WTO and anti-dumping).
"New Regulations for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products in the EU", Trade & Customs Strategies, Volume 2, Number 17, Thomson Reuters, September 2013
"Launch of TTIP Negotiations: A European Perspective", Trade & Customs Strategies, Volume 2, Number 13, Thomson Reuters, July 2013
Contributor to "Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law," WTO—Trade Remedies Volume 4, 2008
Author "La Communauté européenne et le règlement des différends au sein de l'OMC" ("The European Community and the WTO dispute settlement system"), 2001
"Legal Aspects of Green Energy Subsidization under WTO Rules", presentation at the BIICL 13th Annual WTO Conference, London, 15-16 May 2013