Paulette Vander Schueren

International Trade

"Paulette Vander Schueren is consistently singled out for her depth of experience in this field, and is described by sources as 'one of the best customs and trade lawyers in the world.'"
Chambers Global


Clients turn to Paulette for advice and representation for all aspects of international and European Union trade and customs law, with particular emphasis on customs, export control, sanctions, trade remedies and EU decision-making procedures that impact trade.

Paulette represents and advises clients in trade remedy cases, including on anti-dumping, subsidies, safeguards, and Trade Barrier Regulation matters. She advises foreign governments on the implementation and interpretation of trade remedy laws.


  • Assisted various stakeholders in numerous EU trade defense investigations, as well as investigations outside of the European Union.
  • Assisted multinational clients on supply chain issues, including tariff classification, customs valuation, rules of origin, duty suspensions or other economic regimes, extending well beyond the European Union, including advice on, and representation in, litigation.
  • Participated and determined arguments and strategy on the creation of new tariff headings, at the EU and WCO levels.
  • Represented WTO Members in WTO dispute settlements, including trade defense and in relation to GATT provisions.
  • Acted before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in challenges to regulations imposing anti-dumping measures.


  • Ranked Star Individual: International Trade/WTO Chambers Global
  • Ranked Band 1: International Trade/WTO – Chambers Europe-wide
  • “Hall of Fame” for Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping (Belgium) – Legal 500 EMEA
  • “Global Elite Thought Leader” for Trade & Customs Who’s Who Legal (WWL)
  • “Paulette Vander Schueren is a really great, outstanding trade lawyer.” – Chambers Global


  • College of Europe, Certificat des Hautes Etudes Européennes, LLM
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Licentie in de Rechten, JD
  • Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Aloysius, Kandidatuur in de Rechten, pre-JD


  • Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten te Brussel)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Professional & Community Involvement

  • EU Committee (American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Listed on the roster of panelists for the WTO and Energy Charter dispute settlement
  • Association of the former students of the College of Europe