Dylan Geraets is a Trade & Customs consultant in Mayer Brown's Government & International Trade Group in the Brussels office. He advises clients on a wide range of issues in the field of international trade. His practice focuses on international dispute settlement (including WTO dispute settlement), trade defence measures, customs rules, trade negotiations, export controls, and sanctions. He represents clients in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2015, Dylan was a PhD candidate at KU Leuven (Belgium). He obtained his PhD in 2016, upon defending his dissertation entitled "Accession to the World Trade Organization: A Legal and Normative Analysis". In early 2016, Dylan gained valuable experience in the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO. Earlier in his career, Dylan served at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs of The Kingdom of The Netherlands as a trade policy advisor. He was based at the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the WTO in Geneva.
In 2017, Dylan became an Affiliated Senior Researcher at KU Leuven and an Associate Fellow of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (GGS). Dylan is a Member of the Academic Board of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) and of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). He regularly speaks at international conferences, such as the SIEL Global Conference and the BIICL Annual Conference on WTO law. His research has been published in the Journal of International Economic Law, the World Trade Review, the Journal of World Trade, and the Global Trade and Customs Journal. Dylan is fluent in English and German in addition to his native Dutch.