Laura Delap is an associate in the International Trade Practice, based in our Brussels office and is dual US- and UK-qualified.

    She advises clients in all stages of EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations before the European Commission, including gathering and analysing economic data, drafting submissions and assisting clients during verification visits. Her experience includes acting for EU industries and EU importers.

    She also counsels clients on WTO law, EU customs law, sanctions and trade compliance, as well as the commercial implications of free trade agreements entered into by the EU with its trading partners. Laura has also assisted in trade-related litigation before the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

    Before joining the firm, Laura worked at another international law firm in Brussels specialising in international trade.

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    EU Trade Remedies

    • Preparing and drafting anti-dumping and anti-subsidy complaints on behalf of EU industries.
    • Representing independent EU importers in high-profile anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations concerning imports from China.
    • Representing EU industries in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations involving imports from Far East Asian countries.
    • Assisting in providing legal support in litigating final decisions regarding anti-dumping measures in the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU.

    EU Customs Law and Brexit

    • Regularly counsel clients on the implications of Brexit for customs compliance and supply chain management.
    • Provided clients with advice on the potential trade related implications of Brexit.
    • Provided clients with advice on all aspects of EU trade law, including preferential access, rules of origin and customs procedures.

    Trade Policy

    • Assisted in drafting a position paper concerning barriers to trade in relation to the future EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
    • Provided advice to a client on the benefits of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
    • Analysed commercial opportunities arising from trade negotiations between the EU and South American countries.

    Education

    • University of Amsterdam, LL.M., 2018
    • University of Aberdeen, LL.B. Honours, 2011

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2019
    • New York, 2017

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