Arnoud R. Willems is a partner in the International Trade and Arbitration Group in the Brussels office of Sidley Austin LLP, the law firm. As an EU and international trade practitioner, Mr. Willems frequently advises governments, industries and major corporations on energy and trade matters including the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of trade agreements and WTO rules. In this respect, Mr. Willems regularly represents clients before the European, Dutch and Belgian administrative authorities, courts, and arbitration panels.
Mr. Willems is a thought leader on competitiveness, the application of WTO rules to the energy sector, climate change and the EU energy regulation. He is a member of various expert Committees and publishes and speaks widely on energy, trade and competitiveness. His articles have been published in Asian, European and American journals.
Mr. Willems is highly recommended in the area of EU and WTO trade by the leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal, and The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa.