Joris Cornelis

Joris has been practising international trade law since 2005. He has successfully represented international companies in numerous cases before the Court of Justice of the EU and he has been involved in major trade defence proceedings.


Joris specialises in international trade law, general EU and WTO law, customs law and sanctions. He has worked extensively and has in depth expertise in the area of anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards, having successfully represented companies and governments in more than 100 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings started by the EU, India, Argentina, Brazil and Russia including landmark cases such as Biodiesel, Solar Panels, Tyres for Buses and Lorries, OCTG pipes, WWAN Modems, Herbicides, HRF and PTA.

Joris has been involved in approximately 20 EU Court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. In recent years, he has successfully represented Kuiburi Fruit Canning Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Xinanchem, PT Ecogreen Oleochemicals, PT Ciliandra Perkasa, PT Pelita Agung Agrindustri and Changmao Biochemical Engineering Co., Ltd. in EU Court proceedings.

In the field of WTO dispute settlement, Joris was co-counsel for Indonesia in EU – Biodiesel (Indonesia) and for Ukraine in Ukraine — Ammonium Nitrate (Russia). He continues to be involved in the WTO proceedings concerning Trade in Large Civil Aircraft.

Joris is co-editor (together with Folkert Graafsma) of the yearly ‘International Trade Law Review’ (published by Law Business Research) and has authored a number of articles on EU trade law.

Joris is listed by Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and has been listed as a “Rising Star” in the Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Guide since 2015.



  • Ph.D University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M University of Kyushu (Japan)
  • JD. University of Leuven

Bar admissions

  • Brussels bar


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Honors & Awards

Listed in Chambers since 2013. Joris has been described as “talented, clever and very good in anti-dumping " (Chambers Global 2013) and “certainly up and coming. We hear good things about him” (Chambers Global 2015).

Listed in the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Joris is noted “for his excellent work handling WTO cases, customs law and sanctions matters” (Who’s Who Legal 2017).

Listed as a “Rising Star” in the Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Guide since 2015