NATALIE VAN DER MEULEN is an associate in Sidley’s Brussels office and a member of the firm’s International Trade practice.
Natalie's practice covers a broad range of trade matters under EU and WTO law such as market access barriers, customs, and anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. She has particular knowledge on the interplay and cross border effects of international trade rules and climate change regulation. She has for example advised governments and companies on the compatibility of extraterritorial climate change (environmental) laws, such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Renewable Energy Directive, with international trade rules. Moreover, she has extensive experience helping companies navigate the complexities of economic sanctions and export controls, including devising export controls and sanctions compliance programs.
Natalie has particular knowledge of the basic metals and steel sectors, construction sector and the green technology sector.
Prior to joining the firm, Natalie gained experience working in the Legal Services unit of the Trade Directorate-General of the European Commission, the Directorate-General for Development, and at the EU law practice of another law firm in Brussels. Additionally, during her studies at New York University, Ms. van der Meulen worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler.