Florentine Sneij


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  • The Graduate Institute Geneva, LLM, Public International Law and International Trade Law, cum laude, 2015
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master in International Business Law, cum laude, 2014
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bachelor in Law, Law, 2012
  • Brussels (Dutch)

Member, CEP (Council on Economic Policies)

Member of the Young Professionals Committee AmCham Belgium

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Florentine Sneij is an associate in the antitrust and trade regulation team at McGuireWoods LLP where she advises global corporations in trade remedy investigations, customs laws and procedures. She also assists World Trade Organization (WTO) members in WTO dispute settlement proceedings as well as in subsidies and trade remedies rules. Florentine has also been involved in several cases under bilateral investment treaties. Besides her main work in trade law, Florentine also assists clients in Belgian corporate law.

Florentine has assisted companies in several European Union trade remedy proceedings (anti-dumping measures, countervailing measures and safeguards) across a wide range of industries and for a variety of clients such as private parties, professional associations and governments.

Florentine has also experience in customs related matters where she helps clients reducing duty exposure through customs compliance programs and represents clients in customs refund proceedings before the Belgian courts.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Florentine worked for the head of the legal division at the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland where she helped to negotiate trade policies and assisted on matters related to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. This background has given Florentine first-hand and in-depth experience in the functioning of the WTO as well as a deeper insight into trade rules from a legal and political perspective.  

Before that, Florentine worked for a UK magic circle firm in the Dispute Resolution and Corporate teams.

Floretine Sneij
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Advised a financial institution on an internal investigation involving manipulation of precious metal prices.

Advised a private equity fund in the framework of an acquisition transaction.

Advises a global corporation on the implementation of customs and trade chapters of a global compliance program.  

Represents EU industries on market access issues and assists in anti-dumping investigation. 

Co-author, "New Belgian Crowdfunding Law: Requirements and Tax Benefits," Oxford Business Law Blog (OXBL), February 14, 2017
Co-author, "The Role of Shari'a Law and Modern Arbitration Statutes in an Environment of Growing Multilateral Trade: Lessons From Lebanon and Syria," TDM 2, 2015
Speaker, "The Wide Discretion of European Union Institutions under Articles 2(3) and 2(5) of the Basic Anti-Dumping Regulation and Participation Rights of Interested Parties," 6th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) 2017, April 20-21, 2017
Speaker, "Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of 15 May 2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters," Petits Recyclages, February 9, 2016