M.Jur., Leiden University; LL.M., Georgetown
Mr. van den Broek is adjunct professor of international trade and investment, and an attorney and global public policy advisor at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (“WilmerHale”). He is an expert on international trade, investment, technology, and innovation. In the international trade area, Mr. van den Broek’s practice focuses on WTO and other international trade and investment disputes, global trade negotiations, and trade policy, in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere. He has represented governments and private parties in many of the most prominent WTO disputes and at both the Panel, pre-Panel, Appellate Body and compliance stage. This includes acting as counsel to parties, third parties or the private sector in China Car Parts, China IPR, EC Biotech, US FSC, India Additional Duties, the US and EC Aircraft cases, EC ITA, China Raw Materials and several other major WTO disputes. He has also advised clients under NAFTA rules, including with respect to investment;in legal challenges before the EU Member State authorities, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice, including in EU trade remedies, competition law and internal market cases; under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs); and in the context of international arbitration proceedings.
Mr. van den Broek also acts as strategic and legal counsel to companies and associations on the development and implementation of international market access, government relations, legislative and policy strategies. His practice in this regard focuses, in particular, on issues relating to trade, investment, technology, innovation, and energy & natural resources. Among other things, he acts as strategic and legal counsel to a coalition of large technology companies; advises companies and governments on the intersection between global Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), technology policy, and trade; has advised companies and governments on bilateral and multilateral trade and investment negotiations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and elsewhere; and advises companies and associations on a range of other EU, US and international legal and strategic challenges in the energy, technology, financial services, life sciences, chemicals, communications and aerospace sectors.
Mr. van den Broek studied law at Leiden University in The Netherlands; focused on international political economy and international relations at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris; and obtained an LLM degree at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC where he was a Fulbright student, fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law and graduate assistant to Prof. John H. Jackson. Mr. van den Broek has published extensively in the areas of international trade and EU trade, investment and technology policy and law, and is a regular speaker on these and other topics. Mr. van den Broek has been involved in the creation of numerous start-up companies, in a variety of economic sectors.