Yves Melin

Yves Melin

Yves Melin focuses on trade remedy investigations, customs laws and procedures, export controls and sanctions, conflict minerals, World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement, and data protection. He has represented clients before the EU Courts in more than 20 disputes relating to international trade and customs laws and has represented companies in more than 100 trade remedy proceedings across a wide range of industries. Yves is one of the founders of Green Lane, an alliance of European customs and international trade law firms through which Steptoe provides seamless advice and representation everywhere in Europe. Yves lectures at the University of Lille (France) and at the European Law Academy (ERA) in Trier (Germany) and is a member of the editorial board of Kluwer’s Global Trade & Customs Journal.

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European Commission Proposes EU-Wide Scheme for Screening Foreign Investments in the EU

The European Commission issued on September 13th 2017 a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework on the screening of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the EU. The objective of this proposal is two-fold: pushing third countries to open their domestic markets to EU investments, and protecting EU assets against foreign takeovers detrimental to the … Continue Reading