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Guillaume Van der Loo
Research Fellow
Guillaume Van der Loo is a research fellow at the European Policy Centre (Brussels) and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and is Visiting Professor (EU Trade Law) at Ghent University. He obtained a PhD in Law (2014, Ghent University) on the EU’s new generation of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas concluded with the EU’s neighbouring countries. He was also a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (2015-2020) and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (2018-2019). His research and publications focus on the law and policy of the EU’s external and trade relations, with a particular focus on the new generation of EU trade and investment agreements, EU trade policy, EU external competences and EU neighbourhood relations. Guillaume has contributed to several international research projects funded by different EU institutions and member states. He has also advised several governments and national and EU institutions on EU trade affairs and has commentated widely on these topics in the media.


Europe in the World


Areas of expertise

Trade policy, EU external relations, European Neighbourhood Policy, Brexit, EU international agreements

Current positions


PhD Law (Ghent Univesity); LL.M. EU Law (Ghent University); Master EU Studies (Ghent University); Bachelor Political Science (Università degli Studi di Firenze)


Dutch, English, French, Italian (basic)



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