• Senior Expert International Trade & Company Lawyer (bedrijfsjurist) at Agoria
  • Head International Organisations Expert Group at BDA
  • Lecturer Foreign Trade & Investment Policy of the EU, US & China at the BDA
  • Chair of the Digital Trade Policy Group of DIGITALEUROPE
  • Co-Chair of the Work Group European and General Provisions of the Belgian National Forum (on customs)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Belgian National Forum (on customs)
  • LL.M International Trade & Business Law
  • Chair of the Municipal Advisory Board Local Economy of the municipality of Wemmel

Fields of specialisation

  • International Trade Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International Customs Law
  • International Economic Policy


Kevin Verbelen is Senior Expert International Trade and Company Lawyer at Agoria, the association for technology-inspired companies. Kevin Verbelen provides technical, legal advice on international trade and customs law. He is chairman of the Trade Group of DIGITALEUROPE and of the European and General Provisions Working Group and member of the Steering Committee of the National Customs Forum in Belgium. He worked as a Policy Advisor on International Trade for the Flemish Government. As policy advisor, he assisted in the negotiations leading to Belgium’s signing of the trade agreement between the EU and Canada. He also assisted the Minister-President of Flanders during his annual missions to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Kevin Verbelen also heads the International Organisations Department of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and teaches Foreign Trade and Investment Policy of the EU, US and China.

Kevin Verbelen holds a master’s degree in law from the Free University of Brussels, specialising in European and International Law. He obtained an LL.M International Trade and Business Law from the University of Arizona, where he was awarded for his excellence in international environmental law. He finished with the highest score in WTO law at the University of Copenhagen and completed an internship at the Belgian Representation to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He also worked at the Belgian Embassy in Nairobi.



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