Bart Van Vooren advises clients on EU regulatory law and EU public policy with a particular focus on drugs, devices, foods and consumer and agricultural products, as well as entertainment (gaming and sports).
Mr. Van Vooren has particular expertise in the international dimension of EU law. This includes compliance within the EU with the Convention on Biological Diversity (Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources), the World Health Organization regimes (FCTC and its Protocol), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), with emphasis on technical barriers to trade (TBT).
In 2014, he published the 650-page handbook “EU external relations law: text, cases and materials,” available globally with Cambridge University Press.
His work with Member States on EU public policy has provided him with distinct insights in EU procedures, including comitology, CEN/CENELEC standardization, the notification Directive, EU pilots and infringement procedures, and implementation of EU law at the national level.
Mr. Van Vooren is an experienced litigator before the EU Courts in Luxembourg, acting in more than two dozen procedures for private entities, the Belgian government and the Council of Ministers of the EU.