RenatoAntonini

Partner

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.19

Renato Antonini has been involved in many of the largest trade defense investigations in the EU and other jurisdictions during his 20 years of practice focused on the EU and WTO trade laws. Renato has extensive experience in EU and Italian customs and export control laws; he is particularly active on export control mandates for manufacturers of dual-use goods. He also advises clients in EU and Italian competition law, particularly in cartels, state aid, and abuse of dominance issues. Renato has an in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and practice combined with a great understanding of clients' commercial interests.

Clients Renato has represented include governments as well as large corporations in steel, chemical, energy, financial, and other industries. He has assisted several clients in many EU and BRIC trade defense investigations, such as antidumping, antisubsidy, and anticircumvention investigations, as well as a full range of other trade matters including advising on trade remedy investigations and challenging tariffs. He has successfully defended clients' interests before governments and courts. Renato recently successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15).

Renato is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has been invited by governments to hold training courses on export controls and trade defense. He is also a member of the International Academy of Customs Law.

Experience

Private shareholders sell Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell Group
Jones Day advised private shareholders on the sale of cargo bike specialist Velosophy (Babboe) to Accell Group.

Volare Acquisitions acquires Sirio S.p.A.
Jones Day advised Volare Acquisitions, an Irish affiliate of U.S.-based OneSky Flight LLC, an aviation company offering industry-leading private jet travel solutions, in connection with its acquisition of an 80 percent equity interest in Sirio S.p.A., an Italian air charter service provider, and related shareholders’ agreement.

Chinese fasteners manufacturers succeed in antidumping appeal before Court of Justice of the EU
Jones Day successfully assisted Changshu City Standard Parts Factory and Ningbo Jinding Fastener in an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) against the antidumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain fasteners originating in China (C-376/15).

Additional Publications

  • March 2015Trade and Customs Litigation, CD Corporate Disputes
  • February 2015EU Anti-Dumping Reviews and Judicial Proceedings, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 3, No. 2, Thomson Reuters
  • 2014Access to (Confidential) Data in EU Trade Defence Proceedings, 9 Global Trade and Customs Journal, Issue 7/8
  • October 2013Roundtable Global Trade and Customs, Financier Worldwide Magazine
  • July 31, 2013Differential Export Taxes under WTO Law and Possible Developments in the EU, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 14
  • June 2013Trade in Audiovisuals between Physical Trade and E-commerce, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 10, Thomson Reuters
  • May 2013"(Ab)normal’ Values in EU Anti-dumping Investigations, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 10, Thomson Reuters
  • April 2013Price Setting by Exporters in Anti-dumping Investigations, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 8, Thomson Reuters
  • March 2013Some recent developments concerning the rules of origin in anti-dumping proceedings in the European Union, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 6 and Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies, Vol 39, No. 4, Thomson Reuters
  • February 2013Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 4 and Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies, Vol 39, No. 4, Thomson Reuters
  • January 2013Standards of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Thomson Reuters
  • November 2012Anti-dumping Investigations: Rejection of Exporters' Actual Costs if Deviant from Market, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 1, No. 6, Thomson Reuters
  • October 2012Russia in the WTO: Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, 31 October 2012, Vol. 1, No. 4 and Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies, Vol 38, No. 19
  • September 2012EU restrictive Measures, the use of export restrictions, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 1, No. 1, and Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies, Vol. 38, No. 9, Thomson Reuters
  • September 2012EU rules of origin in anti-dumping proceedings, Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Vol. 1, No. 2, Thomson Reuters
  • 2011The concurrent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing measures on non-market economies: time for a clean sheet of (Chinese) paper approach?, International Trade Law & Regulation
  • 2006DSB Decisions and Direct Effect of WTO Law: Should the EC Courts be More Flexible when the Flexibility of the WTO System has Come to an End?, Journal of World Trade, 40(4), Kluwer Law International

Speaking Engagements

  • Applying the Union interest test in EU trade defense investigations, Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference "
  • April 1-2, 2014EU anti-dumping law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference on EU and WTO law
  • October 27-29, 2014Trade Facilitation and Customs, Global Trade Development Week EMEA
  • October 16-17, 2014Trade controls and WTO law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference on EU trade law
  • May 23-24, 2013EU anti-circumvention law, An Introduction to EO and WTO law, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference,
  • March 15, 2013EU Trade controls, AmCham Legal & Taxation Committee Meeting
  • October 11-12, 2012The EU approach to export controls, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Annual conference on EU and WTO trade law
  • August 23-24, 2012Export controls on technological goods and software, Impact on customs practice and law, International Academy of Customs Law, 2012 World Meeting of Customs Law
  • May 23-24, 2012Latest Strategies for Assessing Correct Customs Valuation: Avoiding Hidden Pitfalls when Calculating Transfer Prices, Valuing Sample Items and Applying Royalties, C5 conference Global Customs Compliance
  • May 22, 2012EU sanctions, Fibelfin - AmCham Seminar, How to deal with Embargo legislation - EU and US sanctions
  • November 28, 2011Customs aspects in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards investigations, CESdE conference
  • October 6-7, 2011Concurrent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing measures on non-market economies: does it really work?", Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Practising EU and WTO law, focus on trade defense
  • October 6-7, 2011Concurrent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing measures on non-market economies: does it really work?, Academy of European Law (ERA) conference, Practising EU and WTO law, focus on trade defense
  • June 16, 2011Anti-dumping and other trade defense law in BRIC countries, Belgian Association of Company Lawyers (IBJ-IJE), Practice Group International Company Lawyers
  • May 26, 2011Exports controls and sanctions, navigating the stormy waters, Belgian Association of Company Lawyers (IBJ-IJE)
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