Jones Day partners Vanessa Foncke and Eva Monard named to Europe’s Female Rising Stars list by International

Jones Day’s Vanessa Foncke and Eva Monard, partners in the Firm’s Global Disputes and Government Regulation Practices respectively, and both based in Brussels, were named to the International "Europe's Female Rising Stars 2021" list.

The list includes only 25 lawyers across continental Europe, and is based on the quality of each lawyer's client base; the scale, significance, and complexity of deals; client feedback and general market reputation; the standing of their mentor; and any other examples of career success and innovation.

Ms. Foncke represents Belgian and foreign clients in a broad range of contractual and commercial disputes and negotiations in all stages of court and administrative proceedings. She also conducts internal compliance investigations on behalf of clients. Ms. Foncke has extensive experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration both as counsel and arbitrator. She is a member of the board of administration and of the executive committee of CEPANI, the Belgian institution for arbitration and mediation. In that capacity she also participates in the bi-annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation/Dispute Settlement). She is a member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the 2020 edition of the GAR 30.

Ms. Monard has 12 years of experience assisting clients in more than 80 anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard investigations in more than 10 jurisdictions. She advises clients on obligations under EU export control laws and sanctions, assisting them in setting up compliance policies and assessing the compliance of specific transactions with their obligations to dual-use goods and sanctions. Ms. Monard defends the interests of clients before EU institutions such as the European Commission, other administrative authorities, and before the EU courts. She also works with governments during all stages of WTO dispute settlement proceedings before panels and the Appellate Body, and advises clients on the compatibility of legislation with WTO law and with respect to free trade agreements.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.