Isabelle van Schendel


  • European law
  • Antitrust law
  • Belgian law, with particular focus on:
    • commercial law
    • corporate law
  • Advice on the creation and organisation of international associations and European economic interest groupings

Foreign languages: English, French, Spanish


  • Joined Pappalardo e Associati as Of counsel in 1996, which evolved into BonelliErede


  • Collaborated with Spanish firm Pedro Brosa y Associados, focusing mainly on European law and competition law (1987-1989)
  • Internship at the European Commission Directorate General for competition (1986)
  • Head of the Brussels office for the consultancy firm Euroadvisers, made up of French, Spanish, Swiss, British, Austrian and German companies
  • Head of the Brussels office for the Spanish firm Jiménez de Parga & Montaner & Suils


  • Member of the Belgian bar
  • LL.M. from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
  • Master’s degree in business management from Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales of Brussels
  • Law degree from Université Catholique de Louvain

Knowledge Sharing

UK Supreme Court confirms rift between England and France on law governing arbitration agreements

In the absence of an express choice of law governing arbitration agreements, which law applies and why does it matter? The UK Supreme Court recently dealt with this question in the Kabab-Ji case and reached a different conclusion than the French Court of Appeal. Our

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Covid-19 and Egyptian Law Key Issues: Amendments to personal income tax law

The Covid-19 outbreak in Egypt and in many areas of the Middle East and North Africa has led to a public health emergency and unforeseen challenges for businesses. It has also led to uncertainties, including from a tax/legal perspective. No doubt you are asking yourself many questions, espec …

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The ICSID Rules Amendment Proposals #3: a good chance to increase consensus?

On 16 August 2019, ICSID issued for the third time its proposals for amendment of its rules. The proposals aim to respond to the main challenges and criticism of the ICSID system in the last decades, such as those relating to transparency in the conduct and outcome of proceedings, disclosure …

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