On Oct. 6, 2022, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted a new, eighth package of measures (Package) primarily intended to reinforce pressure on the government of the Russian Federation (Russia) and Russia’s economy, weaken Russia’s military capabilities and impose additional consequences on the Kremlin for the recent escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.

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Photo of Erik de Bie Erik de Bie

Erik de Bie is an attorney-at-law focused on international trade, customs and VAT matters. Erik counsels clients in European trade, export control, sanctions, customs, VAT and excise duty related matters, including litigation. He concentrates his practice on developing and implementing European savings programs…

Erik de Bie is an attorney-at-law focused on international trade, customs and VAT matters. Erik counsels clients in European trade, export control, sanctions, customs, VAT and excise duty related matters, including litigation. He concentrates his practice on developing and implementing European savings programs, setting up and restructuring European distribution and supply chains, improving and structuring customs, excise duty and VAT related compliance, and limiting risks and liabilities. Given the developments in European legislation and the needs of his clients, Erik is frequently involved in cross-border matters, including obtaining certification as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), implementing customs bonded warehouse regimes and counseling on VAT issues.

Erik represented (and represents) many companies before Dutch Tax and Customs Courts, the Dutch Supreme Court, the European Commission, and the European Court of Justice.

Photo of Robert Hardy Robert Hardy

Dr. Robert Hardy, LL.M. (Harvard) is a Local Partner in the firm’s Amsterdam office. He advises clients on matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including consumer products, energy, financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, TMT, and transportation.

Robert focuses his practice on:…

Dr. Robert Hardy, LL.M. (Harvard) is a Local Partner in the firm’s Amsterdam office. He advises clients on matters spanning a wide spectrum of economic sectors, including consumer products, energy, financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, TMT, and transportation.

Robert focuses his practice on:

  • Antitrust Litigation & Competition Regulation
  • International Trade
  • Regulatory & Compliance.
Photo of Nina Mantel Nina Mantel

Nina Mantel is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office. She focuses her practice on administrative law, environmental law, real estate related matters and international trade matters.

Nina holds a LL.M. degree in civil law at the Universiteit Leiden and is a member…

Nina Mantel is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office. She focuses her practice on administrative law, environmental law, real estate related matters and international trade matters.

Nina holds a LL.M. degree in civil law at the Universiteit Leiden and is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.