Sylvia Baule is deputy Head of Unit in the investment Unit of DG Trade, European Commission. She joined the investment Unit in July 2017 and is, inter alia, leading the team responsible for the proposal on a framework for screening of FDI into the EU. In her previous job assignments, she was a legal officer in DG Trade, dealing with WTO dispute settlement and legal aspects of trade policy. She was the Co-lead negotiator of the TTIP State-to-State Dispute Settlement Chapter and represented the EU in the WTO negotiations of the review of the Dispute Settlement Understanding. Before, she was a trade negotiator in the area of trade in services and investment where she negotiated amongst others the plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). She also worked for five years in the area of trade defense instruments. In that context, she has contributed to a German legal commentary on EU external trade and customs law. In 2001, she was awarded her PhD in European law at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where she also worked as an assistant researcher in European law.