Richard Luff

Richard Luff
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Who's Who Legal Trade & Customs: Lawyers

Richard Luff is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. He specialises in international trade law, with a particular focus on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings. He represents clients before the European Commission, the EU Courts and the WTO.

Widely recognised as one of the leading trade law practitioners in Europe, Richard has handled more than 150 anti-dumping cases for clients from all over the world, including the US, China, Russia, Korea, Taiwan, Egypt, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. He is known for handling particularly complex issues in a large number of high-profile cases. His expertise encompasses a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on steel, chemical products, energy and electronics.

He is also an experienced litigator before EU courts. For instance, in The Dow Chemical Company v. Council, he obtained the annulment of the anti-dumping duty and large reimbursements for his client.

In the field of WTO law, Richard advises governments, public institutions and international clients on market access issues and other WTO-related matters, including WTO accession issues.

He has assisted WTO members in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, extending from general anti-dumping and anti-subsidy issues to specific trade restrictive practices. Most recently, he successfully represented Argentina in Certain Measures on the Importation and Marketing of Biodiesel and Measures Supporting the Biodiesel Industry in the EU.

He is regularly asked by governments to organise tailormade seminars and run training programmes for their anti-dumping and anti-subsidy departments.

Richard holds an LLM in international trade and business law from the London School of Economics, as well as an LLM in European law and a master's degree in economic law from the University of Brussels. He speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.

WWL says: Richard Luff is a firm favourite among clients who commend his “highly impressive knowledge of complex EU commercial trade law”.

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