Richard Luff - Van Bael & Bellis

Richard Luff

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 32 2 647 7350

Richard Luff is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis' Brussels office. His practice centres on international trade law, with a particular focus on the areas of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy law. He represents clients before the EC Commission, the European Court of Justice (now the Court of Justice of the EU) and the WTO. His assistance extends from the preparation of consultations to the drafting of written submissions to preparation for meetings with the Panel and/or the Appellate Body.

Richard has personally handled more than 150 anti-dumping cases for clients from all over the world, including the USA, China, Russia, Korea, Taiwan, Egypt, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. His expertise encompasses a wide range of industries, including steel, textiles, chemical products, energy and electronics.

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 represented Argentina in Measures on the Importation and Marketing of Biodiesel and Measures Supporting the Biodiesel Industry in the EU (DS459).

He is regularly asked by governments to run training programmes for their anti-dumping and anti-subsidy units.


  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe: The World's Leading Lawyers for Trade Law
  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe – ‘Leaders In Their Field’ (International Trade/WTO)
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Trade and Customs Law
  • Legal 500 for Trade Law


London School of Economics – LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law, 1990

University of Brussels – Master’s Degree in European Community Law, 1989

University of Brussels – Post-graduate Degree in Economic Law, 1987

University of Brussels – Law Degree, 1986


Richard Luff regularly lectures and writes on trade law matters.

Office Location

Glaverbel Building
Chaussée de La Hulpe 166 Terhulpsesteenweg
Brussels, B-1170

Practice Areas

Trade Law

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