Richard Luff 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.

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. 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 successfully represented Argentina in Certain Measures on the Importation and Marketing of Biodiesel and Measures Supporting the Biodiesel Industry in the EU.


French, English, Italian, Spanish


  • 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
  • Best Lawyers – Trade Law


  • London School of Economics, LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law, 1990
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Master of European Community Law, 1989
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Post-graduate Degree in Economic Law, 1987
  • University of Brussels (ULB), Master of Laws, 1986


Richard Luff regularly lectures and writes on trade law matters.

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Notable assignments

  • Assisting Argentinean producers of biodiesel in obtaining the annulment by the EU General Court of the EU anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and assisting the Argentinean government in obtaining a WTO Appellate Body ruling that these anti-dumping measures violated WTO rules.

  • Representing AK Steel Corporation, the largest producer of electrical steel in the US, and Schneider Electric, a large industrial user, in the anti-dumping proceeding initiated by the EU on imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from the US.

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