Steve Ross specialises in EU competition law, international trade law and EU law.

Competition law

Steve advises clients on a wide range of competition law matters, including cartels, abuse of dominance issues and intellectual property licensing. He has also assisted clients in high profile cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before the European Commission, before the EU Courts and before International Arbitration Tribunals.

Steve’s competition law experience covers a broad range of sectors, including sports, aviation, aeronautics, consumer electronics, automotive, energy and raw materials.

International trade law (trade defence)

Steve’s experience extends to international trade law, and in particular to anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations. He has broad experience in advising clients, including private companies, public institutions and industry associations, in investigations before the European Commission and in litigations before EU courts.

His expertise covers a spectrum of industries, including steel, digital, telecommunications, chemicals, raw materials, automobile and electronics.  

EU law and public international law

Steve has experience on public international law and EU law matters, including human rights, EU external relations and sanctions. He also advises clients on EU and French regulatory law, including environmental and consumer protection law.

Steve is also a regular contributor to the monthly Competition Newsletter and has authored several chapters in the Van Bael & Bellis books on ‘EU Competition Law’ and on ‘EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments’.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Steve worked at a European Affairs consultancy firm and international law firms in Brussels. 


English, French


  • University of Brussels (ULB), LL.M. in European Law, cum laude, 2010
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D, 2007
  • University of Paris XI, Master of European and International Public Law, 2002

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Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Wisconsin, United States

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