Yuriy Rudyuk specialises in international trade law with a particular focus on anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations, involving exporters from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. 

Over more than a decade, Yuriy has represented key Ukrainian exporters in all major EU anti-dumping proceedings concerning a wide variety of products, including steel, seamless and welded tubes, ammonium nitrate, urea, ironing boards and ferro-alloys.   He also regularly represents CIS exporters in trade defence proceedings initiated by other jurisdictions such as Brazil, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey.


Ukrainian, English, Russian


  • Chambers Global – International Trade/WTO (Foreign expert for Ukraine)
  • International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers – Trade Law


  • University of Amsterdam, LL.M. in International Trade Law, 2000
  • University of Lviv Law School, Ukraine, Master of Laws, 1999


Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis, EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (fifth edition, Kluwer, 2011), the standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law.

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Notable assignments

  • Representing MnChemical LLC, the sole producer of manganese oxides in Georgia, in the EU anti-dumping proceeding against imports of manganese oxide and obtaining a termination of the proceeding without imposition of anti-dumping measures.

  • Representing Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steel group and one of the largest steel producers in the world, in the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of Hot-Rolled Coils initiated by Turkey and obtaining a termination of the proceeding without the imposition of anti-dumping measures.

Publications and insights

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    • 16/07/2020
    • News

    Yuriy Rudyuk speaks at webinar organized by EUROMETAL “After COVID 19: Survival strategies for steel distribution, SSC and Steel Trade”

    On 9 July 2020, Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk spoke at the EUROMETAL webinar on the outcome of the second review of EU safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products as well as other trade defence measures in the EU affecting trade in steel. Yuriy’s comments on further reviews of the safeguard measures and their likely outcome were reported by Kallanish Steel https://eurometal.net/eu-plans-two-more-safeguard-reviews/ .

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    • 08/04/2020
    • Articles

    Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations in the EU

    On 13 March 2020, the European Commission published a Notice on the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations (the Notice). Pursuant to the Notice, the COVD-19 outbreak will affect the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations carried out by the European Commission as follows: 1. Suspension of verification visits The Commission decided to suspend all verification visits to the affected areas until further notice. Instead, the Commission will carefully examine the information provided by interested parties in the framework of the investigations and cross-check it with information available from other sources. Moreover, if the Commission considers the information submitted inaccurate or incomplete, it will base its findings on verified or other proven facts on the record of the investigation. In view of this, it becomes essential for all exporting producers cooperating with the European Commission to provide a complete, accurate and substantiated questionnaire response supplemented by all necessary annexes and worksheets in order to enable the Commission to verify and reconcile the data without visiting the company’s premises. 2. Extended deadlines Due to the extraordinary circumstances, the Commission may grant a 7-day extension to companies located in areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Furthermore, the Commission will consider granting a longer extension if the requesting company is particularly affected by additional substantial safety measures (such as quarantine periods and/or mandatory factory closures). In order to qualify for an additional extension, the requesting company has to provide a sufficient explanation on how the additional time would help to prepare a more comprehensive questionnaire response. It is also necessary to describe how the additional substantial safety measures affect the requesting company’s capacity to provide the required information. It must be noted that the Notice does not address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the on-going second review of the steel safeguard measures. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether the timeframe of the review or any of its substantive aspects will be affected by the pandemic. Please click here to access the Notice.

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    • 02/10/2017
    • News

    Ukraine President appoints Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk as an arbitrator on behalf of Ukraine under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk has been appointed by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as one of four arbitrators to be included in the list of arbitrators on behalf of Ukraine under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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