LUFF David

LUFF David

Reader in Law, LCII; Founding Partner, Appelton Luff.

David Luff is founding Partner of the Appleton Luff law firm.

David has been practicing international law at both EU and international levels for nineteen years and was in charge of major trade remedy cases. He has worked on numerous projects where he dealt with technical barriers to trade, customs rules, WTO dispute settlement, international arbitration, regional integration and market access actions.

David has advised private multinational companies and governments in the sectors of financial services, postal and telecommunications services, textiles and clothing, steel, chemicals, sugar, bananas, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. He advised the multiple governments on WTO implementation and trade negotiations issues and held missions in more than thirty five developing countries.

David Luff is a professor of International Trade Law at the University of Liege in Belgium, at the College of Europe, and at the MGIMO University in Moscow. He obtained a PhD at the University of Brussels. His thesis examined the regulatory powers of States under WTO law to pursue domestic policy objectives. David Luff published several articles in international reviews on subjects related to economic law, particularly in the area of services and held visiting appointments in India, China, Vietnam, Switzerland and Italy.

David trained trade officials of the EC, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West African countries and China on WTO law and trade policy, including on SPS and TBT rules. He organised international workshops and conferences and oversaw training programmes. He is the author of a 1328 pages book in French, which provides an exhaustive and critical analysis of the WTO law and its jurisprudence.


Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

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