David Luff is an international trade lawyer, founding partner at the law firm “Appleton Luff” with offices in Brussels, Geneva, Kampala, Singapore, Washington and Warsaw. He has been practicing international trade law at both EC and WTO levels for thirty years. He is in charge of major trade remedies and competition cases and he is working on projects where he deals with technical barriers to trade, customs rules, WTO dispute settlement, regional integration and market access actions. He has been advising 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 several governments on WTO implementation and trade negotiations issues and held missions in more than sixty developing countries. He has also been advising several countries on cross-sectoral strategies to take advantage of international trade rules and on the means to adjust to the challenges posed by multilateral trade negotiations. He has also been advising the governments of two countries in their WTO accession negotiations.
David Luff is also a guest professor of international trade law at the Universities of Liege in Belgium, Lille in France, Barcelona in Spain, Moscow in Russia and at the College of Europe. 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 books and articles in international reviews on subjects related to WTO law and held visiting appointments in India, China, Vietnam, Switzerland and Italy.