Speaker profile

Yves Melin

Yves Melin

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Belgium

Yves Melin is a Belgian-qualified international trade, customs, and EU regulatory lawyer. He concentrates on trade remedy investigations, customs laws and procedures, export controls and sanctions, conflict minerals, World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlements, and data protection. 

Yves has represented clients before the EU Courts in more than 20 disputes relating to international trade and customs laws, including in the landmark cases Ikea Wholesale (Case C-351/04) and XinYi PV (Case T-586/14). For the past 18 years, he has represented companies in more than 100 trade remedy proceedings (anti-dumping measures, countervailing measures, and safeguards) across a wide range of industries.