Yves Melin

Yves Melin

Contact details

Avenue Louise 489

1050 Brussels



Phone : +32 2 626 05 00

Fax: +32 2 626 05 10

E-mail: ymelin@steptoe.com

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 settlement, 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).

In 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. In the customs area, Yves helps clients reduce duty exposure through customs compliance programs, customs duty suspension filings, and customs litigation.

He also advises companies on data protection compliance and the interaction between export control rules and data protection law. He holds the CIPP/E certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Yves lectures at the University of Lille (France) on the practice of international trade law, and at the European Law Academy (ERA) in Trier on various trade topics. He is also a member of the editorial board of Kluwer’s Global Trade and Customs Journal.