Richard Steppe

EU & Competition

Senior Managing Associate

Richard Steppe

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Richard is a Senior Managing Associate in EU & competition law at Deloitte Legal.

Richard advises clients in contentious and non-contentious matters concerning Belgian and EU competition law, (unfair) commercial practices, complex contractual arrangements and EU free movement provisions. He has extensive expertise in the law and economics of differential pricing practices, offering pragmatic advice on discounts, rebates, temporal and geographic price differentiation, as well as related commercial strategies. Richard also lectures on the aforementioned topics at several universities in Belgium and abroad.

Richard started his career at the KU Leuven, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation in EU and competition law as a Ph.D. fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders. He obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School (Fulbright, Frank Boas & B.A.E.F. fellowships), during which he served as the President of the Harvard European Law Association and received the Mancini award for his work in EU law. As an attorney, Richard first worked at Linklaters LLP prior to joining Deloitte Legal in 2021.

Richard publishes and presents frequently on a wide variety of topics, ranging from anticompetitive practices to state aid and free movement of goods. He is an active member of the legal subcommittee of the American Chamber of Commerce to Belgium.

Richard Steppe