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Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Aline Doussin is "a stand-out figure in the London market" possessing "in-depth customs expertise". Sources further exalt her "active sanctions practice" and "noteworthy work on trade agreements".


Aline Doussin heads the international trade team in London. As a dual-qualified lawyer, she divides her time between Paris and London, and assists companies on the full range of international trade law and policy issues, including export control, sanctions, anti-money laundering, customs, trade compliance, trade remedies, and anti-corruption.

Aline routinely assists sovereign and private companies on trade negotiations with the United Kingdom, and European Union with a particular expertise on cross-border trade in services. She advises companies and sovereign clients on trade policy issues in Europe, infringement proceedings and formulating and articulating their policy positions before the EU institutions.

She helps clients on compliance with EU and UK trade laws, export controls, sanctions, and embargoes laws, but also extra-territorial application of foreign laws, including the ITAR and EAR compliance. She advises, with our U.S. partners, on the application of U.S. sanctions to European clients' operations, and assists with investigations and disclosure to competent regulators for breaches of sanctions and export control laws. Aline regularly advises companies and trade associations on all customs-related issues, and Brexit contingency planning.

Aline also focuses on the EU legal framework for free movement of goods and services, and regularly advises on EU internal market laws, including CE marking obligations and the rules that apply to the placement of products on the EU market.

Aline is a member of Hogan Lovells' Brexit Committee, and a representative of France to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). She is also a member of the BritishAmerican Business Policy Committee, and the International Trade Committee of the CBI.

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