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Global Leader

Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Top-rated professional" Stéphanie Noël ranks "among the best" thanks to her "effective advocacy, clever approach and drive to win".


Stéphanie Noël is the principal of S Noël Law Office, specialising exclusively in international trade matters. Her practice focuses on WTO law, trade defence, and issues pertaining to negotiation, implementation of and compliance with preferential trade and customs union agreements.

She has advised governments, companies and trade associations on various issues of trade law such as trade remedy legislations and cases, import tariffs, rules of origin, the WTO consistency of multiple trade and domestic regulations affecting trade in goods (tax measures, product regulations, measures affecting the distribution of goods, labelling requirements, sanitary and phytosanitary measures), trade in services, and the implications of Brexit.

Stephanie's experience encompasses litigation before the WTO dispute settlement body, the Court of Justice of the European Union and representation of exporters and domestic producers in a number of trade defence proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. She has experience of technical assistance and institutional capacity building in the fields of trade defence and free trade agreements.

Stéphanie is a member of the Paris Bar, and is registered with the Geneva Bar (as an EU lawyer). She holds a master's degree in exportation law from the University of Paris V (Descartes); an LLM in international trade from Bond University; a master’s degree in international risk management from HEC Paris; and a postgraduate diploma in economic policy from SOAS (University of London). She regularly speaks at conferences on trade matters, and has authored articles in specialist journals. She also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Global Trade & Customs Journal. She practises in English and French.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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