Aline Doussin

Aline Doussin

Partner, London

Email aline.doussin@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2961

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesFrench, English, Italian, German

Practice groupRegulatory

"While devising our strategy, she had a great handle on the competencies and the anticipated behaviour of the organisations involved."

Chambers UK

Ranked as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 UK, Aline Doussin advises companies, sovereign governments, and trade bodies 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 advises companies on other EU regulatory and cybersecurity and data compliance issues, and on the interaction of trade and human rights laws. She also advises companies on French contract and consumer laws and assists them on formulating and articulating their policy positions before the EU Institutions and the French government.

Aline is advising companies and trade associations on all Brexit-related issues, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit brings, assisting them on all their trade-law related needs, and helping them anticipate the upcoming customs challenges.

A former consultant at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Aline worked closely with the Director General and was involved in WTO negotiations and advised on investments, IPRs, competition, and public procurement.

Aline speaks regularly on international trade and compliance issues and has published a number of articles on trade, EU law, and other regulatory topics.

Education and admissions


LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, Panthéon-Assas University, 2006

LL.M., European Law, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 2005

Master degree in International Law, Paris XI-Sceaux University, 2004

Institut Supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction (I.S.I.T.), 2004

Law Degree, University of Leicester, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

England and Wales


Representative experience

Advising a French private investment house on sanctions and export control compliance, and drafting of internal sanctions compliance policies.*

Representing a U.S. manufacturer of consumer products on a challenge to HMRC customs classification decision.*

Advising a U.S. engineering company on CE marking and product compliance issues arising in the context of the sale of its shares to an European business.*

Assisting a South Asian government on its trade negotiations with the European Union.*

Advised a global pharmaceutical company on Brexit contingency planning, and legal issues arising out of trade barriers re-imposed between the EU and the UK.*

Advising a U.S. food start-up on the EU legal regime applicable to the placing of novel food products on the EU market.*

Advising a European medical device manufacturer on customs misclassification of parts and components in Europe.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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