Aline Doussin

Aline Doussin

London, Paris

Email aline.doussin@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2961 (London)

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesFrench, English, Italian, German

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"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' on Trade law by Legal 500 UK, Aline Doussin heads the UK trade team. As a dual-qualified lawyer (Avocat au Barreau de Paris and Solicitor in England and Wales), 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 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.

She helps clients on compliance with EU trade laws, export controls, sanctions and embargoes laws, but also extra-territorial application of foreign laws. She works closely with our U.S. partners on the application of U.S. secondary sanctions to European clients' operations. Aline regularly advises companies and trade associations on all customs-related issues, and Brexit contingency planning. 

Aline is a member of Hogan Lovells' Brexit Committee, and sits on the Brexit Committee of the Paris Bar. In 2017, she was appointed by the Bâtonnier du Barreau de Paris as a French representative to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe ("CCBE"), with a focus on the European legal framework for the free movement of lawyers. 

Awards and recognitions

Leading Individual, Trade, Customs and WTO
Legal 500 UK

Winner of the Franco-British Legal Award, Prix
Champagne Louis Roederer

Education and admissions


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

LL.M., European Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 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

Solicitor, 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.

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