Aline Doussin

Aline Doussin

London, Paris

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2961 (London) +33 1 53 67 47 47 (Paris)

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.

She helps clients on compliance with EU trade laws, export controls, sanctions and embargoes laws, but also extra-territorial application of foreign laws, incl. 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).

In 2019, she was appointed by the UK Government to the Department of International Trade ("DIT") – Expert Trade Advisory Group.


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

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

Master degree in International Law, Paris XI-Sceaux University

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

Law Degree, University of Leicester

Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS), BPP Law School


ADS: Premier Trade Organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors

EGADD: the UK Export Group for the Aerospace, Defense & Dual-use

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales


Representative experience

Advising a major airspace and defense client on all aspects on its compliance with UK export controls and customs compliance and self-disclosure obligations to the UK regulators.

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 government on WTO law and Policy.

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

Advising airspace and defense clients with HMG' security classifications requirements and the handling of HMG information classified assets.

Advising US airspace and defense clients on the French legal framework of the protection of national defence secret, including the applicable security clearing and control procedures.

Secured a significant customs victory for a client consumer products manufacturer, against (HMRC) with regards to classification of composite goods.

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