Hogan Lovells boosts its global trade capabilities with new UK partner hire

LONDON, 16 April, 2018 - Hogan Lovells announced today that Aline Doussin has joined the firm's International Trade and Investment Group, part of its Government Regulatory Practice, as a partner in its London office. Aline is admitted to practice both in the UK and France. Aline is an experienced trade practitioner, who will join Hogan Lovells internationally recognized International Trade and Investment Practice from Squire Patton Boggs (SPB), where she has served as a partner since 2014.

Commenting on Doussin’s arrival, Alice Valder Curran, Global Head of Hogan Lovells Government Regulatory Practice Group, said: "Hiring additional experienced trade partners in Europe has been a strategic priority for us, so we are delighted that Aline is joining the firm to help us continue to meet the trade needs of our clients. With Brexit looming, the need for proven trade experience is critical, and with a number of clients increasingly demanding our trade capabilities, Aline, a dual qualified lawyer in England and France, enhances our offering in the market."

Prior to her appointment to SPB in 2014, Aline spent four years at DLA Piper, where she worked in its London Trade Practice. Aline established the trade practice at SPB in London and in a short space of time created a highly-regarded practice, servicing major clients.

Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner, UK and Africa, Hogan Lovells added: "Aline's presence in London will significantly add to our existing trade capabilities in the UK and regionally across Europe. Her broad practice includes customs, trade controls, compliance and sanctions matters, which will add further depth to our recognized trade practice. In addition, her experience will be of particular importance as the UK continues with its plans to withdraw from the EU, where we are working closely with our clients on a range of issues, including dealing with the impact on their global supply chains."

Lourdes Catrain, Co-Di‎rector of Hogan Lovells International Trade and Investment Practice said: "We are so excited to have Aline join our global trade practice and our clients in the UK and the EU will benefit from her expertise. We have seen over the last years and certainly, in the last month, with the numerous trade contentious issues between the U.S., the EU and China, the increasing importance that trade laws and policy decisions have on our clients' operations throughout the EU and elsewhere. Adding Aline to our existing team will allow us to respond to these growing needs."

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