Doussin, Aline

Aline Doussin


Aline Doussin is a partner in our Regulated Industries department specialising in International Trade (including export control and sanctions), EU Regulatory and Public Policy. Aline’s experience is derived from her similar previous position in a major international law firm, and from her former roles at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva and as an in-house lawyer in Japan Tobacco International (JTI).

Aline’s practice focusses on acting for a wide range of businesses, governments and trade associations on international trade and EU regulatory affairs including:

  • Sanctions and export controls specialist services:
    • Compliance advice on the implementation of export control and sanctions obligations
    • Internal investigations to ascertain potential violations of export control and sanctions laws
    • Disclosure to EU Regulators
    • Defence before the national regulators including at EU level
  • Advice on EU regulatory affairs (legal advocacy, customs, CE marking, regulatory approvals, standards, labelling) in a variety of specialised sector areas:
    • Data protection and cybersecurity
    • Life sciences including medical devices and biotechnology
    • Food and drink
    • Cosmetics
    • Aviation
  • Advice to third country governments on international law issues, including:
    • Negotiations of free trade agreements
    • Legislative drafting and parliamentary amendments drafting
    • Rule of law training to foreign governments and parliamentarians

In addition to the above, Aline has a specialised focus on trade law (WTO, EU trade and trade defence instruments, market access) and general government affairs and media/communication services.

Aline has been listed as a recommended trade and public affairs lawyer in The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK. She is mentioned in a number of articles on international trade, and EU regulatory issues, and featured on French International Radio and French national newspapers.

Aline is active in a number of business and political organizations. She organizes networking events for French lawyers based in London and ran as a candidate in London for the 2014 European Parliament Elections.

Aline has featured in a number of BBC news discussions regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. These segments can be accessed at the following links:


  • Advising on an internal investigation and self-disclosure to EU competent regulators in relation to export control and sanctions concerns. 
  • Advising drinks manufacturer on compliance with regulatory issues (import, export, country of origin, labeling and advertising) for intra-EU sales and the application of EU free-movement of goods to their processes.
  • Advising a number of businesses on in the IT, financial services, retail and manufacturing sectors on export control and sanctions compliance.
  • Advising a number of clients in respect to anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and WTO safeguard investigations. 
  • Providing legal, technical and strategic advice to a major South Asian government client in relation to securing improved market access to the European Union. 
  • Advising multinational companies on compliance programs and internal policy and risk procedure. 
  • Advising a major financial services company on multi-jurisdictional compliance with European data protection and privacy issues.


  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Post Master's degree in European Law
  • Panthéon-Assas University, Post Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Paris XI - Sceaux, Masters, International Law
  • Paris Translation School, Legal Translator (French/English)


  • Paris
  • England and Wales


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping, Belgium
  • Winner of the Franco-British Law Society’s 2016 Champagne Louis Roederer Prize
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 Edition
  • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
  • The Legal 500 UK – listed as a recommended lawyer  in Customs & Excise and in Public affairs (2013, 2014).
  • Chambers UK – Highly rated associate Aline Doussin of Squire Patton Boggs is identified by market observers as a rising star of the lobbying arena. One client attests: "While devising our strategy, she had a great handle on the competencies and the anticipated behaviour of the organisations involved."

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