Doussin, Aline

Aline Doussin


Aline Doussin is a partner in the firm's International Trade Practice, 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 the EU level
  • Advice on EU regulatory affairs (e.g. 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, 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 is recognised by Chambers UK 2015 as a Rising Star in the lobbying arena. Clients note she has "a great handle on the competencies and the anticipated behaviour of the organisations involved."

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 Asia government client in relation to securing improved market access to the European Union. 
  • Advising multinational companies on compliance programmes, 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, European Law
  • Panthéon-Assas University, Post Master’s, 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 as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Trade, WTO, anti-dumping and customs
  • 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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  • Speaker, Food Matters Live Conference, 27 October 2017.