Charles Julien


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Charles Julien

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Charles Julien is counsel in King’s & Spalding International Trade Practice Group and is based in the Geneva office. He advises clients on a wide range of international trade matters including negotiations, trade remedy proceedings and disputes.

Mr. Julien has extended experience on trade remedy issues. He has represented foreign producers, exporters, importers and governments in over eighty anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard proceedings initiated by more than ten countries. He has also assisted governments with the drafting of their trade remedy laws and in establishing or restructuring investigating authorities.

Mr. Julien also has wide-ranging expertise on WTO-related matters. He supported governments in their WTO accession negotiations; in implementing the WTO Agreements; in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations and has represented governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. In addition, he has advised trade associations and companies on the consistency of government measures with the WTO Agreements.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Julien was Legal Counsel with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry. He represented Egypt in the DDA negotiations and in numerous free trade agreement negotiations. He was also involved in defining the Egyptian trade policy and in the drafting of Egyptian trade remedy regulations. Furthermore, he was responsible for overseeing all trade remedy proceedings conducted by Egypt and coordinating the defence of Egyptian trade interests in foreign proceedings. Prior to that Mr. Julien worked for a major European trade law firm in Brussels and Geneva and in the French Mission to the WTO in Geneva.

Mr. Julien lectures on trade law at the American University in Cairo and the Cairo University, and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on international, EU and Egyptian trade laws.

Mr. Julien is fluent in French and English.

Recent Publications

  • Contributor to the 4th edition of the Anti-Dumping and other Trade protection Laws of the EC and the International Trade Center (ITC) Business Guide to Trade Remedies in the European Community:  Anti-dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguards Legislation, Practices and Procedures