Charles Julien is counsel in White & Case International Trade Practice Group and is based in the Geneva office. He advises clients on a wide range of international trade and customs matters including trade remedy proceedings, international disputes and trade and investment negotiations and has particular experience in the Middle East and North Africa and in the European Union.
Mr. Julien has extended experience on trade remedy issues. Over the last 20 years, he has represented foreign producers, exporters, importers and governments in over 150 anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard investigations in more than 15 countries. He has also assisted governments with the drafting of their trade remedy laws and in establishing or restructuring investigating authorities. Furthermore, he has developed advanced trade-remedy risk mitigating strategies and subsidy assessment programs.
Mr. Julien also has wide-ranging expertise on international trade and investment related matters. He supported governments in their WTO accession negotiations and in preferential trade agreement negotiations; in implementing the WTO Agreements and other international trade agreements 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 and other international trade and investment agreements and used the latter to increase market access opportunities.
Mr. Julien has extensive experience on EU customs law. He supported industry associations in obtaining significant tariff suspensions and quotas in the EU and Turkey and assisted private clients with classification, valuation, rules of origin and labelling issues.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Julien was Counsel with an international law firm in Geneva. Prior to that, he was Legal Counsel with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry. He represented Egypt in the Doha Development Agenda 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. Previously, 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 is a regular speaker at conferences on international trade and customs law was lecturing on international trade law at the American University in Cairo.
Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School