Julia Marssola

Associate, Brussels



Julia is an associate in the firm's International Trade law practice in Brussels and advises clients on a broad range of trade law matters, with a particular focus on trade defense proceedings, economic sanctions and regulatory issues.

She represents clients in complex anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards investigations before the European Commission, having built particular experience in the steel sector. In her career, Julia has represented clients in trade defense proceedings in third countries, such as the US, Brazil and Argentina.

Her work in economic sanctions and export controls includes providing clients with day-to-day complex cross-border transactional advice and regularly assisting them in the development and implementation of effective compliance programs. Julia has been involved in clearing multi-billion transactions from a sanctions and export controls perspective. Her experience covers a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, mining, food, and energy, among others.

Julia also regularly monitors EU and international trade developments and provides international clients with tailored analyses of their significance for the clients' business activities, in particular in relation to regulatory matters.

Prior to joining White & Case, Julia worked for one of the leading international trade law firms in Brussels, focusing on trade defense proceedings in the EU and in the US. Before coming to Brussels, she gained experience in top firms in Paris and in Brazil, assisting in WTO cases and also in merger control proceedings filed before the French and the Brazilian competition authorities. With her solid international background, Julia can provide clients with a holistic perspective and innovative approach.

In parallel to her work at White & Case, Julia is a PhD candidate at KU Leuven, has authored two books on international trade law and regularly publishes academic articles and book chapters in international economic law.

Bars and Courts
Brazilian Bar
Master's Degree
International Economic Law
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Visiting student, European Law
Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
Bachelor of Laws
Universidade de Brasília


Awards and Recognition

Best Post-graduate paper – IBRAC International Trade Awards 2021

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship – 2019/2020