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November 23, 2010 10:11 ET

King & Spalding's Growing Geneva Office Welcomes International Trade Counsel Charles Julien

GENEVA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Continuing the expansion of its recently-established Geneva office, King & Spalding announced today the arrival of international trade expert Charles Julien. Julien, who advises on a wide range of international trade matters including negotiations, trade remedy proceedings and disputes, joins the firm as counsel.

Julien is the third lateral hire to join the Geneva office since its opening in June 2010. His arrival follows that of partner Daniel C. Crosby and counsel Jasper M. Wauters. Additional support for the Geneva office comes from office managing partner Stephen J. Orava, senior trade advisor Joost Pauwelyn, and senior counsel S. Bruce Wilson, who joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office in October following an eight-year stint as director of legal affairs for the World Trade Organization.

"Charles is a talented lawyer who brings a wealth of trade remedy and WTO experience to the firm," said Orava. "His arrival and the continued expansion of our Geneva office further solidify King & Spalding's reputation as one of the largest and most sophisticated international trade practices is in the world."

Julien has extensive experience in trade remedy issues, having represented foreign producers, exporters, importers and governments in over eighty anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings initiated by more than 10 countries. He has assisted governments with the drafting of trade remedy laws and in establishing and restructuring investigating authorities, and has wide-ranging expertise on WTO-related matters, including WTO accession negotiations, WTO agreement implementation, Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations and WTO dispute settlement proceedings.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Julien was legal counsel with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he represented Egypt in DDA and free trade agreement negotiations, was involved in defining Egyptian trade policy and helped draft Egyptian trade remedy regulations. Julien has also worked for a major European trade law firm in Brussels and Geneva and in the French Mission to the WTO in Geneva.

Julien received a J.D. from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and holds Master's degrees in comparative law (from Panthéon-Assas University) and international law (from Panthéon-Sorbonne University). He is fluent in French and English and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on international, EU and Egyptian trade laws.

King & Spalding's international trade practice consists of more than 45 lawyers and consultants, including former government officials, former WTO officials, trade remedy accounting and data specialists and foreign legal experts. The group received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in both 2008 and 2009 -- the top award given to a U.S. law firm by that rating organization -- for the firm's pre-eminence and noteworthy achievements in international trade, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

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