Our team

DS Avocats

Jean-Marie SalvaJean-Marie Salva – Partner (Paris and Brussels)

Partner at DS Avocats, he coordinates, within the Parisian office, the team dedicated to Customs Law and International Trade Policy, covering both advice and litigation and, within the Brussels office, the team specialized in European Union law (mainly defense and trade policy).. Read more… 


Sophie Dumon-Kappe – Partner (Paris)

With over 20 years of experience, Sophie supports operators on their customs and indirect tax issues. Her practice is focused on monitoring assistance during customs audits and litigations (coaching during controls, criminal legal coaching) in customs taxation (energy & environmental taxation, industrial alcohols, wines & spirits and tobacco).

Vincent RouthierVincent Routhier – Partner (Montreal)

Vincent’s practice is focused on international trade and customs law; particularly in the areas of trade remedies (antidumping), cross-border trade facilitation and customs/export controls compliance. Based in Canada, he advises clients on a broad range of international trade and customs law technical matters. Read more…


Arnaud FendlerArnaud Fendler – Associate (Paris)

Arnaud provides legal advisory services and litigation services to French and international clients, both in French and English, in customs law, export control and economic sanctions measures and trade defense measures. Read more…


Dimana Todorova – Associate (Brussels)

Admitted to the Paris and Brussels Bars, Dimana Todorova has joined DS Avocats in 2017 after significant experiences in law firms in Brussels and Paris specialized in European and competition law, as well at the European Court of Justice. She provides legal advisory services and litigation services, in French and in English, with a double expertise in trade defense measures and European competition law, as well as all questions related to EU law. Read more…

Yannick Trudel – Associate (Montreal)

Yannick counsels sovereign States and private entities on international trade issues, leveraging the market access and enforcement tools provided by Canadian domestic law, the WTO treaty, and free trade agreements.

Prior to joining DS Avocats, Yannick worked at a law firm in Geneva and was involved with some of the most complex WTO disputes. He also draws on knowledge and experience gained in trade negotiation within Global Affairs Canada.