Our team

DS Avocats

Jean-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). Read more

Arnaud FENDLER – Pre-Partner (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

Thierry SCHWENK – Parner (Stuttgart)

Thierry’s professional focus is on international trade, commercial and corporate law, including M&A, insolvency and securities law, and on litigation. Thierry is graduated from Tübingen University in 2009, has been admitted to Stuttgart bar in 2012 and is bar-accredited specialist lawyer in international business law since 2015. Read more

Marta LONGONI – Partner (Milan)

Marta’s practice is focused on international trade law, commercial and corporate law. She advises Italian and foreign clients on all aspects of their business activities, also providing assistance on trade and customs’ issues, including  international economic sanctions, transfer pricing, export control of dual-use goods and technologies, to name a few.  She works in Italian, English and French. Read more

Sylvie SAVOIE – Partner (Beijing)

Sylvie Savoie is the Managing Partner of DS Beijing Office. She has been working in China with DS since 1990. She advises foreign companies when setting up in China and also closely monitors the legal situation of companies already present in China by providing daily support in the fields of contractual law, labor law, commercial law and fiscal law. She is fully bilingual in Chinese. Read more

Yijun LIU – Associate (Shanghai)

Yijun practiced law for 6 years in Paris in a law firm with a reputation for tax, customs and corporate laws before moving to Shanghai where she joined an international accounting firm (Big 4) as Manager, taking charge of foreign and local businesses and their various investment projects. After joining DS in 2017, she continues to develop her experience in various areas such as taxation, customs law, corporate law, international trade and investment law. Read more

Lucas MASCARADE – Counsel (Jakarta)

Attorney registered to the Paris Bar and Foreign attorney registered to PERADI (Indonesia Bar Association), Lucas focuses on advising European companies for structuring their investment and trade in Indonesia as well as Indonesian companies for their investment in Europe. His area of practice are FDI Law, International Business & Trade Law and Economic Law. Read more

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


Julien HAMEL-GUILBERT– Associate (Montreal)

Julien’s practice focuses on international trade and customs law; particularly in trade remedies (ADD | CVD), cross-border trade facilitation and customs/export controls compliance. Julien assists clients in developing import and export compliance programs and is representing clients before Canadian agencies in the context of trade and customs proceedings. He advises corporate clients and governments, providing strategic counsel in regard to issues arising from WTO Agreements, bilateral trade agreements. Read more

Seynabou KANDJI – Pre-Partner (Dakar)

Head of the Dakar office of DS, Seynabou assists local and international clients, public and private, in various areas of law and sectors of activities in Africa, including private equity and acquisitions, infrastructure, telecommunications, environment and sustainable development, energy, natural resources. Seynabou is increasingly involved in customs and international trade issues in Africa, and regularly provides training and conferences in Senegal and abroad on the business environment in Africa. Read more

Charles CASTLE – Partner (Lima)

Charles’ extensive professional career in the main law firms of Perù, has allowed him to provide specialized customs advice to important national and international business groups, in matters related to international sale of goods, the enforcement of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), application of tax-customs benefits, customs valuation, tarrif clasification as well as affairs related with World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations. Read more

Enrique VARGAS – Associate (Lima)

Lawyer with broad legal background and extensive experience counselling local and foreign top companies in several industries on their International Trade and Customs matters, Enrique has worked in one of the best law Firms in Latin America, which allowed him to participated in some of the major procedures and cases concerning international trade and customs matters in Peru. Read more