Law firm King & Spalding has recruited Marie-Sophie Dibling as a partner to its international trade group in Brussels.

She makes the move from Fidal, where she was a partner and had led its international trade practice since 2018.

Dibling advises and represents companies on trade issues involving the EU, including trade remedy investigations of unfairly traded imports. Additionally, she helps clients navigate trade policy and market access issues such as free trade agreements and trade barriers. She has acted for clients in a variety of industries including agricultural products, metals, wood and paper, textiles and renewable energies.

Dibling’s addition to the practice makes King & Spalding’s global international trade team 45-strong. She will collaborate closely with the firm’s offices in Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, London and Washington DC.

Steve Orava, chair of King & Spalding’s international trade group, says: “The international trade market is becoming ever-more sophisticated, requiring in-depth expertise to navigate agreements, regulations and tariffs, so lawyers of Marie-Sophie’s standing enhance our ability to assist clients around the world.”

Previously, Dibling ran her own firm, Dibling & Dibling, which specialised in international trade, competition and regulatory affairs and operated in association with law firm Sayarh & Menjra. She also spent six year as a senior associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel until 2016.