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Feb 13

Pouvoirs Numériques - 5th edition on Cybersecurity

On February 13th, Loïc Rivière from TECH IN France, and Thaima Samman, founding partner of SAMMAN law firm, coordinated the discussions of the last roundtable “Pouvoirs Numériques”. This event brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors on the topic of cybersecurity.

Jan 15

Cyberlex Meeting - Roundtable on Cybersecurity

On January 15th 2018, as part of the Annual Meeting of the think tank Cyberlex, Thaima Samman, Founding Partner of SAMMAN, moderated a roundtable on the role of legal rules to address the challenges on cyber security. A summary of the debates is available below.

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Patrick Starkman quoted on Brexit

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN Law Firm was interviewed by IGNITES Europe, a Financial Times service, as part of an article on the weight of Paris/France for financial services post-brexit.


Patrick Starkman speaks at EIFR

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs, was invited to give an overview of the European agenda at the 11th edition of EIFR's "Rendez-vous de la régulation financière et de la conformité" on December 14th, 2017. Patrick presented an anticipation of the Brexit impacts, the progress and next steps of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) as well as the review of the governance and powers of the European supervisory authorities (ESAs).

Dec 05

WIL's event with EU Commissioner Vestager

On December 5th, Thaima Samman, founding partner of SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs, moderated a breakfast debate with EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, organized by the European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL) with the support of FIPRA. The WIL network is presided by Thaima and gathers women in high-level positions across Europe.

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GDPR at a glance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), entering into force on May 25th, 2018, replaces a 1995 EU Directive on data protection. Based on its expertise on privacy and data protection Cabinet SAMMAN has been appointed by several business organizations to work and be part of the dialogue on the GDPR implementation process with supervisory authorities and other public officials. Please find below a recap of the main elements of the GDPR.