All of our team members and consultants have significant experience in the practice of law and/or of public affairs. Their combined specializations contribute to an integrated approach to the benefits of our clients.
Partner and co-founder of the firm after 10 years at the head of the Legal and Public Affairs department of Microsoft, Thaima Samman brings her vision and combined expertise in the legal and institutional relations spheres.
Fanny Sachel, Managing Partner of the firm, brings her 20-year experience within various law firms to her practice in civil and commercial advisory and litigation as well as extensive knowledge of Corporate Law. The firm's Brussels Office is headed by Patrick Starkman, a Partner with a 20-year experience within French and European financial regulation authorities. An NYU LL.M graduate, trained at the European Commission, Clémence Arto, also a Partner, intervenes in public policy and regulatory matters in the firm's Paris office.
Within the team, Marc Drevon, Associate, is an expert in regulatory matters, especially in the energy field, Cyrille Fonvielle, Institutional Relations Manager, brings his five years of experience with MPs in the service of our clients' public affairs strategy and Anca Caruntu, graduate in political sciences and trained at Microsoft, is specialized in ICT policies and ecosystèmes at EU and French levels.
Jean-Christophe Ménard, holding a Ph.D and specialized in the legal aspects of Political Life, completes the firm's lawyers team as Of Counsel. His practice is focused on litigation and providing legal advice in Public Law.
This European experience is strengthened by our collaboration with Andrea Parola, founder of EU Strategy, graduate of law and political sciences at the Sapienza de Rome University and former European Commission official, who has a solid knowledge and expertise of the EU institutions and policies.
Last but not least, our firm works closely with Isabelle Clap, President of the agency Flagship Communication, specialized in Communication Advice and Strategy, allowing us to reply to the potential needs of our clients in this field in a coordinated and efficient manner.