Attorney at law, Ph.D and Senior Lecturer at Science Po Paris, Jean-Christophe Ménard joined SAMMAN in June 2015 as Of Counsel.
Jean-Christophe practices litigation and provides legal advice in national and European Public Law, in particular in the constitutional and regulatory fields.
Prior to joining SAMMAN, Jean-Christophe worked at the law firm Huglo Lepage. He begun his carreer in 2002 as a Professor at the University of Poitiers, then as Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge in 2005, before practising litigation in front of the Conseil d’Etat and various law firms.
Jean-Christophe is recognized for his expertise of the legal aspects of political life. Rapporteur of the French National Committee of electoral campaign accounts and political funding between 2008 and 2012, he is also the auhor of a Ph.D thesis on Political Parties’ Law. His deep knowledge of regulation and his expertise on legal proceedings allow him to anticipate and apprehend the legal questions arising in the political sector and to offer adjusted solutions to complex issues (funding, communication, elections, primaries, statutory issues…)
Jean-Christophe gives lectures in Public Law and Fundamental Freedoms in the Public Affairs Master at Science Po Paris, where he created in 2015 a lecture on Deontology and Transparency in Public Life. He also teaches at the University Paris II Panthéon Assas ( Master 2 Public Life and Institutional Relations). He regularly publishes and gives interviews on Institutional Reform and on the mutliplication of legal cases linked to political life.
Jean-Christophe is the author of the book “French Law of Political Groups. Permanence and Mutations” (Larcier, 2011, 570 p.) He sits at the Board of the French Association of Doctors in Law.