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Jun 30
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Round table with Sixtine Bouygues, European Commission

On June 30th, 2017, Thaima Samman moderated a breakfast conversation organized by the European American Chamberof Commerce on “the European Union's priorities” with Sixtine Bouygues, Deputy Director-General of Communication at the European Commission. 

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Jun 27
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Event in Brussels: A new deal of French policy for Europe

The election of Emmanuel Macron as President and the solid majority gained by his party, La République En Marche, in the Parliament mark a profound reshaping of French political landscape. The focus of the new executive power on the future of the EU could have a major impact on the EU policies in defence & security, energy transition, digital transformation, trade, or the budgetary framework. These were just some of the ideas discussed on June 27th at the roundtable we organized in Brussels with Jean-Marie Le Guen, former French Minister; Emmanuel Lacresse, Former Advisor to Emmanuel Macron at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Marc Mosse, Senior Director EU Government Affairs at Microsoft.

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May 16
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Launch of the Young Leaders in Finance Club

SAMMAN was very proud to sponsor the launch of the Young Leaders in Finance Club (Club des Jeunes Dirigeants Financiers - CJDF) on May 16th, featuring a keynote speech by M. Bertrand Badré, former Managing Director of the World Bank and Founder of BlueOrange Capital, an investment fund aimed at financing Sustainable Development. Clémence Arto, Partner at SAMMAN, is Vice Chair of the Club.

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Mar 23
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Robert Madelin on Brexit

On March 23rd, 2017, Thaima Samman moderated a breakfast conversation on Brexit with Robert Madelin, Fipra International’s Chief Strategist and former Director General of DG SANCO (Health) and DG CONNECT (Technology) at the European Commission, organized by the European American Chamber of Commerce.

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SAMMAN joins the FIPRA network

SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs partners with Jean-François Guichard, a founding member of the international network FIPRA, to form the French branch of one of the most important Public Affairs consultants network globally.

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SAMMAN strengthens its Regulatory team

Marc Drevon, Attorney-at-law specialized in Regulatory matters, is joining SAMMAN after spending five years in the Legal Department of the French Energy Regulation Authority (Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie, CRE), and having practised in several law firms.

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Feb 08
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Patrick Starkman Intervention at EU Parliament

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN law & corporate affairs firm, spoke at the ALDE Seminar held at the European Parliament on 8 February 2017 on " Review of the European Supervisory Authorities: opportunity to ensure a safe and sound financial system”. He underlined the importance of better representativeness of the stakeholders, investors, financial market players etc.. in the decision-making of the Boards of the three European supervisory authorities in the banking, insurance and financial markets sectors (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA).

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Jan 30
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AAL Conference: Collaborative economy and housing

Founding Partner of SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs, Thaima Samman moderated on January 30th 2017, a panel on “The new forms of accommodation: homestay, couchsurfing, hotels…. From competition to a new set of rules” organized within the Lobbyist Lawyers Association Convention at the Senate in Paris.

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Dec 16
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Event Report - How to boost French growth?

On Friday, December 16th, 2016, SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs was honored to welcome Robin Rivaton, Chief Executive of Paris Region Entreprises and Political Advisor, to present his views on the French economic situation as well as on the reforms that need to be undertaken in order to boost economic growth.

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Nov 24
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Brexit: Thaima Samman heard by Parliament

Founding Partner of SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs, Thaima Samman was heard this morning as part of the Fact-Finding Mission appointed by the French National Assembly, regarding the impact on businesses of the UK vote to leave the EU.

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Sep 13
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Digital Platforms’ Economy. Outcomes of the 3rd edition of “Pouvoirs numériques »

On September 13th, Pouvoirs numériques, the circle of discussion we initiated together with Tech in France, hosted a panel discussion on digital platforms’ economy with Pierre-Jean Benghozi, member of Arcep; Marc Bourreau, Economics Professor at Telecom ParisTech; Henri Isaac, President of the think tank Renaissance numérique; and Benoit Tabaka, Senior Policy Manager at Google EMEA. Discussions were moderated by Loic Rivière, General Manager of Tech in France, and Thaima Samman, Founding Partner of SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs.

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SAMMAN strengthens its Digital team

Marguerite Arnaud, Lawyer specialized in data privacy and the digital sector, joins SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs after having worked within several IT/IP departments of French and UK law firms in Paris as well as at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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Jul 02
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Thaima Samman at VIVA TECH

Thaima Samman moderated a roundtable on Saturday at VIVA TECH on the following theme: "Women who push back the boundaries: Meeting role-models from the tech world".

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SAMMAN in POLITICO's Morning Exchange

We're proud to see an extract from our analysis of the Brexit vote consequences mentioned in POLITICO Europe's Morning Echange.

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SAMMAN sponsors the SPECQUE

Cabinet SAMMAN is very proud to give its support and to sponsor the European University Institute (EUI) Team for the Simulation of the European Parliament between Canada-Québec and the European Union (SPECQUE) that will be held next August in Sherbrooke (Québec).

File to download SPECQUE_EnBref.pdf

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Jun 10
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Thaima Samman at the Global Summit of Women

Thaima Samman, President of the European Network for Women In Leadership (WIL Europe) and Founding Partner of SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs, is part of the delegation of the French Minister for Women Rights Laurence Rossignol at the 2016 Global Summit of Women organized by Globe Women and currently held in Warsaw.

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SAMMAN welcomes a new Partner

Patrick STARKMAN, admitted to the Paris Bar, is joining SAMMAN team as a Partner. Previously in charge of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) institutional/external relations and Senior Advisor to its President, Patrick will head the firm’s Brussels office.

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Les Echos: How Youboox made its business legal with SAMMAN

Les Echos newspaper tells the story on how Youboox and SAMMAN managed to legalize the online platform's books streaming offer in French Law.

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Feb 04
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Thaima Samman at the Digital Night by Tech in France