Our Firm

SAMMAN's approach focuses on simplifying the issues at stake for its clients in order to come up with practical solutions and outcomes. Our expertise lays on:

 

We assist our clients in:

  • Understanding and managing the legal, political and institutional dimensions of their sector of activity at a local, national and international level;

  • Setting up strategies of Public/Private dialogue and optimizing the regulatory environment;

  • Handling legal organizational issues, the transactional side and the dispute resolution and litigation side of commercial agreements and matters.

 

Our team of lawyers and consultants have significant experience in the practice of law and/or of public affairs. Their combined specializations contribute to an integrated approach to service delivery to our clients, based on cross-fertilization.

Founding Partner Thaima Samman brings her vision and combined expertise in the legal and institutional relations spheres, after 10 years at the head of the Legal and Corporate Affairs department of Microsoft France.

Her fellow attorney, Fanny Sachel, Managing Partner of the firm, brings more than 20 years’ experience in transactional, advisory and litigation work to the service of the firm’s public and regulatory affairs practice.

Our team of consultants is composed of Laurent Monjole, corporate affairs director, Marc Drevon, attorney and legal & regulatory affairs director, Anca Caruntu, European affairs director, specialist in French and European digital policies and ecosystems, Patrick Starkman, senior consultant specialized in financial regulation, Marie-Hélène Morzadec, public affairs coordinator, Nordine Aoufi and Giulia Oliveau, attorneys, Boris TachtchianAntonin Grond-Samman and Pierre Cavelan, public affairs and institutional relations managers.

The firm is a member of Fipra (www.fipra.com), an international network of senior advisers advising stakeholders on their public affairs strategies, and on political and regulatory affairs, at a national, European and international level in over 50 markets.

  • FranceParis France
    5-7, rue d’Aumale 75009 Tel: +33 1 83 62 39 80 Fax: +33 1 83 62 39 81
  • BrusselsBelgium Belgium
    Rue De La Loi, 227 1040 Tel: +32 2 318 87 70 Fax: +33 1 83 62 39 81

SAMMAN Law Firm belongs to a small circle of French law firms specialized in Public Affairs. Our Paris office coordinates and handles the cases at French and European level.

The Paris office responds to the needs of our client in various areas:

  • For their corporate affairs issues thanks to our Corporate Law division;

  • In their regulatory affairs strategies as well as processes;

  • Through the designing and the implementation of their public relations activities with various public and private decision-makers, at European, national and local level. The Firm provides a comprehensive analysis of the European state-of-play in the relevant fields before developing and implementing regulatory and public affairs strategies in cooperation with the Brussels office.

Based on its very strong knowledge of and experience with European institutions, our Brussels office provides clients with assistance and support in designing their institutional relations, government affairs and regulatory strategies in a way that integrates and reflects the European Union’s complexity. The services we can provide encompass a broad range of aspects related to various national and European strategies.

The firm has a very good knowledge and broad experience in the field of relations with the European Parliament and the Commission and also works with the National Representations. The firm is also involved in many of the discussions underway regarding legislative texts and communications prepared by the different institutions.