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.


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.

Founding Partner of the firm, 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 Public Affairs department of Microsoft.

She is seconded in this mission by one partner:

  • Fanny Sachel, Managing Partner of the firm, who 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.

Our team of associates is composed of Marc Drevon, Attorney-at-law spécialized in regulatory matters, especially in the energy field, Nordine Aoufi, Attorney-at-law practising in Business Law and Litigation, and Patrick Starkman, Advisor with a 20-year experience within French and European financial regulation authorities.

Laurent Monjole, Corporate Affairs Director, brings his five ten of experience at the service of our clients' institutionnal relations strategies, Boris Tachtchian, Public Affairs Manager, a former parliamentary assistant, Boris has acquired a solid knowledge of the French political and institutional landscape, and Anca Caruntu, graduate in political sciences and trained at Microsoft, is specialized in ICT policies and ecosystèmes at EU and French levels.

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.

  • FranceParis France
    5-7, rue d’Aumale 75009 Tel: +33 1 83 62 39 80 Fax: +33 1 83 62 39 81
  • Ixelles - BrusselsBelgium Belgium
    Rue du Champs de Mars, 23 1050 Tel: +32 2 318 87 70 Fax: +32 2 231 71 39

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.