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Best wishes for 2021

With 2020 having been such a peculiar year, marked by the global pandemic, we decided as a firm to support a cause that really resonates with us. 

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Two colleagues appointed within the governing bodies of the network of public affairs experts FIPRA

Two members of our team have joined the governing bodies of the FIPRA network present in more than fifty countries around the world and which SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs represents in France. 

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Second wave of Covid-19

We keep monitoring actively the measures taken by the Government and the European institutions to tackle the crisis. You can follow the adoption of Covid-19 related measures in France on our LinkedIn.

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Results of the 2020 mayoral elections

The second round of the French mayoral elections took place Sunday, June 28th. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic,  the 2nd round was held more than three months after the first round instead of a regular electoral procedure with a one week delay between the two rounds.

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Covid-19: reflexions and tools

The Covid-19 epidemic and subsequent lockdown did not slow down our activities for our clients, quite on the contrary. We have developed new actions, such as actively monitoring measures taken by the Government and the European institutions to tackle the crisis, or, with our network FIPRA, an interactive tool compiling the European approaches on contact tracing apps.

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Update on the major coronavirus-related developments prior to President Macron’s address tonight

The situation in France remains calm since the beginning of the crisis. The French population is rather disciplined, understanding and implementing the Government’s measures. At this point in time, the Government is succeeding in avoiding panic to rise in the country. President Emmanuel Macron will announce new measures to fight the outbreak and manage the consequences of the health crisis tonight at 8 pm.

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Overview of the New Digital Agenda of the European Commission

On February 19th, the European Commission’s Executive Vice President for A Europe fit for the digital age, Margrethe Vestager, and Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton unveiled the European Commission’s long-term digital agenda together with two actions plans on data and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Fipra and Cabinet Samman announce new co-operation initiative on digital policy

Fipra, the EU and international public affairs and government relations consultancy, with offices in Brussels and across the European Union, and Cabinet Samman, the legal, corporate affairs and public affairs consultancy, based in Paris and sharing offices with Fipra in Brussels, are today announcing a new co-operation initiative for advising on digital policy issues.

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President Macron press conference: focus on the measures announced and what they mean

President Macron gave a speech on Thursday April 25th, wrapping up the “Great National Debate” that has been going on in the context of the Yellow Vest movement. This was followed by a major national press conference, an exercise which President Macron has previously refused to engage in, and which marks a first for him. Below is a short summary of the measures announced and what it means in the French political and economic landscape.

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First meeting with the ANSSI regarding call for expressions of interest on the future EU certification schemes

The Cabinet Samman participated to the first information meeting the ANSSI held on the future EU certification schemes 

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Meilleurs Voeux / Best Wishes

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Patrick Starkman speaks at EIFR

Patrick Starkman, Partner at SAMMAN Law and Corporate Affairs, was invited to give an overview of the European agenda at the 11th edition of EIFR's "Rendez-vous de la régulation financière et de la conformité" on December 14th, 2017. Patrick presented an anticipation of the Brexit impacts, the progress and next steps of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) as well as the review of the governance and powers of the European supervisory authorities (ESAs).

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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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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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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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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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Paris Attacks

SAMMAN Law Firm wishes to thank its clients, partners, interlocutors and friends for their messages of support following the attacks in Paris last Friday. We are relieved to see that all the members of the team as well as their relatives are safe. Our thoughts go the victims and their relatives, these events are a shock in Paris, in France and in the world, but we remain determined and we are back to work.