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Martine Samuelian

Martine Samuelian



  • Financial Institutions and Services

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DealMaker Group
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Women's Professional Forum Group
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Lawyer since 1984, she joined the firm as head partner in the Financial institutions and services group acting on behalf of french and foreigner banks and investment services providers. Member of the National Association of Banking Lawyers (ANJB). department.

Point of view Martine Samuelian
To understand current banking and stock market regulations requires, in my view, knowledge of their history as well as an ability to anticipate their future development. Over the last 25 years we have advised many foreign and domestic banks and financial institutions who have been our clients during periods of boom as well as during stock market and/or financial crises. All this experience has sharpened my analysis of the application of the regulations and professional requirements in this area. We have daily contact with our clients; we speak their language and understand the technical aspects of their business. This knowledge allows us to provide value-added advice and to defend them more effectively against enforcement or disciplinary actions. JeantetAssocies now has a banking and stock market practice which is recognized for its size and the quality of its lawyers, and which offers our clients the expertise, creativity and responsiveness necessary to gain a strategic view of the matters which we handle."

Bar Admissions

French Paris Bar


Master's degree in private law - University of Aix-Marseille.Specialisation certificate in economic law.
Areas of Practice

Financial Institutions and Services

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Structuring of the BPI France (Banque Publique d Investissement “ Public Investment Bank) on behalf of the Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC);
Regularly assisting various financial, banking and insurance institutions regarding their governance, compliance and risk management procedures;
Providing assistance in ensuring the compliance of new financial products at the time of their creation or structuring, and involvement in the drafting of their documentation;
Review and updating of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures or the detection of market abuse on behalf of various French and foreign banking and financial groups.

Investigations and litigation proceedings:
Several cases of administrative settlement negotiation with the AMF;
Defending various institutions before the AMF Enforcement Committee (examples include: HSBC/AMF – Decision of 22 July 2014; EADS – Crosby/AMF – Decision of 27 November 2009);
Providing assistance in connection with AMF investigations regarding market abuse with detailed letters responses;
Assisting French banks with respect to the application of various US regulations;
Many responses to formal notices or follow-up letters from the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority [ACPR] with the follow up of remedial action plans;
Defending various institutions before the ACPR Enforcement Committee and review procedures (examples include: LCL/ACPR – Decision of 3 July 2013; UBS/ACPR – Decision of 25 June 2013);
Assisting banks in connection with a notification of complaint issued by SICCFIN (authority dedicated to anti-money laundering and the fight against terrorism and corruption in Monaco);
Litigation relating to the collapse of Icelandic banks, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Madoff fraud, etc.

Professional Associations


Temporary Flexibility in the Dates for Submission of European Prudential Reporting Statements, Additional National Requirements and Public Disclosure in the Insurance Sector
Jeantet, April 2020

By Ordinance dated April 1ston emergency measures relating to staff representative bodies (“IRP”), the Government had provided for the possibility for companies to hold meetings with their IRP via videoconference or conference call but also by instant messaging app if the two first means cannot be used. By Decree published on April 10th, 2020, the Government provided clarifications on how to use conference calls and instant messaging...

Additional Articles

# Les enseignements de l arret Maurel et Prom , Note sous Cour de cassation (com.), 27 avril 2011, F-D, n°10-12125
Bulletin Joly Bourse, n°9, septembre 2011, en collaboration avec Guillaume Berruyer

# Ou sont les risques ?
Bulletin Joly Bourse, n°7-8, Juillet-Aout 2011

# Ventes a  dacouvert, l AMF leve l interdiction.
Option finance, n°1112, 14 fevrier 2011

# Loi de regulation bancaire et financiere : les nouveaux pouvoirs de l AMF pour lutter contre le risque systemique et encadrer la speculation
Option Finance n°1099 du 8 novembre 2010

# L'AMF se lance dans les "achats mystere"
Revue de Droit Bancaire et de la Bourse N°3, Juin 2010

# Ordonnance n°2010-76 du 21 janvier 2010, pour une autorite de controle unique et efficace
Revue Banque, N°723, avril 2010

# Note sur l'autorite de controle prudentiel
Option Finance du 1er mars 2010, avec Dominique Leger

# Prestataires de services d'investissement : evolution de la jurisprudence disciplinaire
Decideurs : Strategie, Finance & Droit N°62, 15 fe©vrier 15 mars 2005, en collaboration avec Guillaume Berruyer

# Les enseignements tires de l'affaire Société Générale par la Commission Bancaire dans son rapport annuel
Decideurs : Strategie, Finance, Droit, N°97, 01/09/2008

# Abus de marche / Manipulation de cours
Decideurs : Strategie, Finance, Droit, N°95, 01/06/2008

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