Mrs Martine Samuelian > Jeantet > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75116 Paris

Work Department

Financial Services & Institutions


Partner – Banking and finance (litigation & regulation), Business criminal law, Investment funds and UCITS, Listed companies and capital markets law


Martine Samuelian specializes in banking, investment and payment services as well as in insurance regulation.

She also advises clients on banking and financial litigation (civil and criminal courts or independent administrative authorities such as the AMF and ACPR Sanctions Commissions, the ECB).

This regulatory specialist leads a strong team dedicated to compliance, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, prudential requirements, governance and blockchain issues, and has been assisting banks, investment firms, portfolio management companies, insurance companies, payment service providers and French and international fintechs, as well as their managers, with applicable regulations for over 30 years. Her clients recognize her technical expertise in financial matters and her knowledge of the markets, stakeholders, products and regulators, which has made her a key contact for the general, legal and compliance departments of these institutions.

She also provides her expertise to the firm’s other clients, particularly in the areas of governance, risk management, compliance and anti-corruption.


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  • The ANJB (Association Nationale des Juristes de Banque – National Association of Banking Lawyers).
  • Involvement in seminars organised by LexisNexis, by the supervisory authorities (AMF, ACPR)
  • Conferences for the Postgraduate Degree (Master 2) in Financial Criminal Law at Cergy Pontoise.


  • Master’s Degree in Private Law – University of Aix-Marseille
  • Certificate in specialised studies in Economic Law.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

(Leading individuals)

Martine SamuelianJeantet

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux boursier

Jeantet’s Frank Martin Laprade defends several investment funds and shareholders facing AMF investigations on market abuse grounds as well as before court following condemnations by the AMF. Laprade also acts in several high-stakes disputes involving the derivative markets. Martine Samuelian is expert at assisting banks and financial institutions with regulatory compliance audits led by the AMF, including assistance with connected disciplinary proceedings.

Paris > Banque et finance: Regulatory

(Les grands avocats de demain)

Martine SamuelianJeantet

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Martine SamuelianJeantet

Jeantet is particularly focused on contentious regulatory matters, notably representing Arkéa Direct Bank in litigation against the AMF Enforcement Committee. The department has longstanding relationships with French, foreign and multilateral banks, funds, insurance companies and investment service providers which also instruct it in non-contentious issues. Work of this type is typically centred around internal control systems, AML strategies and the distribution of banking products and financial instruments. Highly regarded in the field, Martine Samuelian leads the practice.

Comparative Guides

France: Banking & Finance February 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in France.