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Ganguin Samartin
256-260 OLD STREET

Work Department

US immigration team


Senior Partner


Paul Samartin is a Director (Senior Partner) and head of the US immigration practice at Ganguin Samartin. Paul has close to 15 years of professional experience in US immigration law and is highly regarded in leading legal publications, including Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500. Paul focuses on business, investment, entertainment and personal immigration to the US, providing in-depth advice to SMEs, large multinational corporations, production companies and private individuals on a wide-range of US immigration issues. Paul’s extensive knowledge and experience has resulted in him obtaining visas and resolving issues at US consular posts throughout the world.

As an expert in his field, Paul is regularly invited to speak on US immigration matters and is actively involved in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is currently Past Chair of the AILA Rome District Chapter and a member of AILA’s Athletics, Culture, Entertainment and Science (ACES) working group. In addition, Paul has written a number of articles on US immigration issues for AILA and other publications.




American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). AILA Rome District Chapter. State Bar of California.


JD from Pepperdine University. BA in History from Austin College.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Human resources > Immigration

Ganguin Samartin handles a full range of US and UK immigration work for business clients as well as individuals. Its corporate client base covers the entertainment, tech, luxury goods, finance, media and sports sectors, and the team is instructed by high-profile figures and high-net-worth individuals. It is regularly engaged on sponsor licences, Tier 2 and Tier 1 applications, and also advises on family applications, European free movement and nationality matters. The team is also experienced in human rights work. Paul Samartin heads the firm’s US practice and Vanessa Ganguin handles business immigration and is also experienced in human rights cases. Ganguin Samartin is instructed to represent Entertainment One (eOne) on immigration issues related to several music artists under its management via its UK based entity, Nerve Management.