Nathalie Sinavong

Nathalie Sinavong is our exclusively recommended European Law expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nathalie directly using the contact details listed above.

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theatre and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Nathalie advises French and international groups in the field of distribution, industrial risks and international commercial law. She has an extensive experience in distribution networks, anti-competitive practices and termination of commercial relationships. Nathalie Sinavong assists her clients in the negotiation and drafting of their contracts and represents them before the courts. As such, she has extensive experience in the management of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and international arbitrations.

In addition, her thorough knowledge of the German language and culture enables her to support German companies and their subsidiaries in France, thus covering all their legal needs by relying on the firm’s more specialised teams.

Firm Overview:

Lmt Avocats is a French independent law firm with 30 years of existence. Lmt Avocat’s integrated organisation both reflects and guarantees its professionalism. Client satisfaction is ensured by setting up a special working team for each case under the direction of a heavily involved partner, and by maintaining personal contact with clients at all times.

A law firm sharing common values

We are men and women with a strong team spirit who share common values: respect and straightforwardness, sociability, self-realisation. Both Lmt Avocats and their clients believe this plays an important role in satisfying their needs.

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Spyros A. Pappas

Spyros Pappas is our exclusively recommended European Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Spyros directly using the contact details listed above.

Prior to founding the firm, Spyros held various senior positions in Greece, the Netherlands and the European Union.

Having been called to the Athens Bar in 1976, Spyros was a member of the Supreme Administrative Court by 1978, Maître des Requêtes in 1983. In 1985 he took over as Secretary General of the National Centre of Public Administration and set it up.

In 1988, Spyros became an Associate Professor of European Law at the European Institute for Public Administration, which he was Director-General of, between 1990-1995.

From 1995 to 2001, Spyros held the positions of Director General in the European Commission, in charge of of Consumer Policy setting up the relevant directorate general that flourished for over 15 years as SANCO, Director-general of Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual Policy, and, finally, Director General of the directorate-general of Education and Culture that he proposed and set up.

Spyros returned to private practise in 2001, and is currently a member of both the Athens and Brussels Bar Associations.

Advisory Excellence Articles:

Numerous articles in the field of administrative and constitutional law, European law, competition policy, audio-visual policy, consumer policy, culture and sport, environment, European integration, administrative science and policy analysis published in scientific reviews, books or newspapers in the most of the European Countries and in the US; the more recent ones are dealing with “The New European Governance”, “The Euro-Digital Democracy”, “After Nice: more intergovernmental or more federal?”, “The cultural dimension of Euro”, “The paradoxes of the European Community”, “A new era of competition policy under the guidance of the Court of First Instance”, “The alteration of the right of initiative of the European Commission”, “The competence of making regulatory decisions of the European Commission”, “Morale and change in the Union”, etc.