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Rescheduled from 5/27/2020:


Past Event: 6/10/2020

French-American Office Hours: 

For French Employees and Companies

with French Business Ties


Get your Questions Answered!

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Complimentary Webinar

On Wednesday, June 10th, speakers addressed questions that French and American companies and personnel had regarding work visas, immigration, business, and travel to/from Europe.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Personnel from French and American companies, French employees on work visas, and business people normally traveling to France.



Blandine Chantepie-KariVP Soft-landing Programs, EAEC

Blandine, International Strategist, specializes in Foreign Direct Investment attraction programs and support services, from planning entry strategies to new markets, and creating the local support ecosystem. She also advises companies on business development in the US, Canada, Europe, and beyond. 


Jonathan Grode, Esq.

U.S. Practice Director

Green and Spiegel LLC Immigration Law

Jonathan addressed the following topics:

  • Unpacked the expected upcoming Immigration Executive Order issued by President Donald J. Trump

  • General US Immigration and Visa Update

  • The 14-day Quarantine as Travel Bans were lifted

  • US Embassy and Consulate re-openings worldwide

Michael Scullin, Esq.

Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington,

and Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP


Michael discussed:

  • Perspectives on scope of services upon reopening

  • Developments on the horizon

  • Business creation in the post-COVID environment


Olivier Piton, Esq.

Founder of Piton Gillespie Transatlantic Law Firm,

and Vice President, Consular Council, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Olivier's topics were:

  • Opening of the French Consulate in Washington, DC for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Residents

  • Re-opening to phase 2 in France

  • Observing the funny side of quarantine

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