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!
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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-Kari, VP 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
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