Virginie Tassin Campanella

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Last Name

Tassin Campanella

Present Position / Designation

Founder & Managing Director

Bio-Professional Background (Brief)

Recently named 'Avocat de l'océan' by the leading French economic journal, Les Echos, Dr. Tassin Campanella is Avocat à la Cour (Paris Bar, 2016), EU/EFTA Attorney-at-law (Zürich Bar, 2019) and double Doctor in Law (Sorbonne & Melbourne, 2010).

Award Winning Attorney (Outstanding Leadership 2022), Prominent Woman in International Law (World Law Alliance, 2023) and Award Winning Researcher in the Law of the sea (INDEMER Monaco 2011, ESDHC Brazil 2015), she is the Founder and Managing Director of the Law Firm “VTA Tassin”, the first Public International Law firm dedicated to Oceans and Seas (created in 2016) advising the private sector, investors, foundations, associations, NGOs, international and regional organisations, and States on law & policy issues raised by marine activities and marine resources.

She works with the whole spectrum of actors and sectors of the Blue Economy/Ocean & Space sectors on topics such as Ocean data access use and management; Ocean Observation (satellite and in situ) / Ocean Space; Deep sea mining; Sustainable shipping; Sustainability Law; Fisheries and oil cooperation in conflict zones; Maritime Boundaries; Marine Environmental Security; Ocean Trade / Trade and Environment (fisheries, plastic, biodiversity, food systems); Access, management and use of marine Biodiversity (incl. Genetic resources) ; Creation/transformation of International or Regional Organizations; Transboundary pollution; Ocean Governance and Blue Diplomacy.

Dr. Tassin Campanella regularly acts as legal experts before International Organisations, including the EU, the WB, the IHO/ IOC-UNESCO (GEBCO), the IUCN Fr. Committee and IUCN World (Ocean Group).

Former Associate Legal Officer of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Dr. Tassin Campanella worked on the 2011 Seabed Advisory Opinion, the 2012 Bangladesh/Myanmar case as well as case 18 and 19.

She is also Vice President of the Law of the Sea Economic Institute of Monaco (INDEMER), as well as International Counsel to the Brazilian Law of the Sea Institute (IBDMAR).

With +30 articles published in the Law of the Sea and 3 books on Law of the Sea issues (The extension of the continental shelf 2010, Guide to the Navigation of Marine Biological Diversity 2017, and Seabed Mining & the Law of the Sea, forthcoming), she is often invited as a guest professor by leading institutions (incl. ITLOS), Universities and Business Schools in Europe, Asia Pacific and Brazil and is a regular guest of high-profile international conferences.

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Further details on my professional background, education and affiliations on my

LinkedIn profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginie-tassin-campanella-4290823/

and website: www.vta-tassin.com


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  • Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori 5.00
    April 22, 2024

    Great lawyer and professional focusing on Blue Economy

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