Paul Samartin

Senior Partner and Head of US Immigration

Paul has close to 15 years of professional experience in US immigration law and is highly regarded in leading legal publications, including Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal. 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 Immediate Past President 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.

Paul holds a JD from Pepperdine University, a BA in History from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and is a member of the State Bar of California, qualifying as a US lawyer in 2003. Paul was a partner at a leading immigration law firm in London before forming Ganguin Samartin with Vanessa.

“Paul Samartin is
a foreign expert”
(Chambers & Partners 2014)

“Paul is a font of knowledge”
(Who’s Who Legal 2014)

“Paul Samartin is an excellent
lawyer who knows his stuff”
(Who’s Who Legal 2013)

“Paul has extensive experience working with US consulates throughout Europe.”
(Who’s Who Legal 2011)