VTA Tassin - Ocean Law & Policy FirmReinventing the way Attorneys are contributing to the common good
Founded in 2016, VTA Tassin assists a great number of direct and non-direct ocean actors in the Science-Policy-Business interface, with the view to foster sustainable innovation & development, stronger ocean responsibilities and a broader ocean culture. As a law firm, VTA Tassin applies the highest standards of confidentiality and legal responsibility to the services delivered and is entitled to represent its Clients in any situations
FOUNDER & Director
Dr. Virginie Tassin Campanella
Avocat à la Cour (Paris Bar)
EU/AELE Attorney-at-Law (Geneva Bar)
Dr. in Law (Melbourne & Sorbonne)
Mobile: +41 (0)76 438 58 21 / +33 (0)6 25 15 58 02
Address: 10 rue du Conseil Général, 1205 Geneva (Switzerland)
Dr. Tassin Campanella founded VTA Tassin in 2016 to transmit her passion and values, anchored in a rich international work and life experiences in Vietnam, Australia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and France. Conscious of the gravity of the environmental challenges our modern society is facing, and in line with her passion for the ocean, Dr. Tassin Campanella also wanted to deliver new services and promote innovation within the (traditional) legal sector with the view to contribute to the common good for present and future generations.
As a result, VTA Tassin embraces a specific vision: the firm assists all ocean actors, be they directly involved in ocean activities or not. The firm is furthermore working a 100% on issues related to ocean sustainable development/management. Because Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance is not a field known by many actors, VTA Tassin acts for its Clients as an Ocean Legal and Policy Expert Advisor on a diversity of topics (from sustainable fisheries to earth observation), thus covering a wide range of industries and actors (public and private, for profit and non-profit).
Former legal officer at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), Dr. Tassin Campanella previously worked for the World Health Organization and the World Bank, as well as for regional organizations, governments, think tanks, research centers, the private sector and law firms in Australia, Germany, France and Vietnam. She has an excellent understanding of a great number of sectors & fields and works regularly in a pluridisciplinary and trans-sector context to better promote knowledge sharing and empowerment. She indeed truly believes that Law and Policy should be first understood to be better implemented. The understanding and mastery of ocean law and policy can also provide great competitive advantage to private actors in terms of development strategies (services, products, positioning, finance).
Her experience has earned her to be listed as an expert by many non-governmental and international organizations. She is currently acting as Expert to the IUCN Ocean Group and the World Bank and acting, since 2016, as International Counsel of the Instituto Brasileiro of Direito do Mar (Brazil). Dr. Tassin Campanella was also appointed in June 2020 by Royal Ordinance as a Member of the Scientific Council of the Economic Law of the Sea Institute of Monaco.
The academic hat of Dr. Tassin Campanella also distinguishes her from her peers. She is an international award-winning researcher in Law of the Sea (PhD Prize of INDEMER of Monaco in 2011, 1st Research Prize of the University Dom Helder Câmara in 2016, Brazil) and regularly publishes in academic journals and internationally renowned books in French and English. She is furthermore particularly committed in promoting pluridisciplinary Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance teachings to lawyers and non lawyers. As a result, Dr. Tassin Campanella created a great number of classes for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in French and English at HEC Paris, Sciences Po Paris, the University of Nanterre, the University of Lille, the Nippon Foundation at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) as well as the Law of the Sea Summer Academy of Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey).
Her dual academic background in France and Australia, her training in business and leadership in Sydney and New York Universities and her mastery of French and Anglo-Saxon schools of thought allow her to offer a rich, new and original reading of International Law and Governance firmly rooted in the challenges of the 21st century.
Dr. Tassin Campanella works in French and English, she has a good understanding of Spanish as well as some notions of German and Italian.