is pleased to invite you to a luncheon with special guest
Lawyer, Mediator, Advisor, Consultant
and Member of the Paris & New York Bar Associations
He will speak to the club (in English) on:
Hope for the Hopi
An Ancient Native American Tribe
In 2013, as part of Alliance des Avocats pour les Droits de l'Homme, a group of lawyers connecting NGOs in need with law firms offering free legal assistance, Pierre Servan-Schreiber received a pressing request from one of the most world's most prominent indigenous-rights groups. Survival International tasked Mr. Servan-Schreiber with helping to prevent the sale of 70 so-called Katsinam, sacred masks of the Native American Indian Hopi tribe, destined to be sold by Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou at the Paris-based auction house, Drouot.
Listen in as Mr. Servan-Schreiber tells the saga of how he took on this important case, working closely with the Hopi to attempt to halt the sale. However, following the filing of a lawsuit with the judge ultimately ruling in favor of Drouot under the premise that under French law, the only items that cannot be sold or auctioned off are parts of the human body, Servan-Schreiber managed to retrieve two of the sacred objects that were ultimately returned to the Hopi tribe.
But this is far from the end of the story! Join us as Mr. Servan-Schreiber candidly speaks to us about the continuing attempts at sales of sacrilegious objects and his relentless efforts to prevent the pillage of sacred Hopi treasures.
© Pierre Servan-Schreiber
Having served as an officer in the French Tank Corps in 1973-74, Pierre Servan- Schreiber studied law at Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne University, obtaining a Masters in 1978, followed by an LLM from Columbia University School of Law in 1980. From 1981 to 2014 he worked for four international law firms, three as Partner before being appointed Managing Partner at Skadden, Arps Paris' office in 2000, a position he held until 2014 before being named Chairman of the Mediation Commission of the Club des Juristes in France. He is also an accredited mediator with several prominent US, British and French Mediation centers.
Pierre Servan-Schreiber has co-authored Deals de Justice (Presses Universitaires de France), a widely acclaimed book analyzing the new methods of investigations and sanctions imposed by US governmental authorities. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Prix Olivier Debouzy for literary achievement.
Named one of the top 50 business lawyers in France by Décideurs Stratégie Droit Finance and selected by France's leading economic newspaper Les Echos as one of the 200 French individuals best representing France abroad, Pierre Servan-Schreiber has also advised several Board of Directors on various strategic matters and sits on several French and foreign Board of Directors.
Register now for this not to be missed event!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cercle de l'Union Interalliée
33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
The Cercle de l’Union Interalliée requires men to wear jacket and tie. Jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.
To learn more about Mr. Servan-Schreiber ahead of our event, we invite you to visit his website at pierre-servan-schreiber.fr
© Pierre Servan-Schreiber
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