our team

Blanche Magarinos-Rey, Qualified Attorney & Founder

Graduate from the Universities of Montpellier, Constance (Germany) and Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, Blanche MAGARINOS-REY took the lawyer’s oath on 4 April 2006.

 

She holds a postgraduate diploma (DEA - ex-Master II Research) in Environmental Law, and a diploma of Advanced studies (DESS - ex-Master II Professional) in Urban Planning and Public Works, from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 

Through her experiences at the company EIFFAGE T.P. and at the Conseil d'Etat, she became familiar with both the business world and the judicial environment.

 

Thanks to her family background, she knows five different languages (French, English, Spanish, German and Portuguese).

 

In France, she intervenes before all Courts as long as the dispute enters the law firm's scope of expertise (environment, urbanism,  human rights ...).

 

Abroad, her activity is more oriented towards consulting and public relations/lobbying with public institutions and private operators.



Inès Blanc-Durand, Attorney

Inès Blanc-Durand is an attorney at the Paris Bar.

 

Inès joined the Artemisia team in October 2021, after a first experience in a law firm specialized in environmental and energy law. 

 

She holds a Master II degree in environmental and urban planning law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a LLM in comparative European law from Humboldt University in Berlin. She also holds a certificate of advanced studies in German law.

 

Inès' practice focuses on environmental law, urban planning, energy law, and the defense of human rights. 

 

Active and determined, Inès is fully involved in the reflection and implementation of legal strategies for the protection of the environment and the defense of human rights.

 

She regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences. She is also the founder and president of the association "The Canoe Clean-up Movement". 


Priscille Descolas, Student Attorney

Priscille Descolas passed the bar exam last year and is finishing the school to become a lawyer. 

 

This internship is the last one before taking the lawyer oath. 

 

She has done a Master in European Law (Université Paris I & II). To complete this formation, she has spent 6 months at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. 

 

After different experiences in lawyer offices specialized in the Law of persons, mainly for foreigners, she turned to public law with a traineeship at the administrative court in Lille. 

 

Concerned about the sensitive question of climate refugees, she is part of several organisations aiming at heightening awareness on climate change, integrating foreigners or developing urban agriculture. 

 

An experience as a parliamentary assistant in a rural department has increased her interest for the protection of small farms. 

 

With this internship, she wants to improve her skills in environmental litigation.


Clara Canonne, Intern and Part-time Assistant

Clara CANONNE holds a Master I in Public Law and a Master II in Constitutional Law, both from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 

Strongly interested in political and societal issues, she chose to complete her formation with an internship at the Ministry of Work and an experience as a parliamentary assistant. In line with those professional experiences, Clara wrote her research dissertation on the French presidential candidates’ constitutional propositions, comparing the 2012, 2017 and 2022 campaigns.

 

Convinced of the importance of the environmental question, she is planning to start, in Fall of 2023, a thesis comparing the Chilian and Islandic constitutional processes. The integration of provisions regarding the environment will be the central point of the study. Before starting this project, she chose to acquire some experience in the practice of environmental law.

 

At the firm, Clara is both an intern in the morning, and a part-time secretary in the afternoon.

 

She is available to answer your questions, in both French and English, from Monday to Friday between 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm.


The Law Firm

"I believe in Love, I believe in Beauty, I believe in Justice, I believe that in spite of everything Good prevails over Evil on this Earth and that Man will create God."

 

Anatole France 

OUR vision

Essentially, we envision a world where the rule of Law, its institutions, its actors and its different legislations combine their efforts to protect Life, in all its forms.

 

In this ideal legal environment, human societies will be free and responsible and will have found harmony and balance with all living beings, thanks notably to an enhanced sensitivity to Beauty. 

 

 

OUR mission

The Law firm Artemisia has for mission to foster access to Law and Justice for civil society actors engaged in the protection of the Environment and the safeguard of Human rights, through advisory activities, legal support, assistance and representation in justice, on the basis of symbolic fees or even pro bono service, as often as possible. 

 

In practice, Artemisia supports the activity of civil society by : 

  • providing operational advice,
  • providing legal support for long-term campaigns,
  • addressing judicial litigation,
  • advocacy or "lobbying" actions based on trust and cooperation with public decision- makers and journalists,
  • participation to conferences, forums, public debates, publication of articles and practical manuals and the organisation of workshops on Environmental Law.

OUR values

 

In its work and organisation, Artemisia Law firm is committed to respect and implement the following values: 

  • Service :  aspiration to assist those seeking for help, with both good will and selflessness
  • Proficiency : delivering a service of excellence and offering innovative solutions by making the best use of available tools
  • Commitment : providing a benevolent  and interested support to the cause
  • Loyalty : being faithful to commitments made to customers and partners and acting in a transparent and authentic manner
  • Delicacy : respecting interlocutors and the uses of professional courtesy
  • Respect : tolerance of our clients' and our partners' backgrounds and motivations; non-interference in their choices and orientations
  • Pleasure : acting with good humour and being able to recognize and celebrate achievements