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Christian Roblin receives the highest French honour: la Légion d'Honneur.

Submitted by jboyd on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:24

Christian Roblin, managing director of Sofia, has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his valuable contribution to the cultural influence of writers and publishers and the defence of copyright. The award was presented by Charles Vallée, Professor Emeritus of Law and former president of the famous French legal publishing company Dalloz, to his former right-hand man.

The ceremony was held on 21 June in Paris at the offices of Sofia, the French CMO approved by the government for managing the PLR, the private copy levy and the rights of the 20th century out-of-commerce works. Numerous figures from the French Ministry of Culture and the publishing and rights management worlds attended, including Olav Stokkmo, IFRRO CEO.

Doctor of law from Paris prestigious Sorbonne University. HEC executive MBA, CPA, Christian Roblin joined Sofia in November 2003  and has developed it from the beginning. Previously he was  Executive Director in the legal and digital publishing and the cultural press. At the same time, as a second activity, he has also run a contemporary art gallery for emerging artists, for twenty years.