CLE Paris is a gathering of lawyers, judges, academics and law students, in Paris, in the first week of every year. It aims to consider searching questions, argument for change, best practice insights and cutting-edge trends, relating to the law as it is applied globally.
On behalf of CLE Paris, I am delighted to invite you to join us in Paris, France for our fifth CLE Paris Global Law Conference to be held from 3 to 6 January 2019. Paris, steeped in beauty, history and legal signiﬁcance, provides us with a truly unique atmosphere to learn, share knowledge, develop business relationships and make new friends.
Lawyers, judges and law educators are now working in a globally dynamic and technologically diverse framework. Courts, lawyers, and legal services are being pushed across borders. Civil law jurisdictions are blending with common law systems; laws and systems are converging. Traditional legal positions and views are changing. To this end, CLE Paris will consider the law and its practice in a global environment.
We are bringing together international leaders in their legal ﬁelds to speak with us in a format encouraging inspiration, stimulation, and conversation. The Paris venue puts the program in touch with one of the greatest historical civil law jurisdictions, and in a country that is determined to take a lead in emerging global and transnational trends.
We will also continue our privately organised, law inspired excursions and are repeating our very own “Law Professors’ Tour” – a legal / historical walking tour of Paris led by Professors Gerard Carney and Pascale Bloch.
I hope that you will accept this invitation and join us in Paris.
Professor Jim Corkery
CLE Paris Co-Chairperson
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229 Australia
Our 2019 event will be held in the Salon Pompadour at Le Meurice where the fabulous nineteenth-century décor evokes the grandeur of Versailles and the rich heritage of the elegant hotel.
The Salon Tuileries at Le Meurice is where we will be having a three-course lunch prepared under the supervision of the LE Meurice’s three Michelin star Chef, Alain Ducasse.
Every year, CLE Paris arranges private visits for our delegates to places of legal/historical significance. We will announce the excursion for our upcoming 2019 event soon.
In addition, which is now a tradition of CLE Paris, we will be repeating our “Law Professors’ Tour” – a legal/historical walking tour of Paris led by Professors Gerard Carney and Pascale Bloch, including a visit to the Pantheon and the stories of the great French lawyers who have passed before us.
We hope you will join us.
Previously, we have visited:
Council of State (Counsel d’Etat – Palais Royal)
Court of Appeal of Paris (Cour d’appel de Paris – Palais de Justice)
National Archives Paris (Archives Nationales Paris)
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Law School and Law Library
French Senate at the Palais du Luxemburg
The old Sorbonne – established in the 13th century, it is one of the world’s oldest university sites.
Our 2019 program is under development. Confirmed speakers include:
1. Peter MacDonald Eggers QC – Deputy High Court Judge of England and Wales;
2. Associate Professor Ann Black – Deputy Director Centre for Public, International & Comparative Law, The University of Queensland.
Recording of Trial of Marie Antoinette presentation by Prof. Gerard Carney @ CLE Paris 2017. Presented in the same courtroom in which Marie Antoinette was tried, at the Palais de Justice: Click Here
We are grateful to all past speakers of CLE Paris, including:
The Hon. Justice Peter Applegarth, Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland – “Hatred, Ridicule and Contempt: Compensating for Hurt Feelings in the Internet Age”.
Associate Professor Ann Black, School of Law, University of Queensland – “Can I have a fatwa with that?”
Pierre Baume, Barrister – “To die or not to die: is this the ‘right question’ or a ‘rights’ question?”
The Hon. Ian Callinan AC QC,Queen’s Counsel and former Justice of the High Court of Australia – “Art as a Commodity”.
The Hon. Justice Timothy Carmody, Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland – “Lessons from Japan – aspects of the Japanese legal system.”
Professor Gerard Carney, Faculty of Law, Curtin University – “Statutory Interpretation – A Convergence of Common Law and Civil Law Approaches: the common mindset of a French, British, American or Australian lawyer”.
John Connor, Lawyer, Baker & McKenzie – “The founding and progress of the world’s first global law firm: Baker & McKenzie”.
Professor Jim Corkery, Faculty of Law, Bond University – “The case for a J.D. (Global) – an international baccalaureate in law” (2014) + “Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good Corporation” (2017).
Benedict Coyne, Lawyer, Boe Williams Anderson – “International Business and Human Rights”.
Zuong Dang, Lawyer, W3IP Law – “Fashion and the Creative Arts: fakes, forgeries and counterfeiting – protecting the world’s most counterfeited brands”.
The Hon. Justice James Douglas, Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland – Judicial debate. Topic: “I’d rather be an accused in the French criminal justice system than the Australian” – in the negative.
Andrew George, Partner, Doobue O’Brien George – “Robot Lawyers”.
The Hon. Justice Robert Gotterson,Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and a Judge of Appeal – “The International Framework for Court Excellence – its origins, core values and implementation worldwide”.
Dr Tina Hunter,Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Queensland – “Lex Petrolea: The New Lex Mercatoria or Merely Petroleum Activities Across International Boundaries”.
Dr Victoria Lambropoulos, Barrister and Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Deakin University – “The Hot Topics: A comparative review of the French and Australian Labour law systems and dismissal laws.”
Bernard McCabe, Deputy President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal – “Efficiency, objectivity and the eye of the beholder in decision-making.”
Graeme McFadyen,Chief Operating Officer, Shine Lawyers – “Cultural Impact on a Law Firm of a Stock Exchange Listing – an insider’s perspective”.
Dr Dan Morgan, Barrister, Cedric Hampson Chambers – “Sharia Challenges to Anglo-Australian Succession Law”.
Terri Motterhead, Founding Principal of Motterhead Consulting – “Global Legal Talent Management – fact, fiction or fantasy”.
Professor Dan Svantesson, Faculty of Law, Bond University – “Internet and Privacy”.
Andrew Willcocks, Lawyer, ICC – “The Common European Asylum System: are regional solutions viable?”
Professor Antoin Bullier, Université Panthéon Sorbonne – “The Civil Code from Tronchet and Napoleon to the 21st century.”
Dominique Attias, Vice President of the Paris Bar Council – officially opened CLE Paris 2017 – Ethical standards for global lawyers.
Tristan Aureau, Member, Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) – “Whistle Blowing in French and European Law”.
Denis Bensaude, Arbitrator, Paris Bar and New York Bar – “Location and Competition in International Commercial Arbitration”.
Professor Pascale Bloch,Paris 13 University PRES Sorbonne Paris Cite – “Methods and Gaps in Harmonisation of Banking Law at the European and International Level”
Alexandre Boiche, Lawyer, Alexandre Boiche Avocats – “Globalization of International Family Law”.
Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills – “Managing Risk & Crisis in Africa”.
Frederic Calinaud, Lawyer, Calinaud Avocats – “Sources of French Employment Law: The Project of Reform of the French Labour Code”.
Beatrice Castellane, Founder of Cabinet Castellane Avocats – “The Civil Code from Tronchet and Napoleon to the 21st century.”
Philippe Coen, Attorney, Directeur Juridique – “Respect Zone v hate zones: How lawyers can help detoxing social networks.”
Prof. DominiqueHiebel, Université Paris 13 Sorbonne Paris Cité – “The Civil Code from Tronchet and Napoleon to the 21st century.”
Alya Ladjimi, Deputy Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR – “The ICC International Centre for ADR: Mediation, Expertise, Dispute Boards and DOCDEX Rules”.
Rafaela Menezes de Magalhães, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration – “Introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, its Secretariat and the ICC Rules of Arbitration”.
Alice Pezard, Lawyer and International Arbitrator – “Fashion and the Creative Arts: fakes, forgeries and counterfeiting – protecting the world’s most counterfeited brands.”
Professor Jerome Porta, School of Law Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense – “The Hot Topics: A comparative review of the French and Australian Labour law systems and dismissal laws.”
M. Charles Tellier, President of the District Court of Aurillac (Tribunal De Grande Instance d’Aurillac) – Judicial debate. Topic: “I’d rather be an accused in the French criminal justice system than the Australian” – in the positive.
Professor Laurent Vidal,The University Paris I (Pantheon – Sorbonne) – “Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport”.
Gaelle Le Quillec, Partner, Betto Seraglini – “International Mediation and Arbitration – The Culture Factor”.
Philippe Tessier, Associate, SCP D’Antin Brossolet – “The Civil Code from Tronchet and Napoleon to the 21st century.”
Tony King,Head of HR Development, Clifford Chance LLP, London – “Global Legal Talent Management – fact, fiction or fantasy”.
Professor Terence Daintith,Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London – “The “transnational” character of oil and gas law”.
Dr Jens M. Scherpe,Senior University Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge, London – “Men giving birth, children with three parents, and other future family law problems”.
Jeff Warren, Director, Brand Protection, Burberry – “Fashion and the Creative Arts: fakes, forgeries and counterfeiting – protecting the world’s most counterfeited brands.”
Dr Habib Al Mulla, Chairman, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, UAE – “The founding and progress of the world’s first global law firm: Baker & McKenzie”.
Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University – “E-Learning for Lawyers – Potential, Pitfalls and the Business Imperative”.