Inspiration. Conversation. Innovation.

CLE Paris is a meeting in Paris of lawyers, judges, law academics and law students 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.

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Your Invitation

Dear Colleagues

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 5 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 aims to consider searching questions, argument for change, best practice insights and cutting-edge trends, relating to the law as it is applied globally.

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”.

I hope that you will accept this invitation and join us in Paris.

Kind Regards,
Jim
Professor Jim Corkery
CLE Paris Co-Chairperson
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229 Australia
jcorkery@bond.edu.au

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Venue | Excursions

Venue

Our 2019 event will be held at the Dorchester Collection’s Le Meurice, “Hotel of Kings”, in its Salon Pompadour, pictured above.

This magical ballroom has been classified as a place of cultural heritage. Musical instruments adorn the ceiling in honour of Marquise de Pompadour who was the patron of arts and music and the history of this room reflects the legacy of splendour and art at Le Meurice. This is where Picasso celebrated his wedding to the Russian ballet dancer, Olga Khokhlova.

Accommodation @ Le Meurice

An exclusive Le Meurice CLE Paris accommodation package is available to delegates for the period 2 January 2019 to 6 January 2019.

Subject to availability, delegates will pay 380 Euro per night for a Superior Room instead of 1,100 Euro (king or twin bedded, for two people maximum). Extended stays are available at the special rate, also subject to availability. For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact usNOTE: there are only a limited number of rooms remaining.

Michelin Star Lunches

Join us in Salon Tuileries at Le Meurice where we will enjoy three-course lunches prepared under the supervision of the Le Meurice team of Michelin star chefs, Alain Ducasse and Jocelyn Herland.

Private Visits

Every year, CLE Paris arranges private visits for our delegates to places of legal significance.

In 2019, we will be visiting:

  1. the Musée de la Préfecture de Police; and
  2. the Musée de la Contrefaçon.

In addition, which is now a tradition of CLE Paris, we will be repeating our “Law Professors’ Tour” – which is a tour of the Pantheon, led by Professors Gerard Carney and Pascale Bloch, to hear 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.
  • French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale);
  • The ICC International Court of Arbitration.
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Speakers

2019 Speakers

Our 2019 program includes the following speakers:

  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.
  3. Tristan Aureau – Deputy diplomatic adviser to Michel Barnier – Task force for the negotiations with the UK – Article 50 (European Commission).
  4. Karli Evans – Partner, Maddocks.
  5. Denis Bensaude – Lawyer and Arbitrator.
  6. Phillipe Coen – Vice President, Legal Director, The Walt Disney Company France.
  7. Alice Prezard – Honorary Counsellor of the Court of Cassation (Commercial Chamber) and Lawyer.

Presentations are made in English. Speakers at the conference may vary.

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Registration

Registration Options

Full Delegate Registration (AUD $2,200):

  • Full academic program;
  • Excursion to the Musée de la Préfecture de Police;
  • Excursion to the Musée de la Contrefaçon;
  • Excursion to the Pantheon (“Law Professors’ Tour”);
  • Lunch at Le Meurice (3-course meal + wine) on 3 January 2019;
  • Lunch at Le Meurice (3-course meal + wine) on 4 January 2019;
  • Coffee and tea breaks.

One Day Delegate Registration (AUD $1,200):

  • Academic program on the selected day;
  • Excursion on the selected day;
  • Excursion to the Pantheon (“Law Professors’ Tour”)
  • Lunch at Le Meurice (3-course meal + wine) on the selected day;
  • Coffee and tea breaks.

Partner Registration – for partner/spouse of Delegate (AUD $1,100):

  • Excursion to the Musée de la Préfecture de Police;
  • Excursion to the Musée de la Contrefaçon;
  • Excursion to the Pantheon (“Law Professors’ Tour”);
  • Lunch at Le Meurice (3-course meal + wine) on 3 January 2019;
  • Lunch at Le Meurice (3-course meal + wine) on 4 January 2019.

Registrations for CLE Paris is now open and can be made securely through Eventbrite:

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Registrations close on 3 December 2018 or when sold out. Limited places available.

If you wish to register over the phone, or for further information, please call Melissa Kafrouni on + 61 409 774 838.

 

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Contact

CLE Paris Steering Committee members:

  • Professor Jim Corkery, Bond University;
  • Emeritus Professor Pascal Bloch, The University Paris 13;
  • Professor Gerard Carney, Curtin University;
  • Melissa Kafrouni, Lawyer;
  • Joe Kafrouni, Lawyer.

For any general information concerning the CLE Paris 2019 Legal Conference, please do not hesitate to contact:

Melissa Kafrouni
P:  + 61 409 774 838
E: committee@cleparis.org

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