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 us.

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 is under development. 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.
  3. Tristan Aureau – Deputy diplomatic adviser to Michel Barnier – Task force for the negotiations with the UK – Article 50 (European Commission).
  4. Phillipe Coen – Vice President, Legal Director, The Walt Disney Company France.

Presentations are made in English.

Past Speakers

We are grateful to all past speakers of CLE Paris, including:

Australia

  • 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?”

France

  • 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. Dominique Hiebel, 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.”

England

  • 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.”

UAE

  • 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”.

Sweden

  • Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University – “E-Learning for Lawyers – Potential, Pitfalls and the Business Imperative”.
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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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