AFJE supports the Law and Management network

The French Association of Corporate Lawyers (Association Française des Juristes d’entreprises – AFJE ) will participate in the development of the Law and Management research network activities !

We are proud to announce that the French Association of Corporate Lawyers (AFJE) has decided to support the Law & Management research network.

AFJE is the first professional organization of in-house lawyers in France and in Europe with more than 7000 members.

The Law & Management network gathers academics in LawManagementBusiness or Strategy, undertaking research in legal performance of companies.

The partnership between these two entities will lead to the development of a new research and training activities related to the strategic management of law.

If you also wish to support our initiative or participate in our activities, please contact us.


In its latest report on over-compliance presented by AlenaDouhan, the United Nations points to unilateral sanctions and its negative effects on humanrights.

These difficulties emerge when overcompliance is used without prior assessment.

✅ blocking all financial transactions with a sanctioned target regardless of humanitarian exemptions or scope
✅ deterring authorised transactions
✅ freezing assets not targeted by sanctions
✅ preventing individuals from opening or maintaining bank accounts (…).

👨‍🏫 As presented by Christophe Collard and Roquilly Christophe, the effects of over-compliance can be positive when used for branding or creating leeways.

🏦 This report lists a series of recommendations for banks and financial institutions (measured compliance and over-compliance exclusion, monitor the human rights impact of their sanctions compliance policy, free flow of payments for goods necessary to guarantee the basic needs, etc.).

The ‘Research Handbook on Contract Design’ co-edited with Helena Haapio, Mark Fenwick and Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci has been released.

This Research Handbook inspires a new vision of contracts, with practical illustrations of how they should be designed, rather than just drafted. The contributors offer a proactive approach, merged with innovative design, to show how contracts can be both user-friendly and legally functional.

Contributors: Emily Allbon, Vesa Annola, Camilla Baasch Andersen, Thomas D. Barton, Christopher W. Bauman, Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Tim Cummins, Mathilde François Da Rocha, Robert de Rooy, Mark Fenwick, Milva Finnegan, Helena Haapio, Vaula Haavisto, James G. Hazard, René Franz Henschel, Suvi Hirvonen-Ere, Anna Hurmerinta-Haanpää, Deepika Jeyakodi, Laura Kalliomaa-Puha, Anne Ketola, Merja Koskela, Su-Hsien Lee, Eliza Mik, Stefania Passera, Tuula Pere, Eliisa Pitkäsalo, Marie Potel-Saville, Beverly Rich, Mirjam E. Ros, Tarja Salmi-Tolonen, Wendy E. Wagner, Robert Waller, Libby Weber, Verity White, Christopher Williams

George Siedel has joined the Scientific Board of L&M Reseach Network !

We are proud to announce that the world renowned professor of Law, Negotiation and Ethics, George Siedel has  joined our Scientific board.

George Siedel is a chaired professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He has held visiting appointments at Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, and Stanford and was a Fulbright Distinguished Chair. In 2018, he received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in recognition of his research and teaching.  He has authored books on law and competitive advantage, law and strategy, and proactive law.


Two New Members of the Scientific Board Appointed !

The Law and Management Research Network is proud to announce that two French Key authors, Christophe Collard & Roquilly Christophe from the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, have joined its scientific board. They will join our stellar team of experts composed of Constance E BagleyGerlinde Berger-WalliserRobert BirdPascal CorbelAnne-Sophie COURTIERHelena HaapioMarc FréchetSandrine HENNERONFabrice LumineauSoili Nysten-Haarala, and David Orozco.

Christophe Collard is a Professor of Law at EDHEC Business School. He is the co-director of the LL.M. “Law & Tax Management” and is in charge of the “Business Law & Management” track at EDHEC. He teaches Antitrust Law, Contract Law and Legal Management, delivering courses to a wide range of publics, with a real experience of teaching in foreign countries (Algeria, Italy, Poland). A member of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, Professor Collard maintains an active research agenda in the areas of Legal (Risk) Management and Compliance. He has presented numerous papers at French and international conferences and his research have appeared in a variety of academic and professional journals. He is the co-author of one of the best-selling books in France dedicated to the concept of “legal performance”.

Roquilly Christophe is Professor at EDHEC Business School where he is also the Director of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, and the Honorary Dean of Faculty. Christophe is a member of the Scientific Council of the Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires (Law Journal, LexisNexis – Juriste d’entreprise Nexis), of the Scientific Council of the Business & Legal Forums, of the Advisory Board of the ECLA (European Company Lawyers Association) and of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Board. He is Vice-President of the Cercle de la Compliance.