Trans Europe Experts (TEE) is an association, created in 2009 by five French legal university academics, with a particular interest in Europe; Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), President of TEE; Judith Rochfeld, Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), President of TEE; Denis Mazeaud, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University, Vice President of TEE; Catherine Prieto, Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), Vice-President of TEE and Carole Aubert de Vincelles, Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Secretary General of TEE. The team was completed in September 2013 by Michel Séjean, Professor at Bretagne Sud University, Treasurer of TEE.Trans Europe Experts was created in the aim of providing a network contributed to by various universities; both French and international, practitioners of law, politics, economics and representatives of NGOs and other organisations. Stated simply, it aims to ensure the participation of everyone in the development of European law.
Trans Europe Experts purports to promote the active participation of French experts, along with their colleagues and European counterparts, in the discussions taking place in Europe, through a federal structure which permits co-ordinated, reactive and dynamic action. Furthermore, Trans Europe Experts aims to keep informed and engaged in European legal discussions, by rendering both national (particularly of ministers engaged in discussion of European legal texts) and European decisions (of the Commission and Parliament) more visible.
Comprising of a plethora of identified, visible experts, Trans Europe Experts equally constitutes an influential network, providing these experts with the means to play a weighty role in the legal directions taken in Europe.
Trans Europe Experts defines its task through the following three missions:
1. Expertise, through a plethora of experts
The diverse group of experts involved range from academics and professionals to representatives of the political, economic, social and non-profit sectors. This allows them to provide a comprehensive response to calls for expertise and offers on both a European and national level.
2. The sensitising of legal, social, economic and political sectors to European issues.
TEE’s group of experts and its constituent members can be approached for further information to gain awareness on the development of European legal issues. Their actions are directed for the purposes of all those interested; from political personnel involved in European talks, government persons in charge of European issues (particularly ministers) to representatives of economic and professional groups or associations, of all levels.
This enterprise will meet annually, in a regular and formal manner, through the organisation and occurrence of a Forum of European legal issues. Contemporary legal issues are presented through a plenary session and workshops, organised around areas of competencies.
3. The organisation of an influential network
Finally, TEE proposes to co-ordinate French and European actors already active in Europe, in order to create an influential network better able to increase the presence of lawyers of all backgrounds on the European scene. In this way, TEE will enable them to work together, in commissions comprised of academics, professionals and representatives of diverse associations and institutions.
Trans Europe Experts is administered by a board of members, currently comprising of five founding members of the association, elected through a general meeting, as well as two members nominated by the Council.
It is organised and structured around twenty-odd areas of competence, uniting French and foreign academics, as well as practitioners and representatives of the political, economic, social and non-profit worlds. Each area is led by a French academic who specialises in that subject and is committed to Europe.
Areas of Competence:
Food Industry Law: directed by François Collart Dutilleul, Professor at the University of Nantes and Cécile Moiroud, lecturer at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1).
Competition Law: directed by Catherine Prieto, Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) and David Bosco, Professor at the University of Nice.
Environmental Law: directed by François-Guy Trébulle, Professor at Paris Descartes University (Paris 5)
Intellectual Property Law: directed by Cécilia Zolynski, Professor at the University of Rennes
Tort Law: directed by Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2)
Health Law: directed by Anne Laude, Professor at Paris Descartes University (Paris 5)
Contract, Consumer and Electronic Commerce Law: directed by Martine Béhar-Touchais, Professor at Paris Descartes University (Paris 5)
Law of Foreigners: directed by Karine Parrot, Professor at the University of Valcienne and Jean Matrigne, Professor of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin.
Financial Services Law: directed by Luc Grynbaum, Professor at Paris Descartes University (Paris 5)
Business Law: directed by Bruno Dondero, Professor at the University of Picardie and Berard Saintourens, Professor at Bordeaux 4 University
Law of Securities: directed by Pierre Crocq, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2)
Property Law: directed by Hugues Périnet-Marquet, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2)
Private International Law: directed by Sylvaine Poillot-Peruzzetto, Professor at the University of Toulouse et Etienne Pataut, Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1)
Criminal Law: directed by David Chilstein, Professor at the University of Artois
Social Law: directed by Etienne Partaut, Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1)
Fundamental Rights and Family Law: directed by Estelle Gallant, lecturer at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1)
Civil Justice: directed by Soraya Amrani-Mekki, Professor at Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense University (Paris 10)Freedom of Movement: directed by Jean-Sylvestre Bergé, Professor at Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense University (Paris 10) and Loic Azoulai, Professor at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2) and at the European University Institute of Florence.