Conference organised by the working group "Discrimination and Fundamental Rights" (December 2017)

The meeting of the Discrimination and Fundamental Rights Pole on 14 December 2017 was followed by a conference on group actions, given by Lisa Schnall, legal expert at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (US federal agency in charge of implementing anti-discrimination policy in the workplace), under the aegis of the United States Embassy in Paris.
The Journées internationales de la Société de législation comparée (SLC) took place in the Grande Chambre de la Cour de cassation on 8 and 9 April 2015.

Faithful to the spirit of the 1900 Paris Congress, which admitted legal comparison as a major discipline, these Journées aimed at launching an overall reflection on comparative law, its evolution and its role in the face of the great challenges of the contemporary world. They brought together many participants from all countries and all legal professions.

The workshops of April 9 have deepened the reflection on specific topics, at the heart of major current issues of law: protection of personal data (with the participation of TEE), common goods, repressive procedures against serious financial crime, insolvency, new forms of governance and of companies.

The meeting entitled: "Protection of innovation versus protection of personal data" took place on 9 April 2015

United States, Canada, Europe: the challenge of protecting personal data in the negotiations for the free trade partnerships.

Date: 20 November 2014

Place: Salle Colbert, Assemblée nationale
Meeting on "THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA: a brake on the European digital economy?"

23 September 2014, from 5:45PM to 8:00PM, Palais Bourbon, salle Victor Hugo, 101 rue de l'Université, 75007, Paris
On 13 June 2014, from 9:00AM to 1:30PM, took place in the amphitheater of the Bibliothèque Sainte-Barbe, 4 rue Valette, 75005 Paris.

"Crowdfunding Morning: Meetings and Debates" with members of the crowdfunding working group at TEE, led by Anne-Valérie Le Fur.

Please find below the program of the morning
On 6 June 2014 at the Conseil d’État, General Assembly Hall, 1 place du Palais-Royal, 75001 Paris, a conference was held on delegated legislation.

MORNING: session chaired by Jean Massot, section president (h.) at the Conseil d'État
9AM: Reception of the participants
9:30AM: Opening speech by Jean-Marc Sauvé, vice-president of the Conseil d’État
On 3 February 2014, Philippe Herzog participated in a debate, organised by Trans Europe Experts, concerning his new book "EUROPE REVEILLE TOI!" (EUROPE WAKE UP).

Below the report of Mr. Herzog's intervention (in French).
Trans Europe Experts moved overseas and participated in the World Forum for Social Sciences organised by UNESCO in Montreal from 13 to 15 October 2013.

You will find below the program (in French) concerning the members of the Association.


Unforeseen circumstances, financial crisis and long term energy contracts

1st July 2013

The Catholic University of Louvain, the University of Liege and the French branch of the European Law Institute sent an invitation for participation in this conference :

Unforeseen circumstances, financial crisis and long term energy contracts

On the first of July at 17H

The University Foundation (Fondation Universitaire, Universitaire Stichting) 11, rue d’Egmontstraat, 1000 Brussels

The doctrine of « unforeseen circumstances » (théorie de l’imprévision, imprevisieleer) allows the revision of a contract when supervening and unforeseeable circumstances occur deeply disturbing the equilibrium of the contract, as a result of what an excessive burden is placed on one of the parties.

The doctrine has been rejected in France and Belgium for a long period of time (except in public or administrative contracts), but, more recently,  courts seem to recognise that unforeseen circumstances can lead to a renegotiation of the contract.

Moreover, the doctrine of unforeseen circumstances is recognised by several recent international instruments (Unidroit Principles, art. 6.2.2 .;  the Draft Common Frame of Reference, art. III.-I.110; the Draft Regulation on a Common European Sales Law, art. 89).

In the last decade, our world experienced some dramatic changes of circumstances ; the best examples are, maybe, the financial crisis and the variation of energy prices.

How the doctrine of unforeseen circumstances has apprehended these changes in practice (case law, arbitration awards, renegotiation clauses) was discussed.

A meeting dedicated to the Institut Européen du Droit took place on the 5 December 2011 at 12 place du Panthéon, Paris 5th.
On 15 September 2011, the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat and Trans Europe Experts jointly organised a conference-debate in the presence of Viviane Reding on the theme "Civil Justice and Citizens in Europe".

This debate extended the discussions on European citizenship that took place during the second Annual TEE Forum on 1 April 2011.
For several years, many initiatives have emerged to develop a European Law Institute (ELI).

Following several meetings, a founding committee was set up, with the ambition of creating ELI.

Sir Francis Jacobs was elected President of ELI and Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, Vice-President.

The ELI was officially inaugurated and presented on 1 June 2011 in Paris at the inaugural Congress of the European Institute of Law.

This Congress was initially held at the Université Panthéon-Assas, then in the Grand Amphitheater of the Sorbonne.
Trans Europe Experts co-organised this event in Paris.

The detailed program of the Congress is available below.
You can find ELI's Statutes and the conditions for membership on the website of the European Law Institute: https://www.europeanlawinstitute.eu/
The Conseil National des Barreaux and the Délégation des Barreaux de France organised on the 1 April 2011 in Brussels a training day on :

"Europe and human rights"

This event brought together senior officials from the European institutions, specialist lawyers, as well as well-known personalities who led the debate on the two main themes of the day: "Lawyers and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms" and "The European Union and human rights: what new role for lawyers?".

The program is available here in French:

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Édouard Laboulaye professor at the Collège de France and founder of the SLC,

Mrs Mireille Delmas-Marty, holder of the Chaire Études juridiques comparatives et internationalisation du droit, organised on 7 March 2011, at the Collège de France, amphitheater Marguerite de Navarre, 11 place Marcelin Berthelot, Paris 5th, an event entitled:


3:30PM: Opening
Pierre Corvol, administrateur du Collège de France
Mireille Delmas-Marty, professeur au Collège de France

4:00PM: The bicentenary of Édouard Laboulaye (1811-1833) - American democracy and comparative law,
under the presidency of Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, conseiller d’État, former member of the Conseil constitutionnel.

Laboulaye law historian and/ or comparatist, by Jean-Louis Halpérin, professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure

Two centuries of evolution of comparative law methods, by Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, professor at the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, Adjunct Secretary-General of the SLC

5:00PM: Constitutional Juge and Democracy - Debate on Stephen Breyer's book,

under the chairmanship of Robert Badinter, sénateur, former President of the Conseil constitutionnel, and with
Stephen Breyer, Judge at the United States Supreme Court
Guy Canivet, member of the Conseil constitutionnel
Mireille Delmas-Marty, professor at the Collège de France
Antoine Garapon, Secretary-General of the Institut des hautes études sur la justice

Trans Europe Experts organised a meeting for all of its members to present the organisation’s project for the 2010/2011 years. During this meeting, the Contract, Consumer and E-commerce Law Pole lead by Martine Behar-Touchais set up two working groups dedicated to European Contract Law and the common frame of reference.

This meeting took place on the 3 June 2010 at 5:30 PM in Salle 3 of the Université Panthéon-Assas, 12 place du Panthon, 75005 Paris (Galerie Soufflot, 1er étage).