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Paris Place de Droit
More than an association,
an ecosystem in movement

Paris has always been open to the world. Today, thanks to the combination of its international chambers of the Court of Appeal and the Commercial Court, its leading arbitration center, its bar association including many foreign lawyers and the high concentration of decision-making centers of multinationals, Paris has all the assets to become the leading place in the global legal economy.

PPD
Our founding principles
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To promote Paris, as the international capital of law and its attractiveness.

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Bringing together and representing the business law community. Paris Place de Droit brings together all business law professionals wishing to work together to promote their place: lawyers, professors and researchers, magistrates and judges, notaries, patent attorneys and bailiffs...

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Reflecting together on the legal challenges of our time: Environment, Justice and Economic Defence, Legal Sovereignty, Data and Tech (NFT, Smart contract, Blockchain)

Our Governance

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Office

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Frank Gentin

President

President of Bernis Investissement Honorary Chairman of the Paris Commercial Court

Jacques Bouyssou

General Secretary

Partner of Alerion Former member of the Paris Bar Council Vice-Chair of the IBA Litigation Committee

Anne-Laure Paulet

Treasurer

General Delegate of Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise AFJE

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Board of directors

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Dominique Borde

Partner at Paul Hastings Former member of the Paris Bar Council

Valence Borgia

Partner at Medici Law firm Former member of the Paris Bar Council

Jacques Bouyssou

General Secretary of Paris Place de Droit
Partner at Alerion
Former Member of the Council of the Paris Bar Association
Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the IBA

Matthias Fekl

Partner at Audit Duprey Fekl Law Firm
Director of ICC France

Frank Gentin

President of Paris Place de Droit
Honorary President of the Paris Commercial Court

Stéphanie Smatt-Pinelli

Head of Litigation at Orano

Emilie Vasseur

Partner at Mayer Brown Former member of the Paris Bar Council

Philippe Métais

Board Member, Paris Place de Droit
Partner - Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise AFJE

Represented by Jean-Philippe Gille, President and Anne-Laure Paulet, General Delegate

ICC Regional Ile-de-France

Represented by its President, Dominique Restino, and Marc Canaple, Head of National Business Representation

Cercle Montesquieu

Represented by its President, Martial Houlle, Secretary General of PMU, and Denis Musson, Senior Advisor & Mediator

ICC France

Represented by its General Delegate, Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs

Ordre des avocats du Barreau de Paris

Represented by Julie Couturier, President of the Paris Bar, Thierry Abella and Alexis Werl, as members of the Paris Bar Council

Paris, Place d’Arbitrage

Represented by its President, Gaëlle Le Quillec, Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan

Tribunal de commerce de Paris

Represented by its President, Patrick Sayer, and its Vice-President, Bertrand Kleinmann

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Represented by Bruno Dondero, Law Professor

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Millenium Committee

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Valence Borgia

Partner at Medici Law firm Former member of the Paris Bar Council

Anna Debains

Litigation Lawyer / Criminal business law at CGA Cabinet d'Avocats

Mathilde Declercq

Associate lawyer at Sesame Avocats

Caroline Imberti

Associate lawyer at Meneghetti Avocats

Guillaume Racle

Associate, Dentons

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Founding members

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Partner associations

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