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We contributed to the following academic endeavour or research works on international trade and the regulation of exchanges on the global stage:

2020.08.12 Projects & Infrastructure. An article published by The Diplomat, containing an analysis of a clause in an international loan agreement that caught public attention when it was alleged that Nigeria had transferred its sovereignty to China, to review the legal merits of such claim.

https://thediplomat.com/2020/08/did-nigeria-really-cede-its-sovereignty-to-china-in-a-loan-agreement/

2020.06.28 International Trade. A research paper for the Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises ACE society, analysing how, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the rules on international sales of manufactured goods were amended to cater for the urgent need of personal protective equipment in Europe and what lessons can be drawn from the experience to improve cross-border cooperation in the fields of industrial standardisation, certification processes and customs logistics.

http://cathaylex.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ACE-Fichetechnique-SI-Commerce-International-Masques-Chinois.pdf

2020.06.10 French Corporate Law. After a challenging academic year of transportation strikes and a world epidemic during which the team had to reinvent itself in order to implement on-line teaching and level assessment, we are finally in the run-up to graduation. One more year of proudly teaching Company Law with the amazing team of the Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne at Université Paris I.

https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/ufr/eds/

2020.05.11 Projects & Infrastructure. A research note published by Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire regarding Chinese standards and the new industrial markets.

https://www.irsem.fr/data/files/irsem/documents/document/file/3255/RP_IRSEM_98%20-%202020.pdf

2019.12.04 Transportation. A presentation at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales on Chinese investments and cooperation on the African continent, and the consequences of Chinese civil aviation regulator CAAC’s decision on March 2019 to ground the Boeing 737-MAX on the implementation of international cooperation agreements between China and Africa for the development of civil aviation on the continent.

https://www.pairault.fr/sinaf/index.php/les-afriques-et-la-chine/liste-des-categories/15-references/1783-boeing-737-max-apres-l-accident-en-ethiopie-la-chine-bouleverse-les-regles-de-la-certification-aerienne

2019.09.30 Projects & Infrastructure. An interview in Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale – Jeunes, Les cahiers du Comité Asie n° 16 SOFT POWER, Automne 2019, on how to manage the existence of new Chinese industrial standards in the landscape of industrial projects. P. 132-136

2019.04.20 Projects & Infrastructure. A presentation at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales on industrial impacts of the Chinese Belt & Road strategy.

https://pairault.fr/sinaf/index.php/15-references/1633-la-chine-met-elle-les-normes-au-service-de-sa-puissance-presentation.

2019.03.01 Projects & Infrastructure. An article in the International Business Law Journal regarding the contribution of in-house lawyers in optimising cross-expertise cooperation during the negotiations, in order to minimising the investment risk and securing operations in the legal documentation for a project.

https://www.iblj.com/abstract.htm?ref=22019169-172

2018.12.11 French Corporate Law. In a Société par Actions Simplifiée, the President’s signature is enough to engage the company even though the deed is in excess of the business scope, unless the co-contracting party was aware of such circumstance. The fact that said party requested the transaction to also be approved by the company’s shareholders does not constitute proof of knowledge thereof.