Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
the course will examine also the main tax issues encountered in such transactions and the policy issues raised by the control by governmental agencies of cross border mergers. Since the students may not have had the same exposure on company law and tax law applicable to domestic merger, a general presentation of the main features of such laws will be discussed at the beginning of the course. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Required reading : (a minimum of one text, 5 maximum, which will be available in the course reader). Manuscript, will be made available in electronic form.
EUROPEAN DEFENCE AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT : REALITY OR MYTH ?
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW AND JUSTICE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Martijn HESSELINK (Professeur des universités). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Written examination (2h00) : 100 % of the ﬁnal grade. Participation will be taken into account. Course Description : The course explores the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories. The focus will be on six main political theories, i.e. utilitarianism (including normative law & economics), liberalegalitarianism (or social-democracy), libertarianism (or neo-liberalism), communitarianism, civic republicanism and discourse theory, and on six main questions, i.e. 1) who are the most legitimate contract law makers (judges legislators or professors) ; 2) whether contract law should be European (or national, global or regional) ; 3) why and how contracts should be legally enforceable (binding force and remedies) ; 4) whether contract law should protect weaker parties (eg consumers) ; 5) whether the freedom of contract may be limited for reasons of public policy or public morality ; and 6) to what extent contract law may be optional. These normative questions will not be discussed in the abstract but, on the contrary, in connection with prominent examples from EU and national contract laws.
Teachers : Andreas HATZIDIAKOS (CivCom Delegate at the Permanent Representation of France to the EU, French Ministry of Defence), Annelise LETHIMONNIER (Key Account Manager – Oil & Gas Sales, Airbus Helicopters). Prerequisite : Advanced knowledge of the institutional framework of the European Union. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : 40% : participation to a group presentation (20 min). 40% : individual oral presentation of an EU operation / military cooperation program (10 min). 20% : active contribution to the debates. Workload : No speciﬁc preparation required. However, an indicative bibliography will be provided for each class, to allow active individual contribution during class. Pedagogical Method : Leaning process will be based on lectures, students' presentations and debates. The methodology adopted is based on a very interactive approach between the professors and the students, who will be encouraged to openly express their views. Guest speakers might be invited to share personal experiences about the topic. Course Description : The Common Security and Defence Policy was launched in 1999. Nearly two decades later, it is time to perform a reality check : has it met expectations and come of age ? The track record is rather positive, at least on paper : an institutional framework has been set up, objectives have been assigned, several missions have been undertaken and industrial cooperations have taken shape. However, difﬁculties in the implementation of missions, procurement of 1309