Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
studies and ﬁeld trips to galleries, art fairs, museums and special events. Required reading : E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, Phaidon ; Pierre Cabanne, Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp, Da Capo Press,1971 ; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ways of Curating, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 ; Noah Horowitz, Art of the Deal : Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market, Princeton University Press, 2011 ; Liam Gillick, Industry and Intelligence : Contemporary Art Since 1820, Columbia University Press, 2016.
preparation by students of draft sections of the key legal documents provided, class discussion on drafting strategy and tactics, and lecturer feedback. In particular, students will learn, just like lawyers in practice, to precisely negotiate, draft or review targeted sections of the key legal documents and ensure that their client's interests are addressed. Although the class will be focused on M&A, transactions such as distributorship agreements, intellectual property licensing or foreign direct investment will be discussed. Topics such as international dispute resolution and international law will be covered. Required reading : To be deﬁned.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS IN EMERGING MARKETS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 8 Language of tuition : English
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Rodney DE SOUZA (Avocat au Barreau de New-York). Prerequisite : A basic understanding of international commercial law. Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : The course will be taught in English. Students will be asked to prepare assignments for each session and come prepared to discuss them. Open discussion and reasoned debate will be encouraged. Course Description : Today a growing number of innovative companies are looking to conduct business outside of their domestic markets and are focusing on opportunities in emerging markets such as China, Brazil or India. Yet many of these companies have realized that sensitivity to socio-cultural challenges can be as important to the success of an international business transaction as understanding the underlying business, legal and regulatory implications. This workshop takes a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach to learning the relevant set of skills needed to handle any cross-border business dealing, with a special focus on the legal, business and cultural underpinnings of transactions in the Health and Technology sectors. The workshop offers training, through a mix of mock case studies and written exercises, in the practical drafting and advisory skills which are crucial to becoming an effective lawyer in high growth markets. The workshop will include the 1434
Teachers : José Ricardo FERIS (Dispute Résolution Partner), Diego FERNANDEZ ARROYO (Professeur permanent à Sciences Po), Simon GREENBERG (Avocat conseil). Prerequisite : Contract Law. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Effective participation in class, resolution of practical cases, moot. Workload : Readings (certain number of extracts of articles and of textbooks will be provided), resolution of practical cases, internal moot. Pedagogical Method : Interactive seminars. Course Description : The course offers an introduction to international commercial arbitration. Its main purpose is to discuss the interactions and tensions between State power and the power of private parties in relation to the regulation and functioning of international arbitration throughout its main characteristics : arbitrability, scope of the arbitration agreement, jurisdiction of arbitrators (compared to jurisdiction of state courts), law applicable to the arbitral proceedings, law applicable to the merits, challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards. Required reading : Articles, arbitral awards and documents, and judgments will be provided.