Category: Contributions

ESG investing: a critical study between myth and reality

By Sofiane Vandecasteele,  student in the Dual Master’s Degree in Law and Finance The upheaval associated with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how exogenous causes could jeopardize the smooth functioning of the current economy. While the consideration of ESG factors is not new, investors and investment funds have increased the integration of these criteria in their […]

International Humanitarian Law in Video Games

By Remicard Sereme, second-year student in the Economic Law master, Law’s power, like its meanings, is all over: not only in formal venues, such as courtrooms, legislatures, and government agencies, but also in everyday social practices. Richard K. Sherwin, Law in Popular Culture[1] Introduction             The law and literature movement emerged in American law schools […]

Arbitration in Islamic Banking & Finance Disputes

By Iskander Harhouz, student in the Economic Law master at SciencesPo, The global head of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) works on arbitration and ADR, Peter M. Werner, highlighted the benefits of arbitration and recognized a market increase in the use of arbitration in the financial sectors. Especially in relation to ISDA Master Agreements […]

L’incompétence négative du législateur : un outil à recentrer

Par Guillaume Heim, étudiant en Master politiques publiques à l’École d’affaires publiques de SciencesPo, L’incompétence négative du législateur est désormais un outil banalisé du contentieux constitutionnel, que le Conseil constitutionnel manie régulièrement dans le cadre des QPC. Pourtant, cette banalisation s’est faite au prix d’une lourde perte de sens. Cette contribution propose d’analyser les ressorts […]

Diversity in International Arbitration: Nurturing the appropriate discourse

By Octavie Jacquet, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking”[1] This quote, credited to Benjamin Franklin, clearly illustrate why diversity should be a necessity in our societies today. Indeed, the lack of diversity leads to similarity of thinking, a phenomenon even coined “groupthink” in psychology.[2] The […]

The Arbitral Tribunal’s Administrative Secretary: Judicial Assistant or Fourth Arbitrator?

By Chioma Menankiti, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, From Yukos v Russia to the Belgian Court of Cassation’s pending decision[1] on the drafting of an ICC award by an arbitral secretary, it is clear that the number of set aside appeals on the basis of the ‘improper use of secretaries’ is growing. Award annulment proceedings […]

Domestic Application of International Treaties: Calling for China’s Constitutional Reform

By Rosie Tang, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, The internal effect of a treaty is a matter of domestic law, a problem that each country deals with its own laws. The general practice of states today is to regulate this relationship through their constitutions, although there is no uniform practice. In 2020 alone, China […]

The topsy-turvy fate of the corporate veil doctrine in UK company law: from Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd to Prest v Petrodel Ressources Ltd, 120 years of case law reversals

By Alexandre Capel, Student in Sciences Po Economic Law master, In English company law, one of the most emblematic legal fiction or fictio juris is that of saying that a company enjoys a personality which is distinct from those of its members whether they are directors, shareholders or employees[1]. This is a fundamental principle because once […]

La Proposition de Loi Sapin III : un outil efficace pour la France en matière de lutte contre la corruption ?

Par Laetitia Giannoni, étudiante en première année du master Droit Économique de Sciences Po Selon l’Index de Corruption réalisé chaque année par l’Organisation Non-Gouvernemental Transparency International, la France se positionne à la 22ème place[1], en recul par rapport à 2018 où le pays se plaçait 21ème. Cette régression, bien que minime, démontre une insuffisance législative […]

Antitrust at crossroads: Will the European Green Deal change the enforcement of Article 101 of the TFEU?

By Aleksandar Radan JEVTIC, Student in Sciences Po Economic Law master, Competition law enforcement has seen substantial ideological reversals in the 20th century. In the late 1970s, the basic premise of the Harvard School that competition law is embedded in a larger regulatory framework and pursues different public interests was gradually abandoned in favor of […]