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Professor Alain Pietrancosta

Professor of Law
University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
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Alain Pietrancosta, Professor of Law, University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
ECGI Research Associate (2006) :

Alain Pietrancosta is Professor of law at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1999 and passed the “aggregation” of law in 2001.

Professor Pietrancosta teaches French and European business, company, financial and securities law. He also teaches in the joint masters degree program run by the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Institute of Political Studies of Paris ("Sciences Po"), Columbia Law School, Cornell University School of Law and founded the commercial law curriculum at the École Centrale de Paris (school of engineering).

He is the creator and director of the masters program in Financial Law at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

He is also a founding member of the Financial Law Research Center of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (CRDF) and a director of the Financial Law Association (ADFIN).

Professor Pietrancosta is the founding editor of the Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Financier - Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Law Review, published by Thomson-Transactive.

He is the author of "The Influence of Financial Imperatives and Market Forces on French Corporate Law" (« Le droit des sociétés sous l’effet des impératifs financiers et boursiers »), Transactive, 2000 (and on, which was awarded a prize by the University of Paris I and by the European Association of Banking and Financial Law (AEDBF).

Professor Pietrancosta has published numerous articles with respect to corporate, financial and securities law (Lamy Droit du financement, Dictionnaires Joly, Bulletins Joly, Jurisclasseur, Revue de droit bancaire et financier, Revue trimestrielle de droit financier etc.). He is also co-author of several books and a frequent participant at international conferences in the fields of corporate, financial and securities law. He regularly consults for law firms and corporate clients and has served as a French law expert in a major lawsuit in U.S. federal court.

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