Lawyers at the Court of Paris
International business and private
Conviction in the European dream - Interview with Pervenche Berès
Née à Neuilly-sur-Seine, au sein d’une famille d’intellectuels, Pervenche Berès est la fille de Pierre Berès, libraire et éditeur parisien de renommé . Au terme de son adolescence marquée par les affaires internationales mouvementées des années soixante-dix, - guerre du Vietnam, coup d’État au Chili,...-, elle entame des études de sciences politiques à l'IEP de Paris. Après l’obtention de son diplôme, elle entre à l’Assemblée nationale et, un an plus tard, adhère au Parti socialiste. Elle devient conseillère de Laurent Fabius, alors président de l’Assemblée nationale, et prend ses marques au sein du Parti.
The place of women in corporate governance - Interview with Viviane de Beaufort
In France, the introduction of quotas in the Works Council by the Copé-Zimmermann laws has been emulated since 2011. France was a model on the subject for other countries, including Spain and Germany which have done this choice and others like Morocco or Canada who have questioned themselves. The implementation of the law has been followed by the government, and there is also a strong societal pressure. The draft European directive "Women on Boards" of 2012, which was quite close to the French model, has been approved by the European Council and Parliament on June 7, 2022.
Animal Welfare – Interview with Caroline Lanty
In France, many associations fight for the defense of animal rights by rescuing the latter in shelters, while actively seeking adoptive families to offer them a second, and more decent life. Some of these associations have an annual budget amounting to several millions or even tens of millions of euros, and are leading legal proceedings against the perpetrators of trafficking or mistreatment, as well as lobbying actions with parliamentarians. Interview with Caroline Lanty, lawyer at the Paris bar, and the former President of the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA).