Dec. 1, 2020

Publications : Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., New SEC Report to Congress about Whistleblower Program: what is common between American and European conceptionNewsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation, 1st of December 2020

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Nov. 23, 2020


Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Facebook: Quand le Droit de la Compliance démontre sa capacité à protéger les personnes (Facebook: When Compliance Law proves its ability to protect people), interview with Olivia Dufour, Actu-juridiques Lextenso, 23rd of November 2020

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Nov. 18, 2020

Thesaurus : 05. CJCE - CJUE

Full reference: CJEU, 1st chamber, 18th of November 2020, decision C‑519/19, Ryanair DAC vs DelayFix

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Summary of the decision

This decision of the CJEU of 18th of November 2020 is about the jurisdiction clause for any dispute in air transport contracts, here those of Ryanair. This decision is especially interesting about the question to know whether the professional assignee (collection company) of a debt whose holder was a consumer may or may not avail itself of the consumer protection provisions, canceling the scope of this type of clause. 

The Court takes back the criteria and the solution already used in 2019 about a credit contract: the protection applies by the criterion of the parties to the contract and not of the parties to the disputes. Such a clause is effective only if the integrality of the contract is transferred to the professional, and not only some of the stipulations.

This Regulatory decision, through "private enforcement", incentivizes consumers to transfer their compensation claim (around 250 euros) to collection companies which, in turn, discipline airlines to stay on schedule.

Nov. 16, 2020

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Full reference: US Securities and Exchanges Commission, Whistleblower Program. 2020 Annual Report to Congress, 16th of November 2020

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Oct. 15, 2020

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Full reference: Serious Fraud Office, Operational Handbook about Deferred Prosecution Agreements, October 2020

Read the Operational Handbook

Sept. 21, 2020

Publications : Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Regulation, Compliance & Cinema: learning about Internet Regulation with the series "Criminals"​Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation, 21st of September 2020

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Sept. 16, 2020


Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Se tenir bien dans l'espace numérique, in Penser le droit de la pensée. Mélanges en l'honneur de Michel Vivant, Lexis Nexis and Dalloz, 2020, pp. 155-168

Read Marie-Anne Frison-Roche's article (in French)

Read the working paper, written in English, on which this article is based, enriched with additional developments, technical references and hyperlinks


Summary of the article: 

The digital space is one of the scarce spaces not framed by a specific branch of Law, Freedom also offering opportunity to its actors to not "behave well", that is to express and diffuse broadly and immediately hateful thoughts through Hate speechs, which remained before in private or limited circles. The intimacy of Law and of the legal notion of Person is broken: Digital permits to individuals or organizations to act as demultiplied and anonymous characters, digital depersonalized actors who carry behaviors that are hurtful to other's dignity. 

Against that, Compliance Law offers an appropriate solution: internalizing in digital crucial operators the mission to disciplinary and substantially hold the digital space. The digital space has been structured by powerful firms able to maintain order. Because Law must not reduce digital space to be only a neutral market of digital prestations, these crucial operators, like social networks or search engines, must be forced to substantially control behaviors. It could be about an obligation of internet users to act with their face uncover, "real identity" policy controlled by firms, and to respect others' rights, privacy rights, dignity, intellectual property rights. In their Regulatory function, digital crucial firms must be supervised by public authorities. 

Thus, Compliance law substantially defined is the protector of the person as "subject of law" in the digital space, by the respect that others must have, this space passing from the status of free space to the one of civilized space, in which everyone is obliged to behave well. 



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Sept. 2, 2020

Publications : Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., For regulating or supervising, technical competence is required: example of the French creation of the "Pôle d'expertise de la régulation numérique"​Newsletter MAFR - Law, Regulation, Compliance, 2nd of September 2020

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Dec. 19, 2019


Reference Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le droit de la compliance pour réguler l'internet  (Compliance Law to Regulate the Internet), Interview given in French to Sylvie Rozenfeld, Expertises, December 2019, p.385-390.


Summary. Law seems increasingly powerless to stem the social disorder generated by the Internet. For Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, Law professor and specialist in Regulatory Law, the solution is to be found in Law, and more particularly in Compliance Law. This specific Law is already applied in the banking and finance sector, or in the area of ​​personal data. As it has done for green finance and through the GDPR, Europe could impose a compliance system which internalizes concern for the individual in large digital operators. It is up to them to put in place the means and bear the cost, such as the right to be forgotten erected by the CJEU. Marie-Anne Frison-Roche does not offer anything revolutionary, she is content to take elements of positive law that already exist and to correlate them.


Read the interview (in French)


Read the presentation of the official Report for the French Government about which this interview is given:: The contribution of Compliance Law to the Governance of Internet

Dec. 18, 2019


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le maniement de la propriété intellectuelle comme outil de régulation et de compliance, in Vivant, M. (dir.), Les Grands Arrêts de la propriété intellectuelle, 3ième éd., 2019, 9-11, p.43-53.

This contribution is written in French.


Intellectual Property, which comes from the State and is incorporated into public policy, can be designed not to reward the creator a posteriori, but to encourage others to innovate. It is then an Ex Ante regulatory tool, an alternative to the subsidy. If private copying is an exception, it is not in relation to the principle of Competition but in an insertion into a system of incentives, starting from the costs borne by the creator of the first innovation: the rights holder is then protected , not only according to a balance of interests involved but in order not to discourage innovative potentials and the sector itself. (1st decision) ;

The sectoral policy then permeates Intellectual Property, used to regulate a sector, for example that of the drug. While it is true that a laboratory wishing to market a generic drug did not wait for the expiration of the patent for the original drug to do so, it is however not relevant to sanction this anticipation by a few days because the investments made by the holder of the Intellectual Property right have been made profitable by this one and because the public authorities favor the generics in a concern of public health (2nd decision).

Systemic interest prevails and therefore Internet service providers have to bear the costs of blocking access while they are irresponsible because of the texts. This obligation to pay is internalized by Compliance Law because they are in the digital system best able to put an end to the violation of Intellectual Property rights which the ecosystem requires to be effective. (3rd decision).


Read the contribution (in French).


Read the Working Paper written in English having served as a basis for this contribution and endowed with additional developments, technical references and hypertext links


May 15, 2019

Editorial responsibilities : Direction of the "Regulations & Compliance" series, JoRC & Dalloz

General reference : Frison-Roche, M.-A. (ed.), Pour une Europe de la Compliance, serie "Régulations & Compliance", Dalloz & Journal of Regulation & Compliance, 2019, 124 pages. 

This book is written in French. The topic is : "For the Europe of the Compliance".

See below its general presentation in English. 

The political dimension is intrinsic to the Compliance Law. Indeed, compliance mechanisms consist of internalizing in certains companies the obligation to implement goals of general interest set by Public Authorities. These public bodies control the Ex Ante reorganization that implies for these companies and punish Ex Post the possible structural inadequacy of these compagnies, becoming transparent for this purpose. 

This new mode of governance establishes a continuum between Regulation, Supervision, Compliance (book published in 2017) and renew the links between Companies, Regulators and Judges!footnote-1600

This political dimension must be increased: the Compliance Law of Compliance must today be used to build Europe.

One can observe not only the construction of the  European Compliance Law, object-by-object, sector-by-sector, purpose-by-purpose, but also the construction of the European Compliance Law that transcends and unifies them. Becoming independent of American Law and ceasing to be in reaction, even on the defensive, the Compliance Law contributes to the European project, offering it a higher ambition, that Europe can carry and, by this way, can carry the Europe itself, not only to preserve the European economy from corruption or money laundering, but by claiming the protection of nature and human beings.

This is why the book describes the "reasons and objectives" of the Europe of the Compliance, which makes it possible to describe, detect and even predict the ways and means.


Authors: Thierry BonneauMonique Canto-SperberJean-Jacques DaigreCharles DuchaineMarie-Anne Frison-RocheArnaud de La CotardièreKoen LenaertsJean-Claude MarinDidier MartinXavier MuscaPierre Sellal et Pierre Vimont.

Each mention of an author refers to a summary of his contribution. 


Read the book's foreword by Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, translated in English.

Read the working paper written in English by Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, base for her article published in French in the book : What the Law of Compliance can build relying of the European Humanist tradition.


See the Serie in this book is published in Éditions Dalloz

May 7, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Favro, K., Communications numériques. Régulation et résolution des litiges, coll. "Systèmes", LGDJ Lextenso, 2019, 155 p.


Consulter la quatrième de couverture.

Consulter la table des matières.

Feb. 13, 2019


Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Creating "Regulation Law" at Dauphine, in Huault, I. and Bouchard, B. (ed.), 50 years of Research in Dauphine. 1968-2019, 2019, pp. 110-114

Read Marie-Anne Frison-Roche's article (in French)


Read also: 

The foreword of the book written by Bruno Bouchard (in French)

The preface of the book written by Ivar Ekeland (in French)

The table of contents of the book (in French)

July 21, 2018

Publications : Chronicles MAFR - Compliance Law

Full reference : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le Droit de la Compliance au-delà du Droit de la Régulation, Recueil Dalloz, 2018, chronique, pp. 1561-1563.


Summary : A movement started from precise legal requirements linked to identified actors, as the financial or banking sector, to transform itself in legal norms of Compliance. Compliance Law is thus the extension of Regulation Law. But Compliance Law is taking its full autonomy with regards with Regulation Law, while retaining its violence, its radicalisé, and even its archaism, even though it concerns companies which do not act on regulated sectors, putting down, for instance, notions linked to territoriality (I). How companies should react face to this unequaled news (II)? 

Read the article (in French)

Read the table of contents of the Review (in French).

This document is based on a working paper with footnotes, technical references and hypertext links. 


Updated: May 30, 2018 (Initial publication: Sept. 23, 2017)


This working document served as a basis for a lecture given in French at the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques  (French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) on September 25, 2017, in the cycle of conferences conducted under the presidency of Michel Pébereau,  Quelles réformes ? (What reforms?)

Consult the presentation (in French) of the conference cycle (2017).

It served as the basis for the publication of an article published  in French in 2018 in the book directed by Michel Pébereau Réformes et transformations (Reforms and transformations).

May 22, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Baller, S., La gestion d'un audit de compliance ? Limites et perspectives, in Borga, N., Marin, J.-Cl. et Roda, J.-Cl. (dir.), Compliance : l'entreprise, le régulateur et le juge, Série Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2018, pp. 143-146.


Lire une présentation générale de l'ouvrage dans lequel est publié l'article.

Consulter les autres titres de la Série dans laquelle est publié l'ouvrage.

May 15, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Moreaux, A., Comment se conformer au RGPD ?,  in Affiches Parisiennes, mai 2018, pp. 1-3.


L'échéance du fameux Règlement général sur la protection des données approche. Pour Mounir Mahjoubi, secrétaire d'État au Numérique, « 2018 est l'année du RGPD » qui va entraîner un « véritable choc de sécurité » sur la toile. La mise en conformité avec le nouveau règlement européen sur le digital qui entre en vigueur le 25 mai est une question centrale pour les entreprises.


Pour consulter l'article.


March 28, 2018

Editorial responsibilities : Direction de la collection "Droit et Économie", L.G.D.J. - Lextenso éditions (30)

Référence complète : Vila, J-B. (dir.), Régulation et jeux d'argent et de hasard​, coll. "Droit et Économie",  LGDJ - Lextenso éditions, 2018, 272 p.

Il s'agit du 31ième volume paru dans cette collection.


Les jeux sont une activité que les pouvoirs publics veulent aujourd'hui appréhender d'une façon nouvelles : non plus interdire, et ce plutôt sur une conception morale et fiscale, mais plutôt réguler tout en laissant aux Etats la maîtrise de cette régulation qui laisse place à la concurrence et intègre le dynamisme de l'économie digitale.



Lire la quatrième de couverture.

Lire la table des matières.


Consulter l'ensemble de la collection dans laquelle l'ouvrage a été publié.

Lire la présentation de l'article de Marie-Anne Frison-Roche : Décider aujourd'hui de la régulation des jeux pour qu'ils aient un avenir. 

Lire la présentation de l'article de Aude Rouyère : Le concept de régulation en droit.


Jan. 17, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Schmidt, D., La société et l'entreprise, Rec. Dalloz 2017, p. 2380.


Résumé : La société est une structure de partage entre les associés du pouvoir et du profit. De nombreuses voix dénoncent un capitalisme financier qui assigne pour but à la société la maximisation du profit et son partage entre les associés ; elles proposent que la société exploitant une entreprise ait pour objectif premier la satisfaction de l'intérêt général commun et elles revendiquent à cette fin un partage du pouvoir entre les associés et les tiers prenant part au développement de l'entreprise. Notre étude ne discute pas ces propositions et revendications qui transforment la notion même de société et invitent à bâtir un droit nouveau des groupements et un nouveau droit de la gestion et du financement des entreprises : elle recense les réformes législatives radicales que ces propositions et revendications impliqueraient.


Consulter l'article.

Jan. 10, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Parachkévova, I., et Teller, M., (dir.) Quelles régulations pour l'économie collaborative ? Un défi pour le droit économique, Dalloz, coll. "Thèmes et commentaires", 2018, 202 p.


Lire la quatrième de couverture.

Lire le sommaire.

Oct. 4, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Perrier, Y., Une "diplomatie" de la Compliance et de sa régulation, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Régulation, Supervision, Compliance, Série Régulations, Dalloz, 2017.


Lire la présentation générale de l'ouvrage dans lequel l'article est publié.


Consulter les autres ouvrages de la Série dans laquelle l'ouvrage est publié.


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June 10, 2016

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Full reference: Sauvé, J. M., Les entreprises publiques, Introductive speech to the conference "les entretiens du Conseil d'Etat en Droit public économique" (Conseil d'Etat's colloquium in Economic Public Law), 10 juin 2016

Read the speech (in French)

Nov. 13, 2014

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Rouyère, A., Le concept de régulation en droit, in Vila, J.-B., (dir.), Régulation et jeux d'argent et de hasard, coll. " Droit et Économie", LGDJ - Lextenso éditions, 2018, p. 21-38.




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Oct. 12, 2014


Certains évoquent la "régulation" comme solution pour rendre admissible les conventions de maternité pour autrui, appelées parfois "GPA". Ayant souvent travaillé sur l'idée, les objets et les techniques  du "droit de la régulation", j'écris cette étude pour affirmer qu'il n'est concevable d'appliquer le droit de la régulation en matière de convention de maternité pour autrui.

En effet, quelle que soit l'hypothèse, on ne peut réguler que des situations licites.

Or, les conventions de maternité pour autrui, même si on les imagine faite à titre gracieux, l'enfant étant remis dans un geste de "don magnifique" sont atteintes d'une illicéité absolue.

Celle-ci n'est pas entamée par les techniques de régulation auxquelles certaines songent, qu'il s'agisse d'une régulation "éthique", d'une régulation par des mécanismes ex ante (réglementation et autorité administrative) ou des mécanismes ex post (contrôle du juge). L'exemple britannique le montre.

Ainsi, la régulation est inapplicable et ne peut être appelée pour légitimer les conventions par lesquelles les femmes s'offrent, leur grossesse leur permettant d'offrir leur bébé à la naissance. En effet, le droit défend les personnes, ici les femmes et les enfants, présents et futurs, en les empêchant de se transformer ou d'être transformés en choses.


Nov. 17, 2011

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Full reference: Bon-Michel, B., La cartographie des risques : de la rationalisation du futur à l'apprentissage du risque. Cas de l'identification du risque opérationnel au sein d'un établissement de crédit (Risks Mapping: from Rationalization of the Future to Risk Learning. Case of the Identification of the Operational Risk in a Credit Establishment)Management & Avenir, vol. 48, no. 8, 2011, pp. 326-341.

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