Oct. 9, 2020

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Référence complète: Financial Stability Board, The Use of Supervisory and Regulatory Technology by Authorities and Regulated Institutions. Market Developments and Stability Implications, Rapport du 9 octobre 2020, 36 p. 

Lire le rapport

Lire la présentation que fait le Financial Stability Board de ce rapport

Pour aller plus loin, lire le document de travail de Marie-Anne Frison-Roche: Analyse des blockchains au regard des usages qu'elles peuvent remplir et des fonctions que les officiers ministériels doivent assurer

May 28, 2020

Publications

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., L'impossible unicité juridique de la catégorie des "lanceurs d'alertes" ("The impossible legal unicity of the category of "whistleblowers""), in Chacornac, J. (dir.), Lanceurs d'alertes, regards comparatistes, ("Whistleblowers, comparative perspectives"), Publications of the Centre français de droit comparé ("French Comparative Law Center"), May 2020, Volume 21, p.13-31. 

 

Read the article (in French).   

Read the general presentation of the collective book in which this article is published

Read the bilingual working paper which had served of basis for this article. 

Read the presentation of the conference "Les lanceurs d'alertes: glose" (Whistleblowers: glose") and especially the slides elabored for the colloquium organized by the Centre français de droit comparé ("French Comparative Law Center") on 23th of November 2018 under the direction of Jérôme Chacornac

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Introduction of the article

"Whistleblowers". This is a new expression. Which is a great success. Barely heard once, we hear it everywhere ...

A topic not of course or knowledge test, but rather a topic of daily conversation. Because it is spoken to us every day, in more or less gracious terms. For example President Donald Trump on October 1, 2019 declared to the press "want to question" the whistleblower who would have illegally denounced him and would not, according to him, have the right to conceal his identity, proof in this according to him of the lying character of his assertions against him, while his lawyer indicates on October 6, 2019 that he is not speaking on behalf of a single whistleblower thus taken to task but of a plurality of people who gave information against the President of the United States. Even the most imaginative screenwriters would not have written such brutal and rapid twists and turns. Spectators, we are waiting for the next episode, secretly hoping for the escalation.

And precisely if we go to the cinema, it is still a whistleblower whose dedication and success, we are told about, even the drama, for the benefit of global society, and in particular democracy, since the secrets are fought for the benefit of the truth. The Secret Man designates Mark Felt as the first whistleblower. Returning to what we often present as being a more "serious" media!footnote-1391, we listen to France-Culture and here is another story told by a historian who worked as an archivist on events that political power would have liked to keep hidden by possibly destroying their traces but which its trade led to preserve: here it is expressly presented to the studious listeners like a "whistleblower" .... While the same radio tries to find the one who could well be, as in a kind of contest the "first whistleblower"!footnote-1727? .... This rewriting of History can be defended because ultimately what did other Voltaire do for Calas, or Zola for Dreyfus?

It is also a subject of legislative discussion since in the United States the Dodd-Frank law of 2010 inserted in the law of 1934 which established the Securities & Exchanges Commission a complete device of remuneration and remuneration of the whistleblowers, whereas after having developed flexible but guiding lines in this regard in 2012!footnote-1698, the European Commission published on November 20, 2018 the text of what will become a Directive intended to give a unified European status to the character, in the system gradually developed to protect the one who was presented in 2018 as that "cannot be punished for having done what is right".

In Europe, the Directive first approved by a Resolution of the European Parliament on April 16, 2019 on the protection of persons denouncing breaches of Union Law and then adopted on October 7, 2019 (Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of European Union on the Protection of Persons who Report Violations of European Union Law, different title, it should be noted, will have to be transposed into the laws of the Member States within the next two years. , since only "violations of Union Law" are targeted, but the character of the "whistleblower" is more generally targeted: he is "whole"!footnote-1699.

In short, the whistleblower is a star!footnote-1390. A sort of historical figure, covered in blows and glory, going from Voltaire to Snowden, both of whom find themselves embodied on the screens!footnote-1681 ....,

Consecrated by law, which associates with it a legal regime of protection to such an extent that, like a Nessus tunic, it is this legal regime which will define the character and not the reverse. When we read the law of December 9, 2016 relating to transparency in the fight against corruption and the modernization of economic life, known as "Sapin 2", we notice that the Legislator makes much of this character, since 'he dedicates its chapter II to him!footnote-1682: "From the protection of whistleblowers", and that it is by his very protection that he formally opens the door of Right to him.

But why a plural? Admittedly when we read the recitals of the Community Directive of October 7, 2019 on the protection of whistleblowers!footnote-1702, it is only a list of all the subjects on which it is a good idea to protect them, which therefore prompts us to see in this plural only the index of this non-exhaustive list of subjects which it is good to tell us, a sign of the lack of definition of who should alert us. Reading the French law known as "Sapin 2" makes it less severe but more perplexing. Indeed, this plurality referred to by the title of the chapter devoted to "whistleblowers", there is no longer any question in the rest of the law, in the very definition which follows, article 6 which opens this chapter devoted to "whistleblowers" offering the reader immediately a singular since it begins as follows: "A!footnote-1684 whistleblower is a person ...". No mention of diversity. The art of legislative writing would however have required that the qualifying article not only be singular but that it should not yet be undefined. Stendhal if he had still deigned to have the law for bedside book would have wanted to find at the beginning of chapter a sentence like: "The!footnote-1683 whistleblower is a person ...".

Thus seem to contradict themselves within the law "Sapin 2 the very title which presents the character, in that it uses a defined plural (the) while the defining article which presents it is in the undefined singular (one). ...

Here is a first reason not to advance any more but in a very careful way, in this "step by step" that constitutes a reading word for word: a gloss. This consists of taking the expression itself literally. The second reason for this technical choice is that the gloss is well suited to the introduction of a collective work, thus allowing more targeted developments to take place in other contributions, on the techniques, the difficulties and the limits of this protection, or on its history, or the reasons for the arrival in French law of these whistleblowers and the way they develop, or not, elsewhere.

I am therefore going to content myself with taking this already legal expression to the letter: The (I) whistle (III). blowers (II). 

 

 

 

Jan. 16, 2020

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Reference: Patrick BOLTON - Morgan DESPRES - Luiz Awazu PEREIRA DA SILVA - Frédéric SAMAMA - Romain SVARTZMAN, The green swan: central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change, Banque des Règlements Internationaux, Janvier 2020

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Dec. 24, 2019

MAFR TV : MAFR TV - case

Watch the video commenting on the decision of the Commission des sanctions of the Autorité des marchés financiers - AMF (French Financial Market Authority Sanctions Commission).

Read the decision.

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In 2015, a document supposedly emanating from the Vinci company reached the Bloomberg media announcing unexpected catastrophic results. The two journalists who received it immediately published it without checking anything, the Vinci listed shares losing more than 18%. It was a rude forgery, which a basic check would have established, a check which the journalists had not done.

4 years later, the Bloomerg company is punished for the breach to "disseminate false information" on the financial market, by a decision of the Sanctions Commission of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (French Financial Markets Authority) of December 11, 2019.

The company being sued argued that it was up to journalists to be accountable and not to itself, because on the contrary the firm had implemented both detection software and a code of conduct, even though there was no legal rule constraining it. In consequence, it would not possible to pursue it.

But the AMF Sanctions Commission stresses that, independently of this, it is a general rule of ethics for journalists that obliges them to verify the authenticity of the documents they publish, which they did not, whereas an elementary check would have allowed them to measure that it is a rude forgery.

In addition, the Sanctions Commission refers to the European Regulation on market abuses which in its article 21 targets the special status to be reserved for press freedom and the special status of journalists, but associates this ethical obligation to verify documents . However, the Sanctions Commission notes that this obligation, which was targeted by both the journalists' ethics and the reference text of Financial Law, was completely ignored by the two journalists. It is therefore up to the press agency to be accountable and to be punished.

However, the media entreprise maintained that the balance between the principle of freedom of the press and the principle of freedom of opinion on the one hand and the principle of the protection of the financial market and of investors against false information disseminated requires an interpretation of the European Union Law, which must oblige the Sanctions Commission to ask a preliminary question to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The Sanctions Commission dismisses this request because it considers that the European texts are "clear", which allows the Sanctions Commission to interpret them itself. And precisely the European Regulation on market abuse in its article 21 provides for the exception in favor of the press and journalists but compels them to respect their ethics, in particular the verification of the authenticity of documents. In this case, they did nothing. They are clearly the authors of a breach attributable to the company.

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In a less clear case, one could consider that this balance between two principles, both of public interest, is delicate and that an interpretation by the Court of Justice would always be useful.

Indeed and more fundamentally, does Financial Law remain an autonomous Law, putting first the objective of the preservation of the integration of the financial market and the protection of investors or is it the advanced point of an Information Law protecting everyone against the action of any "influencer" (category to which Bloomberg belongs) consisting in disseminating inaccurate information (notion of "misinformation")?

And that is not so "clear" ....

 

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Nov. 5, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Claude Lucas de Leyssac, (dir.) Gilbert Parleani, LexisNexis, novembre 2018, 512 p.

 

Lire la quatrième de couverture (table des contributions incluse).

 

Consulter la présentation de l'article de Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, Banque et Concurrence.

 

Dec. 16, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Pons, L., Anonymat des sociétés par actions et transparence : une (r)évolution juridique, in Journal Spécial des Sociétés, Chronique du 16 dec. 2017, n°96, pp. 14-15.

 

Lire l'article.

Dec. 13, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Bonneau, Th., Pailler, P., Rouaud, A.-Cl., Tehrani, A., Vabres, R., Droit financier, coll. "Précis Domat - droit privé", 2017, 1013 p.

 

Lire la 4ième de couverture.

Lire la table des matières.

Dec. 6, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Mélanges en l'honneur de Jean-Jacques Daigre, Autour du droit bancaire et financier, Joly éditions - Lextenso, nov. 2017, 880 p.

 

Consulter la table des contributions.

 

Consulter la présentation de l'article de Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, Compliance et confiance, 2017

 

 

Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 (Initial publication: May 27, 2016)

Publications

This working paper initially served as a basis for a synthesis report made in French in the colloquium organized by the Association Henri Capitant in the International German Days on the subject of "Le Droit et la Mondialisation" (Law and Globalization).

It serves as a second basis for the article (written in English, with a Spanish Summary) to be published in the Brezilian journal Rarb - Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação  (Revue d`Arbitrage et Médiation).

In it French version, it serves as a basis for the article, written in French, to be published in the book La Mondialisation.

In this working paper, notes are included, including developments, references and links to work and reflections on the theme of globalization.
It uses the Bilingual Dictionary of the Law of Regulation and Compliance.

To access the French version of the working paper, click on the French flag.

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Globalization is a confusing phenomenon for the jurist. The first thing to do is to take its measure. Once it has been taken, it is essential that we allow ourselves to think of something about it, even if we have to think about it. For example, on whether the phenomenon is new or not, which allows a second assessment of what is taking place. If, in so far as the law can and must "pretend" to defend every being, a universal claim destined to face the global field of forces, the following question - but secondary - is formulated: quid facere? Nothing ? Next to nothing ? Or regulate? Or can we still claim that the Law fulfills its primary duty, which is to protect the weak, including the forces of globalization?

Let us begin the peripheries of Law in globalization.

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Globalization is a confusing phenomenon for everyone. It is no doubt even more so for the jurist for whom words are normative acts and which stumbles on the definition of globalization!footnote-927.

Perhaps this is why lawyers are as impressed by the argument of globalization, which is often cited to argue that the time of imperative legislations is over, or that Roman law may well turn into its grave, Globalization would pass over the corpse of the Civil Code. The more mysterious the notion is, the more names it has, the more it sets back the jurist of good tradition, global trade being as upgraded when it is designated as "globalization", the zest of English leading to the globalization that parses Of reports, even written in French or Spanish or Italian. . The global language being English, the Globalization is English also.

If we take up the movement of this wave, it is appropriate first of all to take stock of what is globalization (I). It is only relevant that the usefulness, if not necessity, is posed to think about this movement of globalization. There is a legal imperative to formulate an assessment if it is posited that the Law has the mission of protecting every human being, a concern that is supported by the Law. Then, because Law is also a technique, we can ask ourselves the question of Quid facere? But in practice it can not be said that under the pretext that the field of the world forces is very powerful and that the Law appears to be very weak in its claims to protect every human being in its dignity, it would for this reason disappear from the World stage (II).

On the contrary. It is at the foot of the wall of Globalization that today we can measure the claim of Law to defend humanity.

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See for ex. Marie-Anne, Frison-Roche, Le droit des deux mondialisations, in Terré, F., (dir), La mondialisation entre illusion et utopie, Archives de Philosophie du Droit, Tome 47, Dalloz, pp. 17-23.

Oct. 4, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Juvigny, B. de, La compliance, bras armé de la régulation financière, 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.

 

Les étudiants de Sciences-Po peuvent consulter l'article via le Drive, dossier "MAFR-Régulation"

March 24, 2017

Conferences

Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le droit des data, in Association Française de Philosophie du Droit et Cité des Sciences et de la Techniques, Vers de nouvelles humanités ? L’humanisme face aux nouvelles technologies, 24 mars 2017, auditorium de la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.

Regarder la vidéo de la conférence.

Consulter le document du programme complet du colloque (23 et 24 mars 2017).

Consulter en lien le programme.

Retrouver les activités passées et présentes de l'Association française de philosophie du Droit.

Les travaux du colloque seront publiés dans le tome 59 des Archives de Philosophie du Droit (APD). Voir la présentation de quelques volumes des Archives de Philosophie du Droit.

 

Le "Droit des data" semble se constituer en branche du droit nouvelle, sans doute parce que des textes les visent, en leur ensemble et parce qu'ils ont pour sous-jacent spécifique l'informatique et l'espace qu'elle a fait naître, le numérique. Mais doit-on même admettre ce redécoupage du système juridique et de l'enseignement dynamique qu'on en fait ?

Pourquoi y associer si souvent l'adjectif big , à la fois si attractif et effrayant, nouveau Big Fish qui nous ramène à l'enfance ?

Ne sommes-nous pas pulvérisés dans un premier temps et reconstruits par d'autres, qui disposent ainsi de nous comme on le fait de marionnettes à tel point qu'on en vient à parler de "quasi-propriété" parce que la propriété des êtres humains à laquelle les entreprises songent pourtant serait un mot trop violent mais trop exact ?

A quoi ressemble le "Droit des data" car, puisqu'il est nouveau, soit il faut trouver ses racines, soit il faut trouver des comparaisons pour références, afin qu'il ressemble à autre chose qu'un bric-à-brac de textes qui définissent par exemple la "banque de données" comme un "ensemble de données" ou de casuistiques qui colmatent les cas, l'éthique étant confiée par désespoir à la notion si étrangement venue de "design" ?

La ressemblance la plus nette et qui permettrait de mieux le comprendre est sans doute de l'anticiper, c'est le Droit financier.

Or, les données sont le plus souvent la projection de l'être humain lui-même.

Et à propos de celui, Législateur et Juge n'auraient rien à dire ?

Que vaut la parole humaine face à ce flot de chiffres qui mime si parfaitement la langue humaine et si servilement que les ingénieurs donnent aux robots l'allure de jeunes filles souriantes et toujours consentantes ?

Contre la servilité consentante, modèle du marché global, c'est la Parole de la Personne humaine que le Droit des data doit préserver.

La Parole humaine, elle se formule en Questions. Et non pas de demandes. Elle se forge en Savoir. Et non pas en information.

Cette Parole humaine, que les data, série de chiffres ne peuvent imiter, ce sont les artistes qui la portent.

C'est donc à eux qu'il faut donner la parole.

Et la servir. D'en faire que la glose. Dans deux exercices de style. En s'inclinant tout d'abord devant un artiste pythique qui a décrit en 1972 notre engloutissement sous l'information et les images immobiles. Puis en s'inclinant devant l'artiste qui est le dernier homme que le premier appelle, l'homme qui par son art exprime la bravoure humaniste.

Le courage, c'est tout ce dont nous avons besoin.

Mais en avons-nous ?

 

 

Voir les slides préparés pour servir de support à la conférence.

Regarder la vidéo de l'intervention, laquelle, pour des raisons techniques, ne correspondit pas aux slides.

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Sept. 14, 2016

Teachings : Compliance Law

Revenir à la présentation générale du Séminaire Droit de la Compliance

 

Points de départ de la séance :

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dissertation : "Objet du droit des sociétés, objet du droit financier, objet de la compliance"

Aug. 30, 2016

Publications

This article provides a basis for an article published  in the Recueil Dalloz  in French : "Le droit de la compliance".

‘Compliance’ issues have been increasingly discussed in recent years. Articles, handbooks, soft law, decisions or definition have been written. But nothing really converges. The term ‘conformity’ [conformité in French] is used in parallel, or even instead of the usual concept of compliance. There are as many definitions of what compliance is as there are authors writing on the matter. And yet it is used in manifold ways, from Competition law to International Finance law, from the hardest law (enforced with the help of the most stringent sanctions) to business ethics, according to which behaving should be enough to be compliant. At a time when compliance invades law, it should be first noted that we are too shortsighted to grasp the mechanism (I), whereas it is necessary to build a comprehensive Compliance law (II).

Read developments below.

June 22, 2016

Blog

Le journal d'actualité économique et financier relate le cas dans son édition du 20 juin 2016.

Comment passer de l'argent d'un pays à un autre sans payer de taxe, ou de droit de succession ou se heurter à une interdiction de sortie de territoire ?

Tout spécialiste vous répondra : il faut utiliser un "véhicule" afin que la nationalité permette à l'intéressé "réel" se réfère déjà au pays dans lequel il désire se rendre.

Le vocabulaire est bien connu en technique financière : on crée une société, qui a la personnalité morale, une "personne morale" donc, qui n'a en réalité pas d'activité économique, qui est un "véhicule" pour un "montage" qui produira à la fin le résultat financier visé au départ.

Mais pourquoi les stratégies financières se contenteraient-elles d'utiliser les performances attachées à la capacité juridique de créer autant qu'on veut des personnalités morales, en constituant par exemple des sociétés ?

Pourquoi ne pas utiliser des êtres vivants ? En les faisant fabriquer pour utiliser à son profit les attributs juridiques que le Droit leur confère ?

Par exemple la nationalité. Puisque la nationalité offre un régime juridique et fiscal si précieux.

Ainsi, comme l'explique parfaitement Les Échos, des cadres chinois se font fabriquer des bébés par des "porteuses" japonaises afin que par ces "véhicules" que sont la mère (qui n'est considérée que comme une "porteuse") et l'enfant (qui n'est lui-même qu'un simple "apporteur" de la nationalité, simple "apporteur" d'un système juridique convoité) la nationalité japonaise puisse être utilisée via le personnalité juridique du bébé qui vient au monde et les fonds transférés au besoin.

L'on s'enfonce de plus en plus dans la régression de l'être humain comme simple matière première : la femme n'est qu'une matière première pour fabriquer un enfant qui lui-même n'est là que pour fabriquer une situation juridique favoriser, pour "porter" un système juridique aux adultes.

"Portage sur portage vaut" désormais pour ces deux êtres humains que sont la mère et l'enfant.

Cela vous choque ?

Vous dîtes qu'il y a "fraude" ? Vous voulez que cela ne puisse se faire ?

Mais on vous répondra que l'enfant est "innocent"... La théorie de la fraude, qui a été utilisée en France, par la Cour de cassation, dans ses arrêts du 13 septembre 2013, a été critiquée comme réactionnaire et exprimant un contrôle admissible de la raison pour laquelle l'on veut avoir des enfants, puis récusée par la Cour européenne des droits de l'Homme.

Ainsi, la réalité apparaît : les femmes utilisées et les enfants fabriquées sont des "véhicules", de la simple matière première.

Voilà la réalité de la GPA.

June 16, 2016

Interviews

Lire l'article dans lequel sont insérés des extraits de l'interview : Masounave, A., La France adopte le principe du "Non bis in idem", L'Agefi, 16 juin 2016.

June 6, 2016

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Causse, H., Droit bancaire et financier, Préface de Daniel Tricot, coll. "Droit privé & sciences criminelles",Maré & Martin, 2015, 839 p.

Lire la quatrième de couverture.

Lire l'introduction de Daniel Tricot;

Lire la table des matières.

 

Dec. 8, 2015

None

Le candidat a mené son travail sous la direction du professeur Dominique d'Ambra;

Les autres membres du Jury étaient Jacqueline Flauss-Diem, Yves Strickler et Georges Wiederkehr.

L'Université de Strasbourg a pour politique de n'associer aucune mention au grade de Docteur en droit que le candidat a obtenu au terme de sa soutenance.

Nov. 18, 2015

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Barban, P., Les entreprises de marché. Contribution à l'étude d'un modèle d'infrastructure de marché, préface de France Drummond, Avant-propos de Jean-Jacques Daigre, LGDJ, nov. 2015.

Lire la quatrième de couverture.

Lire la préface.

Lire l'avant-propos.

Lire la table des matière.

May 28, 2015

Publications

Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., La codification du droit financier et son bon usage, Préface de Mannai, Nizar, Les textes de base relatifs au droit du marché financier en Tunisie, Latrach Éditions, 2015, 5-12.

 

Lire la préface.

 

Lire le working paper qui a servi de support à la rédaction de la préface.

 

May 20, 2015

Thesaurus : 02. Cour de cassation

La chambre criminelle de la cour de cassation a précisé la portée qu'elle donne à la décision du 18 mars 2015 rendue par le Conseil constitutionnel, EADS.

Un prévenu ne peut plus être condamné, sur le fondement de l' article L. 465 1 du Code monétaire et financier , pour des faits identiques à ceux pour lesquels la commission des sanctions de l'AMF avait antérieurement statué à son encontre de manière définitive sur le fondement de l'article L. 621 15 du même Code.

Quand bien même le juge pénal aurait, comme en l'espèce, fait application en matière de délit boursier des dispositions de l' article L. 621 16 du Code monétaire et financier permettant d'imputer la sanction pécuniaire prononcée par la commission des sanctions de l'AMF sur le montant de l'amende pénale, faisant ainsi application du principe de proportionnalité rappelée alors par le Conseil constitutionnel dans sa décision du 29 juillet 1989 sur la loi relative à la sécurité et à la transparence du marché financier, le principe ne bis in idem fera désormais obstacle à ce que le juge pénal puisse prononcer une quelconque sanction après un décision définitive de condamnation prononcée du chef du manquement boursier correspondant.

Oct. 22, 2014

Thesaurus : 06.1. Textes de l'Union Européenne

Référence complète : Directive  2014/95/UE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 22 octobre 2014 modifiant la directive 2013/34/UE en ce qui concerne la publication d'informations non financières et d'informations relatives à la diversité par certaines grandes entreprises et certains groupes

 

Lire le texte de la Directive.

July 23, 2014

Thesaurus : 03. Conseil d'Etat

L'arrêt transmet au Conseil constitutionnel la question de savoir si la procédure organisée devant la Cour de discipline budgétaire et financière est conforme ou non à la Constitution, notamment le principe constitutionnel d'indépendance et d'impartialité des juridictions découlant de l'article 16 de la Déclaration des droits de l'homme, Déclaration qui fait partie du "bloc de constitutionnalité". Il vise également l'article 8 de la Déclaration, auquel est rattaché le principe de légalité des délits et des peines.

May 27, 2014

Publications

April 25, 2014

Publications

This working paper was prepared as a basis for a contribution to a forthcoming volume of the collection Le rapport moral de l'Argent dans le Monde ( The Moral Report of Money in the World).
It develops the idea that everyone has the impression that the law is more powerful than ever in banking and financial regulation: Law invades everything and appears in its most terrible form that is criminal and repressive administrative law. It seems that the beginning of everything is Law !
But in reality, we must consider that the law is weaker than ever. Indeed, if the law of banking and financial regulation has become primarily repressive, it is because it is weak. It took the form of a multitude of microscopic rules and  punishment is only lending its force to any prescription. Repression has lost its autonomy, and has become a sort of simple enforcement of civil multiple rules.
Moreover, the legislation degenereted into regulations. The Regulation goes into a random pile of incomprehensible and complexe requirements. On the contrary, the operators would need a law that fixed in advance and clearly a few strong lines of conduct.
So it is a weak and shoddy law which the banking and financial regulators are building for the future. It will be severe only because it will be weak and  poorly done.

The lawyer will be be as chagrined as the financier is.

March 4, 2014

Thesaurus : 05.1. CEDH