Compliance and Regulation Law bilingual Dictionnary

In Europe, Community Law prohibits States from providing aid to companies, which are analyzed as means for the benefit of their country which the State cares about (and sometimes wrongly)  having the effect and maybe the object of maintaining or constructing borders between peoples, thus contradicting the first European political project of a common area of peace and exchanges between the peoples of Europe. That is why this prohibition does not exist in the United States, since Antitrust Law is not intended to build such a space, which is already available to businesses and people.

This essential difference between the two zones changes industrial policies because the US federal Government can help sectors where Member States can not. The European prohibition of State Aid can not be called into question because it is associated with the political project of Europe. This seems to be an aporia since Europe is handicapped against the United States.

In any form it takes, Aid is prohibited because it distorts equality of opportunity in competition between  operators in the markets and constitutes a fundamental obstacle to the construction of a unified European internal market. On the basis of this simple principle, a branch of technical and specific law has developed, because States continue to support their entreprises and sectors, and many rules and cases divide this principe of prohibition into as many exceptions and nuances. Is built over the years a probation system related to it. Thus, the concept of a public enterprise was able to remain despite this principle of prohibition.

But if there is a crisis of such a nature or magnitude that the market does not succeed by its own forces to overcome and / or the European Union itself pursues a-competitive objectives, exogenous Regulation, which can then take the form of legitimate State Aid. Thus a sort of synonymy exists between State Aid and Regulation.

For this reason, the European institutions have asserted that State Aid becomes lawful when it intervenes either in strategic sectors, such as energy production in which the State must retain its power over assets, or the defense sector. Far from diminishing, this hypothesis is increasing. European Union Law also allows the State to intervene by lending to financial operators threatened with default or already failing, the State whose function is to fight systemic risk, directly or through its Central Bank. The aid can come from the European Central Bank itself helping States in issuing sovereign debt, the Court of Justice having admitted in 2015 the non-conventional monetary policy programs compliance with the treaties. In 2010, the European Commissioner for Competition stressed that public aid is essential tools for States to deal with crises, before regulations come to the fore in 2014 to lay the foundations of the European Banking Union.

Updated: Oct. 8, 2019 (Initial publication: Nov. 22, 2018)

Publications

This working paper served as a basis for a conference done in French for the Centre de droit comparé (Center for Comparative Law) in Paris on 23 November 2018.

Updated, it serves as a basis for an article to be published in French in a book of the Société de Législation comparé (Society of Comparative Legislation).

 

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"The whistleblowers". This is a new expression. Which wins a full success. Barely heard once, we hear it everywhere ...

A theme not only of academic teaching, but rather a topic of daily conversation. Because it is every day that we speak about it, in terms more or less graceful. For example President Donald Trump on October 1, 2019 told the press he "wants to interrogate" the whistleblower who would have unlawfully denounced him and would not have, according to him, the right to conceal his own identity, evidence in this according Donald Trump of the false character of his assertions against him, while his lawyer indicates on October 6, 2019 that he does not speak on behalf of a single whistleblower thus taken apart but of a plurality people who gave information against the President of the United States. Even the most imaginative scriptwriters would not have written twists as abruptly or so fast. Spectators, we wait for the next episode, secretly hoping for climbs and slashs.

Precisely if we go to the cinema, it is still a whistleblower whose dedication and success, or even drama, we are told, for the benefit of the global society, and especially of Democracy, since the secrets are fought for the benefit of the truth. Thus, the movie The Secret Man designates Mark Felt as the first whistleblower. Returning to what is often presented as a more "serious" media, for example in France the radio "France Culture" we can learn the story of a historian who worked as an archivist on events that the political power would have wanted to keep hidden by possibly destroying their traces but that his profession led to preserve!footnote-1391: here it is expressly presented to the studious listeners as a "whistleblower" ... While the same radio is trying to find the one that could be, as in a kind of contest, the "first whistleblowers"!footnote-1727?. This rewriting of History can be made because finally Voltaire for Calas, or Zola for Dreyfus did they anything else? 

It is also a topic of legislative debate since in the United States the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 inserted in the 1934 law that established the Securities & Exchanges Commission (SEC) a complete system for retribution and remuneration of whistleblowers, while after elaborating guidelines about about in 2012!footnote-1698, the European Commission has published the text on November 20, 2018 in order to give the character a unified European status, in the device gradually developed to protect the one that was presented in 2018 as who  like that : ""The new whistleblowers' protection rules will be a game changer. In the globalised world where the temptation to maximise profit sometimes at the expense of the law is real we need to support people who are ready to take the risk to uncover serious violations of EU law. We owe it to the honest people of Europe.". Step for the Directive of October 7, 2019. 

In Europe, the Directive first approved by a Resolution of the European Parliament on 16 April 2019 on protection of persons reporting breaches of Union law and then adopted on 7 October 2019 (Directive 2019/78 (EU) of the European Parliament European Union and the Council of the European Union on the Protection of Persons Reporting Breaches of Union law, will have to be transposed in the next two years to the legal systems of the Member States. is not general, since only "violations of European Union Law" are targeted but the character of the "whistleblower" is more generally referred to: it is "whole"!footnote-1699.

In short, the whistleblower is a star !footnote-1390. A kind of historical character, covered with blows and glory, going from Voltaire to Snowden, one as the other being incarnated on the screens!footnote-1681 ....

Recognized by national legislations, which associate to him a legal regime of protection to such a point that, like a tunic of Nessus, it is this legal regime which will define his character and not the opposite. When we read the French law of December 9, 2016 relative à la transparence à la lutte contre la corruption et à la modernisation de la vie économique (on transparency in the fight against corruption and the modernization of economic life), usually known as "Sapin 2 Act", we note that the lawmaker makes much of this character, because he devotes to him the chapter II: "De la protection des!footnote-1682 lanceurs d'alerte" ("The protection of!footnote-1682 whistle-blowers") and that it is by his very protection that the French Parliament formally opens the door of Law to him and throws it openly.

But why a plural? Certainly when we read the recitals of the European Directive of 7 October 2019 on the protection of whistleblowers!footnote-1702, this is only an enumeration of all the subjects about which it is a good idea to to protect them, which encourages us to see in this plural only the index of this non-exhaustive list of topics about which it is good that we are alerted, sign of the lack of definition ... Reading the French law known as "Sapin 2" makes us less severe but more perplex. Indeed, from this plurality covered by the title of the chapter devoted to Les lanceurs d'alerte ("The whistleblowers"), there is no longer any question in the rest of the law, in the very definition that follows, Article 6 which opens this chapter devoted the "whistleblowers" offering the player immediately a singular since it begins as follows:  "Un!footnote-1684 lanceur d'alerte est une personne ..." (A! footnote-1684 whistleblower is a person ..."). No more mention of diversity. The art of legislative writing would have even required that the qualifying article should not be singular but not yet indefinite. 

Thus seem to contradict in this law "Sapin 2" itself the very title which presents the character, in that it uses a definite plural ("the whistleblowers") while the article of definition which presents the topic does it by using the singular indefinite : "a whistleblower....".

This is a first reason to move forward only in a very cautious way, in this "step by step" that constitutes a word-by-word reading: a gloss. This method consists in taking literally the expression itself. The second reason for this technical choice is that the gloss is well suited to an introduction of a collective work, allowing more specific developments to take place in other contributions, for example on the techniques, the difficulties and the limits of this protection, or the history of it, or the reasons for the arrival in French law of these American or Brithish whistleblowers and the way they develop, or not, in other legal systems or other countries.

I will therefore content myself with taking again literally this already legal expression: The (I) launchers (II) of alert (III).

See below developments.

 

1

Sur le fait que le cinéma est sans doute le média qui restitue le plus sérieusement l'état du Droit, v. Frison-Roche, M.-A., 

2

L'histoire du premier lanceur d'alerte, France Culture, septembre 2019. 

3

Commission Européenne, Guidelines on Whistleblowing, 6 décembre 2012, SEC(2012) 679 final.

4

Or, précisément l'usage si courant de la pluralité ("les lanceurs d'alerte") fait douter de l'unicité du personnage. Sur cette question, v. toute la première partie des développements de la présente étude, qui conduit à conclure plutôt qu'au-delà de la multitude des cas particuliers, il existe plutôt deux sortes de lanceurs d'alertes. V. infra I. 

5

La réalisatrice du film La fille de Brest raconte qu'elle considère la lanceuse d'alerte à l'origine du cas du Médiator comme un "personnage de cinéma". 

6

Ainsi, les péripéties de Snowden ont été portées à l'écran par Oliver Stone en 2016. 

7

Souligné par nous. 

8

Souligné par nous. 

9

Sur cette directive, v. les développements infra. 

10

Souligné par nous. 

Sept. 24, 2019

Teachings : Compliance Law

Consulter les slides servant de support à la Leçon

 

Se reporter à la Présentation générale du Cours de Droit de la Compliance.

 

Consulter le Dictionnaire bilingue du Droit de la Régulation et de la Compliance.

 

Consulter la Bibliographie générale du Cours de Droit de la Compliance

 

Consulter la bibliographie ci-dessous, spécifique à cette Leçon relative aux relations entre le Droit de la concurrence et le Droit de la compliance

 

Résumé de la leçon.

A première vue, le Droit de la concurrence et le Droit de la compliance sont étrangers l'un à l'autre. En effet tandis que, dans son acception classique le premier est Ex Post le second est Ex Ante (se rapprochant ainsi du Droit de la Régulation). Plus encore le Droit de la concurrence est attaché à un organisme spécifique, "l'Autorité de concurrence", ce qui va le rapprocher du Droit de la Régulation, lequel se "repère" par l'institution d'une "Autorité de régulation", alors que le Droit de la compliance est à ce point peu institutionnalisé que l'on continue à douter même de son existence. En troisième lieu, par nature le Droit de la concurrence s'applique à toutes les "entreprises", notion très large en ce qu'elle est directement construite sur la notion d'activité, alors que le Droit de la compliance prend comme sujets de droit les "opérateurs cruciaux". 

Mais l'efficacité des techniques de Compliance a été repérée par les Autorités de concurrence qui, notamment à travers les techniques d'engagement et de "programmes" ont eu à partir des années 1990, sur le modèle du contrôle des concentrations, partie Ex Ante du Droit de la concurrence, développé d'une façno prétorienne des outils de compliance, par du "droit souple", puis les ont sécurisé en les insérant au sein même des procédures juridiquement organisées de sanction, les Autorités pouvant utiliser leur double qualité d'autorité de sanction et d'autorité de poursuite. Sans doute ce cumul d'un fonctionnement contractuel au sein de procédure juridictionnelle, par l'utilisation de programmes qui constituent à la fois des engagements spontanés mais sont aussi des contreparties d'autorisation de concentration, voire de contrepartie de clémence, voire des parties insécables de prononcés de sanction, posent à la fin des difficultés juridiques. 

Il demeure que par l'insertion du Droit de la compliance c'est un mixte de contrat et de contrainte qui est ainsi inséré. 

Par le contrat, qui libère l'Autorité de toute référence à son pouvoir par mécanisme de délégation dans la hiérarchie des normes, l'Autorité peut se transformer en Autorité de Régulation. C'est ce que les Autorités de concurrence sont en train de faire vis-à-vis des opérateurs numériques. 

Mais les Autorités de concurrence sont-elles légitimes à emprunter tout d'abord à une contrainte par le biais procédural neutre de l'accroissement d'efficacité, pour ensuite passer à une véritable contractualisation, ce qui permet de disposer des finalités pour la satisfaction desquelle elles ont été instituées ? N'est-ce pas à l'Etat, à travers un Gouvernement responsable politiquement qui doit fixer des finalités qui cessent d'être économiques? 

En effet les Autorités de concurrence rendent compte de l'exercice de leurs pouvoirs devant les juridictions du recours. Mais s'agit-il d'un contrôle de légalité externe ou d'un contrôle substantiel ? Cette question qui s'est posée à propos du contrôle des concentrations ne pose de nouveau d'une façon plus générale si la finalité du Droit de la concurrence, telle qu'elle est posée à travers ce que la Commission se permet d'appeler la "politique de la concurrence" devient à ce point politique, sans pour autant engager de responsabilité. 

Les Autorités de concurrence qui deviennent ainsi en matière numérique des "superviseurs" alors qu'elles ne sont pas des régulateurs, peuvent prétendre que le Droit de la concurrence serait une des voies pour remettre de l'ordre dans l'espace numérique.

 

June 26, 2019

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Référence complète : Gauvain, R., Rétablir la souveraineté de la France et de l'Europe et protéger nos entreprises des lois et mesures à portée extraterritoriale, Rapport à la demande du Premier Ministre Monsieur Edouard Philippe, Assemblée nationale, juin 2019, 102 p.

 

Lire le Rapport.

May 15, 2019

Editorial responsibilities : Direction of the "Régulations & Compliance" series, Editions 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 15, 2019

Publications

Complete references : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Foreword, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (ed.), Pour une Europe de la Complianceserie Régulations & Compliance, 2019. 

It is sometimes said the construction of Europe is blocked, or even is in decline. But this consruction can only advance because it is not only community to be rediscovered by the effect of a common culture or the result of an agreement between States or the benefit of commercial exchanges: it is also a legal Order. And Law is moving forward, sometimes like a goat through rulings of lightning justice, sometimes through legislation whose development have certainly the step of the turtle but also the strength of this military figure.

For this, any legal mechanism is good to take, so foreign, even aggressive, it may seem at first. Compliance, on which everyone questions the definition, in which we sometimes see the enemy to fight, about which we often doubt that it is really a legal mechanism, could well be useful.

So, let's seize the opportunity. It is not so common that a branch of law appears. The framework is still young, it is appropriate to take advantage of what is sometimes presented as defects, for example the uncertainty of definitions, but which are only defects of youth, or what is perceived as archaisms, in particular the violence of the compliance mechanisms, in their scale, their procedure and their territorial scope. But isn't a means of reconstituting the regalian at the moment when the states are struggling to recover from a report given to the cause to the territory ? Allowing them to pursue goals in the pretension that they must be satisfied (for example the fight against corruption or the sale of human beings)? Compliance Law allows the states to claim again and with a stronger voice their prerogatives.

Moreover, let us take advantage of this still malleable idea of ​​the Compliance Law to obtain that Europe imbues the compliance mechanism with its legal Order. Compliance Law is undoubtedly the Law of tomorrow, the law without frontiers by which the legitimate public authorities set the Law, by fixing Ex ante goals and internalizing them in the crucial operators who carry them out in ways they build, public supervisors continuously monitoring the results achieved the goals set by the authorities. The Compliance Law allows that the powerful worldwird companies are not our masters because is the master who sets the goals and not the one who reaches them.

This is where Europe brings to the Compliance Law, where Europe can be exemplary of the Law of tomorrow. Indeed, where long-established systems, as American Law did, have developed Cmpliance techniques to prevent systemic risks, Europe can put back to the center its primary concern: the Person, a notion that Europe invented in order to protect by rights and obligations human beings against the only game of powers.

A Europe strengthened by Compliance Law; a Compliance Law transfigured by the European tradition: how not to be For a Europe of Compliance?

 

This is what the authors of this book demonstrate to us.

May 15, 2019

Publications

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.

1

Frison-Roche, M.-A., Compliance, see

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Musca, X., Construire une Europe de la Compliance en donnant une meilleure place aux entreprises, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Daigre, J.-J., Compliance, entreprise et Europe, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Lenaerts, K., Le juge de l'Union européenne dans une Europe de la Compliance, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

 

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : De La Cotardière, A., Construire une Europe de la Compliance lisible pour les entreprises, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Vimont, P., La place de la diplomatie dans l'avancée d'une Europe de la Compliance, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

April 5, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Marin, J.-C., Quels outils pour la construction du Droit de la Compliance en Europe ?, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Pour une Europe de la Compliancesérie Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2019.

 

 

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.

Feb. 13, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Jensen, S., Norvège : exemple d'un fonds souverain éthique, in Politique internationale, dossier spécial, Investissement responsable : l'essor, n°162, hiver 2018-2019, pp. 105-112.

Feb. 13, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence générale : Patrick Wajsman (dir.), Politique internationale, dossier spécial, Investissement responsable : l'essor, n°162, hiver 2018-2019, 119 p.

 

Consulter le sommaire de la Revue.

 

Consulter la présentation des entretiens suivants :

 

Boujnah, S., Places boursières : promouvoir un modèle européen.

Jensen, S., Norvège : exemple d'un fonds souverain éthique.

Ribera, T., Faciliter la transition écologique : ce que peut l'État.

 

Feb. 13, 2019

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Boujnah, S., Places boursières : promouvoir un modèle européen, in Politique internationale, dossier spécial, Investissement responsable : l'essor, n°162, hiver 2018-2019, pp. 89-94.

 

 

Jan. 8, 2019

Blog

La collection Droit & Economie sort son 33ième volume. 

Il est consacré à l'Europe, c'est-à-dire à l'amitié franco-allemande, puisqu'aujourd'hui c'est sur cette amitié-là que l'on peut croire encore à l'Europe.

Si l'on a une vision politique des espaces, alors c'est la notion d'amitié qui doit ressortir.

C'est autour d'elle que Bruno Le Maire a construit sa préface : lire la préface que le ministre de l'économie et des finances a fait à l'ouvrage. 

Jan. 2, 2019

Publications

This working paper has served as a basis for an article published in French in the collective publication Pour une Europe de la Compliance in the serie Regulation & Compliance.

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Compliance is often presented as a complex, technical, almost incomprehensible set, in that it consists only of empty and moving procedures, mechanical corpus about which the goal would be a question that would not arise.

The question of the purpose of these huge compliance devices might not even have to be asked. And this for two reasons.

Firstly it would only be a matter of following "processes", that is, mechanical and endless procedures. This conception of compliance is often called "kafkaes". Closer to closer, one thinks first of all of the book written by Kafka's The trial l and Welles' adaptation to the cinema in which the charcters are surrounded by walls that are narrowing around them, but it is rather to his novel In the penal colony that must be thought, that is to say to a procedural system of isolation which we do not understand the foundation, which makes it without foundation and without end but also which takes mainly the form of a machine in which the person is placed and which mechanically writes the Law on and under the skin of his back. This internalization of the rule in the body of the condemned - that the French legal system before the French Revolution associated only with "enormous crimes" - being the ordinary way of actual and ordinary application of the rules can correspond to a certain vision of the Compliance, detached from any purpose.

The question of the purpose of Compliance may also not have to arise for a second reason, almost the opposite: they would always be devices that are specific to particular sectors. Thus, the banking sector, the insurance sector, the drug sector, the agri-food sector, the telecommunications sector, the energy sector, etc. Then the opposite happens: too many goals! Since each of these sectors has specificities such that it includes purposes that are specific to each of them. For example continuity for energy, access information for telecommunications, control of systemic risk for banking and finance, protection and secret for private information, etc. Now, either these ends so diverse are indifferent to each other, or they can contradict each other. Therefore, to ask the question of the purpose of compliance mechanisms would be to move to the stitution of not even trying to understand "processes" to be exceeded by too many substantial purposes pursued at the same time and in contradictorily senses ... .

This is why the question of the purpose of the Compliance is not asked in a main way. Even less if it is superimposed with another goal that is the European construction ....

But on the contrary, if we confront this question of the aims of the Compliance Mechanisms by crossing it with another issue, older but also under construction, namely the question of Europe, it is possible to make an alliance of these two difficulties to transform them as an asset. That one can help the other. Indeed, both Europe and Compliance in their current states are two constructs with uncertain goals or behaviors most often only "reactive" (I). If we do not want to mobilize all our strength to limit our weakness, which leads rather to feed it, we can go draw on the unity of this Europe so diverse but which finds it unity in the protection of the human being by the very idea of ​​"person". However, Compliance Law can have the same unity, despite the diversity of sectors, and thus fill the meaning of these multiple procedures, providing the balance between information and secrets, circulation of data and conservation of that they concern, common and dialectic purpose that this Eurpean Compliance Law. in the process of being constituted can give the world an example in relying on the European tradition  (II)

Dec. 19, 2018

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Portalis aurait-il pu imaginer cela, tandis qu'il concevait son Discours préliminaire au Code civil ?

Tandis qu'au bout de la table de travail Napoléon écoutait les 6 jurisconsultes construire ce qui fût appelé la "Constitution civile" de la France, aurait-il pu imaginer cela ?

Une directive se prépare pour établir un "Code européen des communications électroniques". 

A lire ce texte, l'on ne retrouve rien de ce qui est si souvent décrit comme "l'art de la codification", ce qui distinguerait - au sens fort du terme - le Droit continental - des autres systèmes. 

Il convient donc de décrire ce que sera ce "Code européen des communications" (I) avant de se demander ce qu'il aurait pu être ...(II)

Nov. 28, 2018

Publications

Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., GPA : dire Oui ou dire Non, avec la collaboration de Christophe Hambura et Alexandre Köhler, préface d'Éliette Abécassis, Dalloz, novembre 2018, 161 p.

 

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Les situations juridiques de GPA et les différents droits applicables sont souvent présentés comme « complexes ». C'est faux. Il s'agit toujours d'une femme qui « consent » à porter un enfant pour le donner à la naissance à ceux qui ont commandé sa venue au monde. Face à ce fait simple, le Droit choisit soit d'instituer un lien de filiation entre la femme et l'enfant soit de l'instituer entre l'enfant et ceux qui l'ont désiré. Dans le premier cas, c'est la maternité qui fait la filiation, dans le second cas c'est le pur désir d'enfant. Dans le premier cas, les entreprises sont exclues car on ne peut vendre le lien de maternité, dans le second cas elles sont centrales car on paye pour concrétiser son désir d'enfant. Le choix est aujourd'hui ouvert. C'est un choix de société.                                                  
Les États-Unis et l'Europe sont souvent présentés comme ayant fait les mêmes choix. C'est faux. La Californie a fait le choix du désir d'enfant, servi par le consentement, l'argent et le contrat. L'Europe s'y refuse : pour protéger les êtres humains, lois et juges ne scindent pas le corps des femmes et des enfants de la notion de « personne ».
Comment et jusqu'à quand ?

 

Consulter la table des matières.

Lire l'introduction.

 

 

Lire le document de travail ayant servi de base à la partie  de l'ouvrage rédigée par Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, enrichie dans sa version numérique par des notes de bas de page, des références techniques et de liens hypertextes.

 

 

Nov. 6, 2018

Interviews

Référence complète :  Frison-Roche M.-A., « Je pense que l'Europe peut et doit se construire sur une vision humaniste de la compliance », entretien avec Olivia Dufour, in Les Petites Affiches,  n°222, novembre 2018, pp.4-7.

Cet entretien a été réalisé par Olivia Dufour, à la suite de deux conférences, la première réalisée au Collège de France sur la question de la convergence du Droit et de l'Economie dans la construction de l'Europe de la Compliance (4 octobre 2018), la seconde réalisée lors de la première journée des RegTechs de Paris (9 octobre 2018). 

 

Résumé par le Journal :

« L’entreprise ne gagne pas à transformer les salariés en charlots », estime le professeur Marie-Anne Frison-Roche qui développe une vision humaniste de la compliance dans laquelle l’être humain et le droit occupent une place centrale. Elle nous explique en quoi l’Europe a une carte à jouer sur le terrain international en s’appropriant cette vision et comment les compliancetechs peuvent y aider.

 

Lire l'entretien.

June 27, 2018

Publications

Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le Juge, le Régulateur et le Droit, in L'ENA hors les murs, Le droit et la justice aujourd'hui. Et demain ?, n°481, 2018, pp.72-73.

 

Résumé. Du Juge, du Régulateur et du Droit, c'est plutôt le "Régulateur" qui vient en premier, mais cette prééminence vint parfois sur ordre du juge plutôt que sur décision autonome de l'État, même s'il s'avère que c'est toujours, voire avant tout, pour fonder une relation de confiance qu'un Régulateur est établi (I). Institué, le Régulateur doit se comporter dans ses pouvoirs ex post comme un Juge (II). Lorsque le Régulateur est en contact avec les juges,  rapport obligé puisque que le Régulateur est soumis au Droit, l'entente est plus ou moins cordiale (III) et c'est la tension des relations entre Droit et Économie qui transparaît alors. Mais l'Europe est l'espace où les conciliations se font plus aisément, notamment grâce à la puissance et l'autorité de ses Juges, comme le montre l'Union bancaire (IV). La mondialisation ayant rebattu la carte des puissances et des dangers, les prétentions du Droit sont aujourd'hui internalisées dans les entreprises mêmes : le Droit de la Régulation se transforme en Droit de la Compliance, par lequel l'"entreprise cruciale" devient une structure qui juge et applique , y compris à elle-même, des normes mondiales pour atteindre des "buts monumentaux" exprimés par les États (V). En cela la "lutte pour le Droit" pourrait se faire dans un nouveau jeu entre les entreprises, les Juges et les Régulateurs.

 

Lire l'article.

 

Cet article  s'appuie sur un document de travail.

Celui est doté de notes de bas de pages, de références techniques et de liens hypertextes.

Il est accessible en langue française par le lien suivant : Le Juge, le Régulateur et le Droit.

Il est accessible en langue anglaise par le lien suivant : The Judge, the Regulator and the Law.

 

Consulter la présentation générale et le sommaire de la publication collective dans laquelle l'article est publié.

June 27, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Oberdorff, H., Vers un statut européen du lanceur d'alerte ?, in  Mélanges en l'honneur de Frédéric Sudre, Les droits de l'homme à la croisée des droits, LexisNexis, 2018, pp. 513-524.

 

 

Lire une présentation générale de l'ouvrage.

 

 

 

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

 

May 22, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Lenoir, N., Les lanceurs d'alerte, une idée neuve en Europe, 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. 103-118.

 

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.

April 27, 2018

Publications

Complete reference : Frison-Roche, M.-A., The Judge, the Regulator and the Law, 2018, http://mafr.fr/en/article/le-juge-le-regulateur-et-le-droit-in-la-justice-de//

In its French version, this working paper serves as a basis for an article published in the journal L'ENA hors les murs, whose the general topic is Le Droit et la Justice (Law and Justice).

 

Summary. Between Judge, Regulator and Law, it is rather the "Regulator" who comes first, but this pre-eminence sometimes came at the judge's order rather than at the autonomous decision of the State, even if it turns out that is always, and maybe first of all, to establish a relationship of trust that a Regulator is established (I). Instituted, the Regulator must behave in his ex post powers as a Judge (II). When the Regulator is in contact with the judges, obligatory link since the Regulator is subject to the Law, the agreement is more or less cordial (III) and it is the tension of the relations between Law and Economy which then transpires. But Europe is the space where conciliation can be made more easily, notably thanks to the power and authority of its Judges, as shown by Banking Union (IV). As Globalization has rekindled the map of powers and dangers, the purposes of the Law are today internalized in the companies themselves: the Law of Regulation is transformed into the Law of Compliance, by which the "crucial enterprise" becomes a structure which judges and applies, even to itself, global norms to achieve "monumental goals" expressed by States (V). In this sense, the "Struggle for  Law" could be done in a new game between the companies, the Judges and the Regulators.