Oct. 15, 2020

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

  • General reference : Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Les outils  de la Compliance, série "Régulations & Compliance", Journal of Regulation & Compliance (JoRC) et Dalloz, 2020, to be published.

In parallel, a book in english Compliance Tools, is published in the same collection. 

This book follows a cycle of conferences organized by the Journal of Regulation & Compliance and by its partner universities



This volume is the continuation of the books dedicated to Compliance in this collection.

Read the other books of the collection about Compliance:


Read the other titles of the collection.



General presentation of the book

The political dimension of Compliance Law lies in the goals it aims to achieve. To achieve them, the concern for these goals are internalized in "crucial operators", who will or not have to structure themselves and act to achieve "monumental goals" set by public authorities. These control the Ex Ante reorganization that this implies for these companies and sanction Ex Post the possible inadequacy of the companies. These therefore become transparent and show the Compliance tools effectively deployed to effectively achieve these goals.

These appear to be very diverse but their substantial unity (subject which will be the subject of a forthcoming book) makes it possible to study the tools put in place from a unique perspective, by not isolating them in a particular branch of Law, Criminal Law or International Law for example, but by measuring what is common to them, in particular anticipation, trust, commitment, responsibility. If the Compliance tools vary, it is rather not only according to the sectors, finance and banking appearing then as the advanced point of the general Compliance Law, for example in environmental matter, but also according to the countries and the banks. cultures. It is in fact about them that legal cultures seem to oppose.

The book aims to understand these "tools" by going beyond the description of each instrument, for which we already have a great many monographs, to analyze them through the issues of risks, required expertise, training, claims, sovereignty, incentive to act and mechanical aptitude of technologies. It is through these themes that are analyzed by the authors, experts in the field, compliance programs, whistleblowing, mapping, sanctions, extraterritoriality, etc.



Read the summary of the book


Read the foreword summarizing all the articles of the book. 

Read the presentations of the articles of the book :























June 18, 2019

Organization of scientific events

As the previous cycles devoted to the general theme of Compliance and aiming to build a "Compliance Law", having the same vocation to be published in the series Regulation & Compliance, co-published by the Journal of Regulation & Compliance (JoRC) and the Editions Dalloz, this cycle takes a particular aspect of this branch of the Law being built and developed, which was applied even before being conceived. Since pragmatism preceded or even prevailed, the theme chosen this year is: Les outils de la Compliance (Compliance Tools).

These conferences will be in French

These tools are very diverse, not only among themselves but according to the sectors in which they are deployed or according to the geographical areas in which they are applied. It is necessary to apprehend them by going beyond the description of the instrument literally shown, as the texts or the promoters show it, without immediately going up to too large  generalities. For this reason, some conferences will focus on specific, well-identified mechanisms, such as risk mapping or alert. They may also consider how Compliance Law uses more general tools to achieve its goals, such as lawsuits, incentives or new technologies. This will make it possible to problematize more clearly perceptible difficulties in Compliance  Law, such as the adequacy or inadequacy of the constraint in relation to the aims, the consideration or not of the legal and political geography, the articulation or not of the tools between them.

These various conferences will take place in several places, according to the part taken by the different university structures that this year contribute to the Journal of Regulation & Compliance (JoRC) for the realization of the cycle. The result will be two books, one in French: Les outils de la Compliance, the other in English: Compliance Tools.


This cycle of conferences about Compliance tools will begin in November 2019 and will last until June 2020.




Le Journal of Regulation & Compliance (JoRC) works with : 




This cycle of conferences is supported by :

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 21, 2009


Référence complète : FRISON-ROCHE, Marie-Anne, Le droit est-il un outil ou un obstacle à la régulation des infrastructures essentielles ? in Economie et droit de la régulation des infrastructures. Perspectives des pays en voie de développement, Banque Mondiale / Chaire régulation, coll. Droit et Economie, LGDJ, Paris, 2008, p. 37-49.

La Banque mondiale a montré que le développement économique des pays est lié à son développement juridique. Cela est aussi vrai pour les réseaux d'infrastructures, qui ne dépendent pas seulement des politiques publiques, mais encore du droit car il s'agit de biens essentiels pour lesquels il faut avoir un droit d'accès. Mais les pays en voie de développement souffrent d'une immaturité juridictionnelle car ils ne disposent pas d'une organisation juridictionnelle fiable et impartiale, alors que le droit a besoin d'un juge. On peut songer à deux pistes de solution : soit un tribunal internalisé dans le régulateur, sur le modèle de l'OMC, soit des pouvoirs et des taches de régulation confiées aux gestionnaires de réseau en ce qu'ils sont des "opérateurs cruciaux".

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