The master 2 LL.M in International and European Business Law is taught exclusively in English by UJM professors as well as visiting professors and practitioners from France, Europe and further afield.

Professors from Jean Moulin Lyon 3:


Pr. Lukasz Stankiewicz, co-director of the LL.M

Prof Lukasz Stankiewicz is a Full Professor of Law at the  Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, where he teaches tax law and public finance. He holds a Ph.D. in International Taxation from the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University as well as degrees and certificates in French law (Lyon 3 and Poitiers Universities), Polish law (Warsaw University) and English law (Cambridge University). He has given conference presentations and authored numerous articles in tax law and public finance both in French and in English. Member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors, he also taught at Brooklyn Law School (USA), at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP, Brazil) and at Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University (France).

Pr. Pascal Kamina, co-director of the LL.M

Pascal Kamina is Professor of Law at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, where he mainly teaches intellectual property, media law and digitial law.  He studied Law at the University of Poitiers, France, where he obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in French law, and at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he obtained an L.L.M and a PhD in Law. He is the authors of several books on  IP and media law, and of numerous articles on these matters. He is codirector of the L.L.M in International and European Business Law since 2023. He is also director of the Centre Paul Roubier (IP Law research and training center) and of the Master 2 in Cinema Law of Lyon 3, and course tutor in the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in EU, UK & US Copyright Law, King’s College, London. He is also a practicing attorney at the Paris bar.

Pr. Mathieu Cardon

Mathieu Cardon is associate Professor of Public Law, and specializes in Competition Law, International trade law and EU Law. He is Director of the Diploma in US Law at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University.



Pr. Georges Cavalier

Georges Cavalier is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Lyon, France, Director of the Lyon Master Program in Financial and Tax Engineering delocalized in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) , co-Director of the Lyon Tax LL.M program, and Academic Director for International Programs (North America). He holds two PhDs in law, delivered by the University Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 and the Radboud University of Nimegue (the Netherlands). He also holds a LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.) and a Master in Business Law and Taxation (DESS/Magistère/DJCE) from the University of Lyon. Although Georges’ current main interest is business law, particularly taxation, he has always been active in other business law fields when characterized by a European/international or comparative elements.  In particular, his research has focused on various aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions that he teaches in the Lyon LL.M program and in the Lyon Business School (IAE) forming future auditors (experts-comptables). Georges is the co-author (in the French and English languages) of Economic Analysis of M&A Law (Recueil Dalloz Paris, 2010 and Journal of Civil Law Studies USA, 2009), and a member of the team drafting the Doing Business reports (The World Bank Group).  He directed a collective research with the European Law Institute project (University of Vienna) for proposals submitted to the European Parliament.

Pr. Christine Ferrari-Breeur

Christine Ferrari-Breeur is specialized in European Union (EU) law as well as in Administrative Law of Property and Comparative Law. She worked at the European Commission as a government expert specializing in higher education issues (recognition of diplomas, free movement of teachers and students). Author of many articles on these issues, she has worked on the impact of EU law on the French civil service. Her work in Administrative Property Law focuses on the Law of Movable Cultural Property, including issues relating to national, comparative or European law. She is Director of the Institut Droit Art Culture (IDAC) since 2012 and Head of the Master 2 Law and Taxation of the Art Market. She is also Professore has contractto the Department of Jurisprudence – University of Turin (Italy) and Head of the Italian Law University Diploma at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University since 2003.

Pr. François Lichère

François Lichère is a Professor of public law at the University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Director of the Chair on public contracts law. Professor Lichère has published many books and articles, mainly in the field of public contracts law but also in public law in relation to business and in administrative law, in French and English. He is notably co-editor with Steen Treumer of the book Enforcement of EU public procurement rules (Djof publishing, 2011) and co-editor with Duncan Fairgrieve of the book Public Procurement Law: Damages as an effective remedy (Hart Publishing, 2011). He is founder and co-author of the Encyclopédie du droit de la commande publique (Editions EFE), co-author of the Droit des contrats administratifs (LGDJ, 11th edition, 2019 with Laurent Richer). Professor Lichère developped numerous international collaborations with several academics in almost all EU countries, and in the UK, the USA and Brazil. He is member of several international networks, notably the European Public Procurement Law Group (which gathers academics interested in this field) and the European Legal dialogue group (which gathers European judges and a few academics for an annual seminar on public law). He is also a member of the experts’ group on public procurement established by the French Ministry of Economy to advise it on various issues.

Pr. Paschalis Paschalidis

Paschalis Paschalidis is Associate Professor of Law at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, and a member of the Luxembourg Bar and the Thessaloniki Bar. He holds a Magister Juris (MJur) in Law from the University of Oxford as well as a Master and Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law from the University of Oxford. He served as référendaire for First Advocate General Melchior Wathelet at the Court of Justice of the European Union, a senior associate in the international arbitration practice of a major US law firm and counsel in a major European law firm specialised in international dispute resolution.

Pr. Ludovic Pailler

Ludovic Pailler is Full Professor of Law at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University where he mainly teaches Private International Law and Fundamental Rights Law and Digital Law. He also teaches in various foreign universities (Ain Shams in Egypt, UFAR in Armenia, USAL in Argentina, USPI in Brasil, University of Bucarest in Romania). He studied Law in Limoges University where he obtained his PhD. He has given conferences and authored many articles, especially in European Union Private International Law and Data Protection Law. He is also Vice-dean in charge of undergraduate students and head of the Legal Clinic of the Jean Moulin Lyon III University


Visiting professors and practitioners:


Pr. Riccardo De Caria (Università di Torino, Italia)

Riccardo de Caria is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Turin. His research interests and teaching engagements cover the regulation of the new technologies, with a particular focus on blockchain and smart contracts, business law, the legal risk of startups, and comparative constitutional law, especially with regard to economic rights and lobbying regulation. He is also a member of the Italian bar and an occasional op-ed contributor on Italian national newspapers and think-tank publications. He is co-chair of the Italian hub of the European Law Institute.

Pr. Youseph Farah (University of Essex, UK)

Dr Youseph Farah is Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of East Anglia. He previously taught at the University of Essex. Dr Farah’s research interests focus on international sale contracts, common law, investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and international commercial litigation. He is the programme director for the UEA Law School LLM (Master of Laws). He is also the module co-ordinator for International Commercial Litigation and The Willem c Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Module.

Pr. Katrin Deckert (University of Paris Nanterre, France)

Katrin Deckert is Associate Professor at Paris Nanterre University, and former Deputy Secretary-General of the International Academy of Comparative Law. She studied law in different universities in France and Germany. Since 2009, she holds a PhD in German, French and European corporate and securities law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and the University of Hamburg (Germany). She was Research Fellow at Pantheon-Sorbonne University (2001-2004), research and teaching assistant at Panthéon-Assas University in Paris (2004-2006), Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (2007-2009), Lecturer in German Law at Paris-Est Créteil University (2008-2010), and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (2010-2011). She teaches and researches in German, French and European civil, corporate and capital markets law as well as in comparative law.

Gates_EncadréDr. Nicol Gates (Solicitor in England and Wales and Legal Adviser)

Dr Nicol Gates graduated from the University in English and German Laws before obtaining a doctorate in law from the Julius Maximilians Universtaet Wuerzburg, for which she was awarded a full DAAD scholarship.  She started her career as an intern at the United Nations, after which she returned to the UK to complete her professional legal training in Oxford and as an in-house lawyer at the Port of Liverpool.  Whilst working at the Port she focused on energy and offshore developments, which lead her to her posting in the Netherlands as in-house counsel at the Anglo-Dutch BritNed Electricity Interconnector, during the set-up and construction phase.  As part of the team instrumental in achieving the on-time, on-budget completion of the BritNed project, a particular career highlight was witnessing the first ever flow of electricity between the UK and the Netherlands from the BritNed control room at midnight on 31st March 2011.   As BritNed entered into commercial operation, Nicol moved to the national electricity grid operator of The Netherlands and Germany,  TenneT, to provide legal support to several North Sea offshore wind connection projects as part of Germany’s “Energy Turnaround”.  In addition to her work as a practising lawyer, Nicol lectures Environmental and Energy Law on the International LLM programme at the Jean Moulin University of Lyon, where she also mentors several students.  She is a Knight of London’s Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

Mr. Yaron Gottlieb (Interpol, France)

Yaron Gottlieb works as an Assistant-Director at INTERPOL – the International Criminal Police Organization. He holds a Phd. from the University of Amsterdam, an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and an LL.B. (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the New York and Israeli Bars. He has been teaching as a Visiting Professor at the Lyon III University since 2008. His course on protection of cultural property under international law examines a myriad of contemporary questions such as the application of the doctrines of state sovereignty, military necessity, and economic development in this unique field of study. Through discussion of real-life examples such as the the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan; the attack on the town of Dubrovnik, and the lootings of artifacts in Iraq and Syria, the course also cuts across a number of disciplines within international law and enables the students to follow the developments of modern international law, analyze its shortcomings, and delve into the latest jurisprudence of international tribunals.

Pr. Roland Ismer (Friedrich Alexander University, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Roland Ismer is Professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, and holds a Chair of Taxation and Public Law . He studied law and economics at the universities of Constance, Geneva, and Munich and at the London School of Economics, UK. After completing his legal training in Munich and a doctoral degree on tax law, he worked for a large US law firm as a lawyer and, from 2006, a tax advisor. From 2006 to 2009, he was a research fellow at LMU Munich, where he completed his habilitation on ‘Combating climate change as a legal problem’ in 2009. Professor Ismer has been Chair of Taxation and Public Law since 2009. His main research topics are German and international tax law, legal issues relating to climate change, and the economic analysis of public law.

Ms Panagiota Katsorchi (European Court of Justice, Luxembourg)

Penny Katsorchi is a Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the EU for Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston. She has previously worked at the DG Library, research and documentation of the Court of Justice of the EU and as a Référendaire at the General Court of the EU for Judge Soldevila Fragoso. She practiced as a lawyer until 2005. She is teaching European Law and Private Law at Lyon 3 University since 2006 and at the University of Luxembourg since 2014. She has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Szeged (2009). Her main research interests are Competition Law, Internal Market and EU External Relations and she has several publications in those fields.

Pr. Bernahrd A Koch (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Bernhard A Koch is Professor of civil law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He studied law in Innsbruck (Mag iur 1989), Tübingen (Germany, Dr iur summa cum laude 1992), and Michigan (USA, LLM 1993). He is currently the Dean of Studies of the Innsbruck Law Faculty. From 2004 to 2010, Bernhard A Koch was also the Vice-Director of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Tort Law (ETL). He is inter alia a member of the European Group on Tort Law and of the EU Expert Group on Liability for New Technologies and serves as the academic director of the University of Innsbruck Medical Law Programme. Professor Koch’s main fields of research are tort, contract, real property and family law as well as conflicts of laws.

Pr. Vilaysoun Loungnarath (Ador & associates, Geneva)

Me Vilaysoun Loungnarath is a partner of the Geneva law firm Avocats Ador & Associés where he practices mainly in the fields of international trade law, commercial arbitration and private international law. Member of the l’Ordre des avocats de Genève, he is admitted to the Quebec Bar (1990) and the New York Bar (1993). From 2001 to 2011, Me Loungnarath served with the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in its Geneva headquarters. As a chief lawyer and senior official, he advised the Appellate Body in cases brought for appellate review within the WTO dispute settlement system. In this capacity, he has worked on a broad range of international economic law subjects. In the WTO, Me Loungnarath was also extensively involved in technical assistance, designing and delivering courses, seminars or projects to the benefit of developing countries. Before joining the WTO, Me Loungnarath held a professorship at Université de Montréal Law School where he taught and researched in international economic law and business law. Holding an engineering degree from Université de Montréal (Ecole Polytechnique) and a law degree from McGill University, Me Loungnarath earned a MBA degree at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and pursued post‑graduate legal studies in the United States, at the University of California at Berkeley. Me Loungnarath has published numerous specialized articles on WTO law, NAFTA, international economic law, the impact of international trade law on the Canadian constitutional system as well as business law and securities regulation. Me Loungnarath is a member of the Société de législation comparée and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

Dr. Peter Mezei (University of Szeged, Hungary)

Dr. Péter Mezei is a full-time faculty member of the Szeged Law School, an adjunct professor (dosentti) of the University of Turku and Lecturer in Law of the University of Toledo College of Law. He has a focus on international, European, comparative and digital copyright law both in his educational and research activity. He has delivered almost 40 English language lectures at universities in Finland, France, the United States, Germany and Russia. He has held over 80 conference presentations in Hungary, Germany, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, France, Poland and Indonesia. He is Besides his academic career he is working as a legal advisor specialized in the field of copyright law. His clients include book publishing companies, recording companies and private people. He is a member of the Hungarian Copyright Expert Board.

Pr. Francisco Pereira Coutinho (Nova School of Law, Portugal) 

Francisco Pereira is a Professor at the NOVA School of Law. His research ares include European Constitutional Law, International Public Law and Data Protection. He was Vice-dean of NOVA School of Law (2018-2021), president of Jurisnova (2015-2022), professor at the High Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon (2010-2015) and at the Law Department of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (2009-2012), and legal advisor at the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2011) and at the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (2003-2004). He is a Member of CEDIS – Centre for R&D on Law and Society, of the Portuguese Society of International Law and of the Portuguese Association of European Law. He coordinates the Observatories of Data Protection and the Portuguese Legislation, as well as the Compliance Lab and SPARC.

Pr. Alexander Peukert (University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Alexander Peukert is professor of civil law and commercial law with a specific focus on international intellectual property law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”. He studied law and obtained his Dr. iur. (s.c.l.) at the University of Freiburg (1993-1999). After his second state examination (2001), he practiced law in a Berlin law firm specializing in copyright and media law. From 2002 to 2009, he was senior research fellow and head of the U.S. department at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich. In 2008, he was awarded the qualification of university lecturer (Habilitation) by Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. He teaches international IP law at the universities of Strasbourg (Intellectual Property Law and Management), Lyon III (LL.M. International and European Business Law), and Alicante (LL.M. IP). His main research interest is in intellectual property and unfair competition law.

Pr. Jean-Sébastien Quéguiner (Université Rennes 1, France)

Jean-Sébastien Quéguiner is a Full Professor at the Université Rennes 1, where he teaches Private International Law (M1), International Insolvency Proceedings (M2), International Mergers and Acquisitions (M2), International Matrimonial Property and Successions (M2), and Law of Obligations (L3). He studied Comparative Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury (U.K.) (LL.B) and at the Jean Moulin University (M2). During his PhD in Private International Law at the Jean Moulin University, he was granted a Scholarship from the “Improving Human Research Potential” program – “Uniform Terminology for European Private Law” at the University of Turin (Italy), before he was invited as a Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown Law Center (Washington DC). He was Teaching Assistant at the Jean Moulin University from 2005 to 2013. His main area of expertise is Private International Law.

Pr. Toshiko Takenaka (University of Washington, Seattle – USA)

Professor Takenaka is a Washington Research Foundation Simpson Professor of Law, where she teaches Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Innovations in Science and Technology. She is the Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP). Professor Takenaka received her LL.M. in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Comparative Law in 1992 from the UW School of Law. She was a visiting scholar with the Max Planck Institute for Domestic and International Intellectual Property in Munich, Germany, and a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. She has extensively published in the field of comparative patent law and is a frequent speaker for academic and professional seminars focusing on patent law. She is on the board of editors for Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Professor Takenaka serves on the Vision Committee of Intellectual Property Headquarters in Japan’s Cabinet and Intellectual Property Committee under the Industrial Structure Council in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, advising the Japanese government on the development of IP policies.

Mr Georges Vallindas (European Court of Justice, Luxembourg)

Georges Vallindas is Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Following a Stage with the President of the Court, he worked from 2008 to 2013 for Judge Soldevila Fragoso at the EU General Court before joining Judge Prof. Rodin at the Court of Justice in September 2013. His PhD, “The Rationality of EU Merger Control”, was published by Bruylant (Brussels, 2009) and has received the “Best PhD in European law Award” from the Aix en Provence Faculty of Law (Aix-Marseille University). After the Maîtrise de droit international et européen, he earned at the end of his LLM in EU Law a French government Teaching and Research Fellowship and became an active member of the CERIC (Aix en Provence Centre for Studies and Research in International and European Law). He was teaching for many years at the Law Faculty, where he also successfully coached the Aix en Provence “European law Moot Court” Team. Since 2009, he joined the ELMC Society Board, before being elected President in April 2013.

Pr. Jane A Winn (University of Washington, USA)

Professor Winn is a Professor at the University of Washington, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy, and a Fulbright Scholar. She is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law as well as regulatory governance issues arising from technology innovation in global markets. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law and governance developments in the United States, the European Union, India, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce.


Scientific committee:


Moreteau_EncadréPr. Olivier Moréteau (Louisiana State University, USA)

Professor Olivier Moréteau joined the Louisiana State University Law Center (Baton Rouge) in 2005, when he was named the first holder of the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair. He is the Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, and the Assistant  Dean for International Programs.
Professor Moréteau is the former Director of the Édouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, where he was an Assistant Professor (1982-90), Associate Professor (1990-98) and then Full Professor (Professeur agrégé). He also served as Director and Vice President for international relations at this university (1993-99). He earned his Ph.D. summa cum laude at the Université Jean Moulin, 1990, after research conducted in Cambridge with a British Council scholarship. He has been visiting professor at the University of Minnesota (1992), Boston University (1993-97, 1999-00, 2002-04), the University of Melbourne (2002, 2004), the University of Luxembourg (2014, 2015), Université Jean Moulin (2012-) and Université de Nantes (2013, 2015).
Professor Moréteau has authored and edited books in French and in English, and written over a hundred articles, chapters, notes, and reviews in various languages, published in international periodicals or books, on the civil law, common law, comparative law, law and languages, legal translation, tort law, the law of obligations, codification, and legal education. A fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and once a member of the Louisiana Bar Equivalency Panel, he holds memberships in the International Academy of Comparative Law, the European Group on Tort Law, the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, the Société de Législation comparée, the American Law Institute, the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, the European Society of Comparative Legal History, and is the president of Juris Diversitas.

Pr. Edouard Treppoz (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France)

Professor Edouard Treppoz is Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon/ Sorbonne. He is the former Director of the LL.M in International and European Business Law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, where he was Professor up to 2020. His main areas of expertise are copyright law and the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws. He has been appointed as a member of the International Law Association’s Committee, dedicated to intellectual property and private international law. In 2014, he was a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School where he taught international copyright law. He is director of the the Master 2 D2A in Economic Law and Audiovisual Management at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon/Sorbonne.