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Appointment of Professor Bruno Dondero to head the Legal Intelligence Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats announces that on 5 March 2018 Professor Bruno Dondero will join the firm's Legal Intelligence Department, currently headed by Professor Alain Couret. Bruno Dondero will take over from him following a transition period.


Bruno Dondero, 45, a doctor of law and professor of law, lectures at Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is co-director of the Sorbonne-Affairs-Finance department of the Sorbonne Legal Research Institute (IRJS). He was previously a member of the scientific board at the Gide law firm and regularly advises companies.

A specialist in business and corporate law, Bruno Dondero is a pioneer in the use of new technologies in legal practice and teaching. The author of “Droit 2.0”, he has created MOOCs1 dedicated to corporate law and the reform of contract law through which more than 36,000 people have obtained training in the last four years.

Pierre-Sébastien Thill, Chairman of the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Board of Directors, comments:

“We are delighted to announce the arrival of Bruno Dondero in our Legal Intelligence Department, which until now has been successfully headed by Alain Couret. The arrival of Professor Bruno Dondero is a major event, emphasising the importance of our intelligence teams, whose activity is a powerful catalyst for creativity and innovation for the benefit of our associates and our clients. More than 30 very high level professionals are exclusively dedicated to this activity for tax, legal and employment matters, which is exceptional in the profession”.

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Legal Intelligence covers the fields of corporate law, banking and financial law, competition law, commercial law and civil law.

1 MOOC: Massive Open Online Course