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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre 2014 DJCE Corporate Law Students of the Year Team Awards

22/05/2014

The winners of the CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre DJCE Corporate Law Students of the Year Team Awards are: Simon Dereix (University of Toulouse), Claire Feat (University of Caen) and Erdogan Kurban (University of Strasbourg). Each one of them received a cheque for €2,000 and an offer of an internship at the firm.

On 19 May 2014, seven DJCE directors travelled to CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre for the 4th annual presentation of this award: Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Director, DJCE of Caen, Marie Caffin-Moi and Bruno Silhol, Co-Directors, DJCE of Cergy, Caroline Houin-Bressand, Director, DJCE of Nancy, François Barrière, representing the FNDE and President of the ANDJCE of Paris II, Louis d'Avout, Co-Director of the DJCE of Paris II and Julien Théron, Co-Director of the DJCE of Toulouse.

The CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre DJCE Corporate Law Students of the Year Team Awards recognise the abilities of three students from the 11 DJCE programmes in France to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Twelve students selected for their motivation were organised into four teams working on the same case study, interacting with lawyers from the firm, each team defending its proposals before an internal panel headed by Daniel Gutmann, Partner for Taxation, member of the firm's tax doctrine team and Lecturer at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. The panel also included Philippe Grousset, Partner for Taxation, Christophe Blondeau, Partner for Corporate and Damien Decolasse, Partner for Employment and Pensions. The goal of this award is to put the students in situations that prepare them for their future profession.

About France's DJCE corporate law diploma:

The Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise (DJCE) is a diploma for corporate lawyers created in 1966. Since 1971, the course has been offered at specialist universities by the F.N.D.E. (Fédération Nationale pour le Droit de l'Entreprise, previously named Fondation Nationale pour le Droit de l'Entreprise). The curriculum was developed by legal professionals and academics, who worked closely together to strike a good balance between practical training and research in the area of corporate law.

University founders:

  • Corporate Law Centre of Montpellier University's Faculty of Law
  • Business Law Centre of Aix-en-Provence University's Faculty of Law
  • Business Law Centre of Rennes University's Faculty of Law

Professional founders:

  • Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise (A.F.J.E.)
  • Association Nationale des Juristes de Banque
  • Association Nationale des Juristes exerçant en groupe ou en société

Partnership agreement signed on 29 September 1986 with:

  • Bureau d’Etudes Francis Lefebvre (since renamed CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre)
  • Jacques Barthélémy law firm
  • Coopers & Lybrand law firm (since renamed Landwell & Associés)
  • Fidal law firm


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