International Summer Courses – June 30th 2014 to July 18th 2014

A brand new summer course, delivered by Sorbonne Assas International Law School, has been created to introduce master level or LLB or professionals to International Finance legal aspects.

This unique 3 week courses will allow students or professionals from all over the world to understand various practices related to the International financing corporate structures, financial structures, commitment papers, and tax law with a legal practitioner’s perspectives.

The Sorbonne Assas International Law School Singapore campus is located in INSEAD Business School campus, easy access, and relaxed environment. The summer program is also an opportunity to discover the city of Singapore.



The courses offered by the program include:

  1. Corporate Structures: in different countries in Asia
  2. Corporate Structure and MandA: you will compare the pro and cons of setting up a wholly-owned enterprise, a joint venture, a representative office and/or branch across the various jurisdictions in the region using different case studies.
  3. International Structured Finance and Derivatives: in the manufacturing and production, especially in the infrastructure sector. This course will allow the attendee to examine various practices related to structuring, documentation and execution of structured finance and derivatives transactions.
  4. International finance introduction and commitment papers.
    • Credit agreement workshop
    • Subordination; Subordinated Debt
    • Inter creditor and other issues
  5. International Tax law: general overview of corporate taxes, double tax treaties and free trade agreement in the ASEAN region.


Caroline Bérubé

Caroline Bérubé

HJM Asia Law - Managing Partner

Caroline has been working in Asia for 18 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the field of commercial law, intellectual property, human resources and M&A in the Asia Pacific region.

She is highly regarded for her legal expertise in setting up legal and tax corporate structures in Asia and navigating the challenges related to investment in Asia.

Mohamed Dafir

Mohamed Dafir

Volguard - Managing director

Dafir has been consulting for private financial institutions as well as governmental and supranational organizations in Asia. He has over 13 years of experience in Financial Markets and Research & Development.

He was Regional Head of Commodity Structuring at Standard Chartered Bank.

Post Graduate Research Degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and an MBA from INSEAD.

Tim Fourteau

Tim Fourteau

Latham & Watkins – Associate

Tim?s practice covers a variety of transactional matters including project development and finance transactions, bank and acquisition financings and private equity transactions.

Tim has experience representing lenders, underwriters, sponsors, developers and private equity investors in connection with a wide variety of international projects.

Prior to joining Latham in early 2011, Tim practiced in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.


This course deals mainly with practical case studies and certain key subjects.


Participants are required to have reasonable good level of speaking English as the program will be conducted in English.


The school will be issued a certificate in International Finance Law at the end of the summer program for all the participants.


We will organize a visit of Singapore; we will take you on Singapore City Gallery where you will discover the story of the nation’s planning efforts, physical transformation – past, present and future.
A visit of one of the international organizations based in Singapore, or any institution, bank, law firm, or corporation to give you a much better understanding of Singapore and the Supreme Court of Singapore.


Registration is open for ever yone with master level or LLB, executives or legal practioners.
Summers courses schedule:
June 30, 2014 (Monda y) to July 18, 2014 (Friday)

Program fees: including: courses, documentation for courses and case studies, participation to incentive events.

  • Option 1: 2 500 Euros without housing
  • Option 2: 3 200 Euros with housing (19 nights in twin rooms or 2 bedrooms apartment)

Does not include: airfare & travel expenses in and outside Singapore, return tickets from field trip destinations, insurance, meals and other living expenses

More information and application:


Report and photo gallery – APAEI 2014, Seoul 17-20 March

From 17-20 March 2014 Sorbonne Assas – International Law School was present at The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition, one of the most distinguished forums in Asia for bringing together policy makers, university directors and deans from around the world (


Meeting with Franco Antonio Osuna G.| Senior Adviser in Internationalization University of Panamericana Campus Guadalajara MEXICO and Stéphane Braconnier the Dean of Sorbonne Assas International Law School

Meeting with Jane Wu Director International Education office FU Jen Catholic University – Taiwan and Stéphane Braconnier Dean of Sorbonne Assas International Law School, and Rania Soppelsa Regional Manager

Meeting with Professor Isabelle Zulauf-Poli Head International Cooperation Department International Business and Michael Farley Head of International Relations of ZHAW-School of Management and Law РSwitzerland and St̩phane Braconnier Dean of Sorbonne Assas International Law School

Meeting with University of Hawai – Joanne Taira and Stéphane Braconnier the Dean of Sorbonne Assas International Law School


March 14th, 2014 – Guest speakers session – photo gallery

On march 14th, we were honoured to have five guest speakers join us for a lively discussion and a presentation about their activities.

Thanks once again to our five guest speakers for having come this day.

Have a look to our new Facebook page where you will find pictures from this special event:

Our five guest speakers

Morning Session

Priscille Gremaud
Attorney at Law at DS Avocats Singapore
Law Firm: DS Avocats Singapore –

George Hwang
Founder/Director at George Hwang LL.C
Law Firm: George Hwang LL.C –

Afternoon Session

Caroline Bérubé
Managing Partner at HJM Asia Law
Law Firm: HJM Asia Law & Co LLC –

Marine Hardy
Regional Legal & Insurance Counsel
Regional Legal and Insurance Counsel at SDV Asia-Pacific Corporate
Company: SDV (Groupe Bolloré) –

Mathilde de Braquilanges
Associate at Luther Law Firm
Law Firm: Luther Law Firm –

Paris Campus ” Welcome Day 2014 ” photo gallery

Have a look to our new Facebook page where your will find pictures from the special event: “Paris Campus – Welcome Day for the 2014 class”.

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Singapore Campus – Welcome Day 2014 – photo gallery

Have a look to our new Facebook page where your will find pictures from the special event: “Singapore Campus – Welcome Day for the 2014 class”.

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