March 12th to March 29th

The Sorbonne-Assas International Law School Short Program is a 3-week academic program, giving
the students an in-depth and concrete knowledge of international business transactions law.

TThis program allows students to get familiar with International Business Law major topics and acquire a theoretical and practical understanding through lectures, case studies, group work and other exercises.

The Sorbonne-Assas International Law School Singapore campus is located in the INSEAD Business School campus, easy access andrelaxed environment.

The Winter Short Program is also an opportunity to discover the city of Singapore.


Simo M. Dafir

Simo M. Dafir

Managing Director, Volguard

Mr Dafir is Managing Director of Volguard, a financial consulting firm specializing in Capital Markets, Wealth Management and Derivatives. Over 15 years of experience including senior positions at several major international banks in Hong Kong and Singapore.

He was the Regional Head of Commodity Structuring at Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Commodity Exotics and Hybrids at Merrill Lynch Asia, and Trader of Credit Derivatives at Credit Suisse. He has been a visiting professor at leading universities in Europe and Asia and an expert witness for financial markets litigations.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Post Graduate Research Degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, an MSc in Automation from ENSEEIHT and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

Thierry Bonneau

Thierry Bonneau

Professor of Private Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University

He is responsible for the mission quality assessment and takes part in several degree programs for foreign students.

He teaches Banking Law, Financial market Law, Banking and Financial European and international regulation. Considered as an expert in these fields, he is the author of several books and numerous articles on these subjects. He is a columnist for several law journals.
Panel member in several French and English law magazines and encyclopedia, he is codirector
of one of them (Revue de droit bancaire et financier) and a board member of European Society for banking law and financial Law. He also gives lectures in several countries and serves as a consultant for large international law firms, domestic or foreign companies.

He is a very well-known arbitrator and serves very often in international Arbitral Tribunals (as Chairman, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator; ad hoc and institutional arbitration: ICC, UNCITRAL, AFA, CEPANI, etc.).

Caroline Bérubé

Caroline Bérubé

Managing Partner of HJM Asia Law (with offices in China and Singapore)

She is admitted to practice in New York and Singapore and holds a BCL (civil law) and a LL.B.
(common law) from McGill University, Canada.

She studied Chinese law at the National University of Singapore in the 90s and was one of the first foreign lawyers to be admitted to Singapore. Caroline has been working in Asia for more than 19 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the fields of M&A and intellectual property. With an extensive presence on the ground in Asia, she is well versed in the opportunities and risks associated with most Asian jurisdictions.