“Le quotient culturel” – Presentation in French by Véronique Helft-Malz

“Le quotient culturel”
Presentation in French by Véronique Helft-Malz

Tuesday 8th December, from 6pm to 8pm
Sorbonne-Assas International Law School
INSEAD campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue – Singapore 13867 – Boardroom 1017

Come and join us for a presentation on the Cultural Quotient with Mrs Véronique Helft-Malz who will share about her researches.

Cultural Quotient [CQ] or Cultural Intelligence can be understood as the ability to relate and work effectively across cultures. The main focus will be the specificities of Asian culture and values. Indeed, adapting to the demands of multiculturalism helps avoid often-encountered pitfalls.

Cultural Quotient is the term used in academic research, in business, and in education. Originally CQ was developed through a research carried out by Soon Ang and Linn Van Dyne as the means for measuring and predicting the intercultural performance. According to Ang and Van Dyme, cultural intelligence can be defined as the ability of a person to adapt and the way it interacts with others of different cultural regions and how to change certain behavioral aspects of motivation and cultural metacognitives. Cultural Quotient is measured on a scale similar to the one used to assess the Intelligence Quotient of an individual. People with the highest CQ are considered more able to blend successfully in any environment.

About the speaker

Veronique.HelftVéronique Helft-Malz lives in Singapore, where she is conducting research for the IRASEC (Research Institute of Contemporary Southeast Asia,Bangkok) and is currently writing a book about political women in Singapore. She also gives lectures on the EU Foreign Policies and Trade Relationships with China, Faculty of Art and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
She received her Ph.D. in Political Science, cum laude at the University of Pantheon-Assas, Paris and the Master of Political and Social Communication at the University of Sorbonne Paris I – Department of Political Science, Paris.

The thesis topic is the presence of female politicians within the French political lifeAn Analysis of the collective representations of women vs. reality.

Author of several milestone books and reviews about French women in politics such as Les femmes et la vie politique française, Collection Que sais-je ? Presses Universitaires de France, 2000 and L’Encyclopédie des femmes politiques sous la Vème République, Patrick Banon, 1996, she further studies in-depth these matters in Asia.

She has been, for over 15 years, lecturing, teaching and consulting in leading universities, schools of journalism and private institutions, primarily in political communication in Paris. Her field of research is in the area of Corporate and Public Communication Strategies, Critical Analysis of Media Press Releases and Crisis Communication Policies (University of Sorbonne, ISFJ and EICAR Schools of Journalism).

Registrations are free and open until 1st December.
For enquiries and to register, please contact Claire Saint-Jean

Come and see us at EHEF Jakarta!

Sorbonne-Assas International Law School – Asia will participate to the European Higher Education Fair that will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday 31st of October and Sunday 1st November of 2015.

This exhibition is dedicated to high school and university students who are seeking to further their education abroad in distinguished overseas institutions.


31 Oct – 1 Nov 2015


From 11:00 to 18:00


Kartika Expo Center – Balai Kartini
Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto Kav. 37
Jakarta 12950, Indonesia


2016 Short Program – March 14th to March 31st

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

This 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 INSEAD Business School campus, easy access and relaxed environment. The Short Program is also an opportunity to discover the city of Singapore.


MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION: csj@sorbonne-assas-ils.org


Stéphane Braconnier

Stéphane Braconnier

Professor of Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (Sorbonne Universités)

He manages the Master program in "Economic Public Law" and is also Dean of Sorbonne-Assas International Law School - Asia, set up in Singapore in 2011. He holds undisputed expertise in several fields of Public Business law: Public Procurement law, outsourcing of public activities, Public-Private

Partnerships, Energy and Public Competition law. He is the author of numerous publications on these subjects and has frequently moderated seminars and training sessions in both France and abroad.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen

Professor of Private Law, Paris II Pantheon-Assas University

He manages the Professional Master programme in International Business Law. He is also Dean of Sorbonne-Assas International Law School. He teaches International Arbitration, Business and Trade International Law and Company Law. Considered as an expert in these fields, he is the author of numerous publications on these subjects. Member of the Board of the French Committee for Arbitration, he is also Member of the
French Committee for Private International Law and Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s Panel of Arbitrators.

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

HJM Asia Law - Managing Partner

Caroline Berube is the 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 an 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 17 years with SMEs, MNCs and foreign banks, advising them in the fields of commercial law, IP, HR and M&A. With an extensive presence on the ground in Asia, she is well versed in the opportunities and risks associated with most Asian jurisdictions.



The courses offered by the program include:


Syllabus: Main principles and rules of international trade law: international contracts and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer Contracts); public-private international partnerships; litigation related to State contracts.
Objectives and skills targeted: Acquiring in-depth knowledge of legal mechanisms governing international public-private partnerships.


Syllabus:The various forms of companies and concentrations between companies. The rules governing mergers and acquisitions in an international environment.
Objectives and skills targeted: Acquiring the capacity to identify the different types of business mergers and to identify the most efficient legal structure.


Syllabus: Presentation of the legal environment for doing business in China and introduction to the Chinese legal system; IP laws and labour laws; corporate law and M&A; commercial contracts in China.
Objectives and skills targeted: Concrete insights on the legal practices in China and the approach of the Chinese market by overseas investors. Acquire concrete knowledge of the legal environment for doing business in China and the legal framework for setting up an entity, operating a business, recruiting staff, acquiring a company, negotiating and concluding a commercial contract with a Chinese counterpart.


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


Any student following our Short Program will fully enjoy all facilities of INSEAD campus: situated within Singapore’s knowledge hub, the campus has since grown and covers an area of some 20,000 square meters with 8 amphitheaters, numerous teaching rooms and discussion areas, an auditorium, full wireless Internet access, a 24-hour library and fitness facility.


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


A Certificate in International Business Law will be issued at the end of the Short Program for all the participants.


We shall 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 the Supreme Court of Singapore and 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 the city.


Registration is open for everyone with master level or LLB, executives or legal practitioners.
For more information and application, please contact Claire Saint-Jean: csj@sorbonne-assas-ils.org


€3,400, including courses, documentation for courses and case studies, participation to incentive events, housing during the whole period of time of
the short program (18 nights).

  • Option 1: €3,400 with housing
  • Option 2: €2,300 without housing

Does not include: airfare & travel expenses in and outside Singapore, extra nights, insurance, mealsand other living expenses.

APPLICATION BY E-MAIL TO: csj@sorbonne-assas-ils.org


Study in Europe – Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sorbonne Assas – International Law School will be present for this event in Singapore, organized by the Delegation of the European Union

Host / Sponsor: EU Delegation & Campus France Singapore – www.studyineurope.sg
Event Time: Saturday 10-Oct-2015 – from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre – Level 3

1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore, 039593

Price: Event is free of charge

LLM event on 3rd September 2015 in Mauritius

In light of the launch of the LL.M. programme of Université Panthéon-Assas in Mauritius, we invite you to join us for a session with Professor Stéphane Braconnier on:

International PPS: A Key Contribution to Public Investment


Thursday 3rd September 2015


From 17.30 to 20.00


Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene

RSVP: Mrs Krysta S.

Tel: 401 2400/5429 0842

Email: krystaps@medine.com

Stephane_BraconnierStéphane Braconnier is a Professor of Law at Paris II University (Panthéon-Assas) where he manages the Master programme in Economic Public Law. He holds an expertise in several fields: Public Business Law, Public-Private Partnerships, Public Companies, Public Procurement Law, and Public Competition Law.

He is also the author of numerous publications on these subjects and has frequently moderated seminars around the world as an expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament and for the Commission of Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine.

International Summer Courses – June 29th 2015 to July 16th 2015

The summer courses, delivered by Sorbonne Assas International Law School, have 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. Read more