Elise Poillot

Elise Poillot

Full professor of Civil Law

Research Topics Comparative law, European private law, European consumer law, Sale of immovable goods
Faculty or Centre Faculté de Droit, d'Economie et de Finance
Research Unit RU Law
Postal Address Weicker Building, Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Campus Office C210
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6935
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 36935

Elise Poillot is full professor of Droit Civil (civil law) at the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, which she joined in 2009.

A graduate from the University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, she conducted her PhD research in the field of European contract law and has held post-doc positions in Germany (University of Münster) and in Italy (University of Turin). From 2005 to 2009 she was associate professor at the Law Faculty of the Lyon III, Jean Moulin, University where she was also Deputy Director of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law.

Her main fields of research and teaching have been consumer law and general contract law, in a national comparative and EU perspective. For the last four years she has been deeply involved in setting up and directing the University of Luxembourg’s Consumer Law legal clinic (“Clinique du Droit”), a programme that is strongly supported by the national Bar Association (“Barreau de Luxembourg”). Prof. Poillot has also been instrumental in setting up a network of similar legal clinics throughout Europe. The network recently obtained an Erasmus+ grant with the aim of establishing shared best practices in clinical legal education. More recently, her research is focused also on the transformation of the concept of civil law (droit civil) in civil law jurisdictions and on the impact of ADR on enforcement-systems in the financial sector.

On all these topics she has extensively written (in French, English and Italian) both monographs and articles published in important law reviews and books edited by leading European scholars. She regularly presents developments of EU jurisprudence in the field of consumer law in the Recueil Dalloz and in the Journal de Droit Européen.

A member of several international associations of legal scholars, Prof. Poillot – who is fluent in English and Italian and has a good knowledge of German and Spanish – has promoted numerous cooperation agreements with French, Italian and Japanese universities and is regularly invited to hold lessons and conferences in foreign law schools. In 2015/16 she was a member of the Italian national selection committee for full and associate professors of private law and in 2017/18 a member of the Belgian universities study programmes evaluation committee. She is also on the editorial board of several law reviews, such as Osservatorio di diritto civile e commerciale and Cliniques Juridiques, and is a member of the scientific committee of the European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE).

She has been supervisor of numerous PhD candidates and on final academic committees and panels.

Prof. Poillot is also chairperson of the Association of Professors of the University of Luxembourg (APUL), which is engaged in presenting goals and concerns of the Luxembourg academic community vis-à-vis the governing institutions of the University and public institutions (Parliament, Government and administrations).

 

Last updated on: Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Books:

  • Traité sur les règles communes des contrats de consommation, (Treaty on Common Rules for Consumer Contracts – French law), in collaboration with N. Sauphanor-Brouillaud and G. Bruneaux, to be published in 2012.
  • Drafting in English of the French part of the Casebook on Consumer Law, ed. by H.-W. Micklitz and J. Stuyck, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2010.
  • Droit européen de la consommation et uniformisation du droit des contrats, (European Consumer Law and Standardisation of the Law of Contract) préface de P. de Vareilles-Sommières, LGDJ, Bibliothèque de droit privé, t. 463, Paris 2006.

Articles:

  • « Influence du droit de l’Union européenne et primauté de la loyauté : une protection incidente du consommateur ? » (Primacy of Good Faith and Influence of European Union Law : an indirect protection of consumers ?), written contribution of the conference delivered at the Symposium La loyauté en droit de la concurrence et de la consommation (Good Faith in Consumer and Competition Law) held in Paris on 29th March 2011, to be published in Les Petites Affiches. September 2011.
  • « La notion de droit privé européen », (The concept of European Private Law), partly in English, written version of the conference delivered at the Symposium on The Boundaries of European Private Law, held in Luxembourg, 28th and 29th October 2010, to be published by Larcier, Brussels, Fall 2011.
  • « La directive services est-elle au service du consommateur ? », (Does the Services Directive benefit Consumer?), written contribution of the conference delivered at the Symposium on La directive Services en principes et en pratique, (The Services Directive : theoretical and practical Approach) in Lyon, 25th May 2010, to be published by Larcier, Brussels, Fall 2011.
  • Commentaire en italien des articles 12 et 69 du Traité sur le Fonctionnement de l’Union européenne en italien (Commentary in Italian of articles 12 and 69 of the Treaty on the Functioning of The European Union), Edizioni Simone Naples (to be published Fall 2011).
  • Report on the 2010 Trans Europe Experts (TEE) Forum of Paris, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, 4/2010, p. 975.
  • Commentaire de l’arrêt de la Cour d’Appel de Luxembourg (Clauses abusives dans les contrats de crédit à la consommation) en date du 8 octobre 2009 (Commentary of the decision of the Court Of Appeal of Luxembourg, October 8th 2009, Unfair Terms in Consumer Credit), in Pasicrise luxembourgeoise 2011, n°1, p. 20.
  • « L’exécution du contrat » (Performance of Contract) in L’Acquis communautaire : le contrat électronique, (Contract Acquis : e-contracts) sous la dir. de J. Rochfeld, Economica 2010, p. 201 et s.
  • En collaboration avec N. Sauphanor Brouillaud et H. Aubry, Panorama de droit de la consommation in Recueil Dalloz, 2010, n° du 1er avril, p. 790. (In collaboration with H. Aubry and N. Sauphanor-Brouillaud, Annual Overview of French Consumer Law) in Recueil Dalloz, 2009, p. 393.
  • Comparative Reflections on the Transposition of European Directives : Unfair Terms, in Albert Breton, Anne Des Ormeaux, Katharina Pistor, and Pierre Salmon, (Eds.), Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, P 149 et s.
  • Report on EC Consumer Law Compendium, in European Contract Law Review, 2009-1, p. 65.
  • En collaboration avec N. Sauphanor Brouillaud, Panorama de droit de la consommation (In collaboration with N. Sauphanor-Brouillaud, Annual Overview of French Consumer Law) in Recueil Dalloz, 2009, p. 393.
  • Chronique régulière du dernier semestre 2004 au dernier semestre 2008 dans la rubrique (Column on the French bibliography on European Private Law 2004-2008) « Bibliografia frances de derecho privado europeo » pour l’Anuario de Derecho Civil.
  • « L’influence du droit européen de la consommation sur le droit des contrats », (Influence of European Consumer Law on the Law of Contracts, written version of the conference delivered at the Symposium on Contract Law European European Prospects and Internal Reforms) Publication de l’intervention lors du colloque sur le droit des contrats « Perspectives européennes et réformes internes » de Paris du 4 juin 2008, in Droit et Patrimoine, n° spécial, oct. 2008, p. 12.
  • « A propos du statut des enfants nés sans vie : réflexion à partir des arrêts de la 1ère chambre civile du 6 février 2008 », (Stillborn children, commentary of the decisions of the French Cour de cassation of 6th February 2008), in Gazette d’actualité juridique juillet 2008, Faculté de droit virtuelle de l’Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3.
  • « Regards européens sur la décision de la Cour suprême du Canada Dell Computer Corp. c. Union des consommateurs et Olivier Dumoulin », (European views on the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision Dell Computer Corp. c. Union des consommateurs et Olivier Dumoulin) Revue générale de droit de l’Université d’Ottawa 2007, n° 2, p. 391 et s.
  • « Le siège de la chose jugée », (Where does Res Judicata stand in a Court’s decision?) in Droit prospectif, Revue de la recherche juridique, n° 4, 2007, p. 1921 et s.
  • « Variazioni sulla terminologia giuridica in diritto comunitario e francese : dal « francese comunitario » al « francese di Francia »: l’esempio del diritto di “résiliation” del compratore di un viaggio nella direttiva 90/314/CEE sui viaggi, vacanze e circuiti “tutto compreso », (European Legal Terminology, from EU French to “French Language of France”: about the Withdrawl Right in the 90/314/EEC Directive on Package Holydays) to be published in Il diritto contrattuale europeo nelle direttive communitarie e trasposizioni giuridiche nazionali, Giappichelli ed., Milan 2006, Collana: Materiali di diritto privato europeo.
  • Consumer and Contract Law, in Specifics of Contract Law in the Acquis communautaire in ERA FORUM Special Issue 2006, p. 36.
  • « Breve presentacion del anteproyecto de reforma frances del derecho de obligaciones », Short présentation of the Reform Project of French Contract Law, in Anuario de Derecho Civil T LIX, fac. III, Julio Septiembre 2006.
  • With L Grynbaum, « La nomenclature des remèdes à l’inexécution du contrat en droit communautaire » (Remedies in European Contrat Law), in L’Acquis communautaire, collection Etudes juridiques, Economica, Paris 2006, p. 13.
  • « La vente de services en droit communautaire (directive 1990/314/CEE sur les voyages, vacances et circuits à forfait) » (The Sale of services in European Law, the 90/314/EEC directive on Package Holiday), in Gianmaria Ajani/Martin Ebers (eds.), Uniform Terminology for European Contract Law, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden 2005, p. 359 et s.
  • « Le droit comparé au service de la compréhension de l’Acquis communautaire, l’exemple du droit de rétractation dans la directive 97/7/CE sur la vente à distance » (Comparative Law, an helpful tool to understand the Acquis communautaire? Reflection on the withdrawal right in the 97/7/EC directive on distance selling), in Revue internationale de droit comparé 2005, n° 4, p. 1017.
  • Compte rendu des premières rencontres de l’UMR de droit comparé (Report on the Conferences of the first Meeting of the Comparative Law Group of Paris), Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht n° 1, 2003, p. 180.
  • Articles Review for the Annuario de Derecho Civil (Spain), 2005-2010.

Conferences:

  • « Le nouveau Code luxembourgeois de la consommation dans son environnement national et européen » (The Consumer Code of Luxembourg : a domestic and European perspective), Conference delivered at the University of Luxembourg with L. Gloden, 15th June 2011.
  • « Vers un droit de la déconsommation : comment concilier en droit protection du consommateur et protection de l’environnement » (Consuming less? How to make compatible Consumer protection and Environmental Protection), Inaugural Lecture delivered on 10th February 2011 at the University of Luxembourg.
  • « Le particularisme de l’enseignement du droit à Luxembourg » (Specificities of Teaching Law at the University of Luxembourg) Conference delivered at the University of La Rochelle (France) for the Symposium « Quelles pédagogies pour l’étudiant juriste ? Expérimentations, modélisation, circulation » (Educating Law Students, Experiments, Models, Circulations of Models) 20th and 21st January 2011.
  • « Le droit européen de la consommation protège-t-il le consommateur. Réflexions sur les ambiguïtés de la législation européenne », (Does European Consumer Law protect Consumers? Reflections on the Ambiguities of European Legislation), Conference delivered at the French Senate for the annual symposium of the alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris 9th June 2010.
  • « La directive services au service des consommateurs ? », (Does the Services Directive benefit Consumer?), conference delivered at the Symposium on La directive Services en principes et en pratique, (The Services Directive : theoretical and practical Approach) in Lyon, 25th May 2010
  • « L’actualité des clauses abusives en droit européen », (Actuality of Unfair Terms) Conference delivered at the University of Luxembourg, 25th May 2010.
  • « Le droit européen de la consommation vous protège-t-il ? », (Does European Consumer Law protect you?), Conference organised by the European Parliament Information Office for the “midis de l’Europe”, Luxembourg 15th March 2010.
  • Final Report of the Symposium of the “Institut Européen d’Études Notariales”: « Le notaire dans son environnement numérique » (Notaries in an electronic Context), Luxembourg 26th March 2010.
  • « Droit européen de la consommation et droit des contrats » (European Consumer Law and European Contract Law), Conference delivered at the University of Luxembourg, 24th February 2010.
  • « Diritto europeo del consumo e uniformazione del diritto dei contratti » (European Consumer Law and Standardisation of the Law of Contract), Conference delivered in Italian at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy, 13th November 2009.
  • « Vues de France : réflexion sur les méthodes d'enseignement françaises appliquées aux étudiants du système de Common Law », (From a French Perspective : Reflections on French Teaching Methods applied to Common Law Students), Conference delivered at the Symposium organised by the Maison française d’Oxford « L’enseignement et la recherche en droit français au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande, état des lieux, spécificité et perspectives » (Teaching and Research regarding French Law in the United Kingdem and Ireland : Facts, Specificites, Future) in Oxford (UK) 9th and 10th October 2009.
  • Short speech in English at the round table organised by the University of Oslo, Norway (dir. Prof. Kåre Lilleholt) on the Influence of European Consumer Law on the Law of Contract, (April 2007 and May 2008).
  • Consumer and Contract Law, conference delivered in English at the Symposium of the European Law Academy (Europäisches Recht Akademie), 17th and 18th November 2005, Towards a European Frame of Reference.
  • Comparative Reflections on the Transposition of European Directives : Unfair Terms, conference delivered in French at the Symposium of Toronto, 27th and 28th October 2006, Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences.
  • « L’influence du droit européen de la consommation sur le droit des contrats », (Influence of European Consumer Law on the Law of Contracts), Conference delivered at the Symposium on Contract Law European European Prospects and Internal Reforms organised by the French Society of Notaries, Paris 4th June 2008

Reports:

  • Report (in English) on Technical Surveys under French Law in the field of Immovable Property Sales for the Norwegian Administration in 2008.
  • Report on the Res Judicata under Italian Process law for the French Supreme Court in Private Law (Cour de cassation). The Report is published on the website of the Court together with the Reports of the judges and the conclusions of the Advocate General regarding the Decision of the Assemblée Plénière 7th July 2006, www.courdecassation.fr



Last updated on: 02 Oct 2018

FORMER POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor at the University Jean Moulin-Lyon III (France)
  • Deputy Director of the Edouard Lambert Institute of Comparative Law University Jean Moulin-Lyon III (France)
  • Research Assistant (2004-2005) at the University of Turin, Italy (Post doctorate contract)
  • Research Assistant (2000) at the University of Münster, Germany (Postgraduate contract)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant (1997-2000; 2000-2002) at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

 EDUCATION

  • 2004 Doctorat en Droit Privé with honours (Ph. D., Private Law)
  • 1996 DEA en Droit Privé de l’Economie with honours (Postgraduate program in French Business Private Law)
  • 1994 Maîtrise en droit with honours (French Master Law Degree)
  • 1993 Licence en Droit with honours, (French Bachelor Law Degree)

 LANGUAGES

  • French (native speaker)
  • English (C2)
  • German (B2)
  • Italian (C2)
  • Spanish (B1)

 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • European Law
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Consumer Law (national, Comparative and European law)
  • Contract Law,
  • Comparative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law

 TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Subject matters:

  • Law of Persons
  • Law of Contracts
  • English Contract Law
  • European Consumer Law
  • Comparative Legal Traditions
  • European Private Law
  • Legal Clinical Methods

 AWARDS, PRIZES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of ENCLE (European Network for Clinical Legal Education).
  • Member of AIDC (Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato), Head of the section of European Law (since 2017).
  • Member and Director of Europrilex, the Working group on European Private Law of the University of Luxembourg (since 2010, Director from 2010 to 2014).
  • Fellow of the European Law Institute as a Professor at the University of Luxembourg (since 2011)
  • Member of the Acquis communautaire Group, (since 2003).
  • Member of the Associazione dei Comparatisti Italiani (Since 2015).
  • Member of the European Law Institute (as a fellow from the University of Luxembourg since 2011).
  • Member of the Société de législation comparée (since 2005).
  • Member of SECOLA the Society for European Contract Law (Since 2012).
  • 1rst prize of the competition of the young comparative lawyers for a presentation on the Right of Withdrawal in European and Comparative Consumer Law (2005).
  • 1rst prize awarded for the PhD work “The impact of European Consumer Law on the Standardisation of Contract Law” by the Centre français de droit comparé (2005).

 

Please find below the complete Curriculum Vitae :

Curriculum Vitae Elise Poillot

 

 



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2017

See detailCommentario all’articolo 38 della Carta dei Diritti fondamentali
Poillot, Elise

in Commentario alla Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea (2017)

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2016

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See detailComparing Legal Clinics: is there a way to a European Clinical Culture? The Luxemburg Experience
Poillot, Elise

in Abbignente, Angelo (Ed.) Diffusione dell'insegnamento clinico in Italia e in Europa: radici teoriche e dimensioni pratiche (2016)

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See detailL’articulation du droit commun et du droit spécial en matière de prescription, note sous Cass. avis, 4 juill. 2016
Poillot, Elise

in La Semaine Juridique Edition Générale (2016), (38), 1707-1709

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2015

See detailThe ECJ and General Principles Derived from the Acquis Communautaire
Poillot, Elise

in Rules and Principles in European Contract Law (2015)

See detailPublic Interest Litigation in France
Poillot, Elise

in In Namen der Verbraucher? Kollektive Rechtsdurchsetzung in Europa (2015)

See detailLe phénomène en droit de la consommation
Poillot, Elise

in La défense de l’intérêt général par les Associations (2015)

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See detailPanorama de droit de la consommation 2015
Poillot, Elise; Aubry, H; Sauphanor-Brouillaud, N

in Recueil Dalloz (2015), (10), 588-598

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2014

See detailChronique de droit européen de la consommation 2013
Poillot, Elise

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2014)

See detailAvant-propos
Poillot, Elise

in L’enseignement Clinique du droit, Expériences croisées et perspectives pratiques (2014)

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2013

See detailLes réponses utiles en droit de la consommation
Poillot, Elise

Presentation (2013, December 09)

See detailIntroductory remarks to the Workshop on Long Terms Cocial Contracts
Poillot, Elise

Presentation (2013, December 04)

See detailChronique de droit européen de la consommation 2012
Poillot, Elise

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2013)

See detailComment concilier en droit protection de l'environnement et protection du cosnommateur
Poillot, Elise

in Depincé, Malo; Mainguy, Daniel (Eds.) 40 ans de droit de la consommation (2013)

See detailVers un droit de la déconsommation : comment concilier en droit protection du consommateur et protection de l’environnement ?
Poillot, Elise

in Abstract paper de 40 ans de droit de la consommation. Bilan et perspectives, Editions de la Faculté de droit et de science politique de Montpellier (2013)

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2012

See detailLa notion de droit privé européen
Poillot, Elise

in La notion de droit privé européen (2012)

See detailThe boundaries of European Private Law
Poillot, Elise; Rueda, I.

Book published by Larcier (2012)

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2011

See detailLe médiateur, garant de l’équité ?
Poillot, Elise

Presentation (2011, November 17)

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2010

See detailL’exécution du contrat
Poillot, Elise

in Rochfeld, Judith (Ed.) L’Acquis communautaire : le contrat électronique (2010)

See detailFrench aspects of the Chapter on Sale of Goods
Poillot, Elise

in Micklitz, H.-W.; Stuyck, J. (Eds.) Casebook on Consumer Law (2010)

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2009

See detailRéflexion comparative sur la transposition des directives européennes : l'exemple des clauses abusives
Poillot, Elise

in Breton, Albert; Anne Des Ormeaux; Pistor, Katharina; Salmon, Pierre (Eds.) Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences (2009)

See detailReport on EC Consumer Law Compendium
Poillot, Elise

Report (2009)

See detailComparative Reflections on the Transposition of European Directives : Unfair Terms
Poillot, Elise

in Breton, Albert; Anne Des Ormeaux; Pistor, Katharina; Salmon, Pierre (Eds.) Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences (2009)

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2008

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2007

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2006

See detailConsumer and Contract Law
Poillot, Elise

in Specifics of Contract Law in the Acquis communautaire (2006)

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2003

See detailCompte rendu des premières rencontres de l’UMR de droit comparé
Poillot, Elise

in Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (2003)

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