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Law & Tax

The Law and Tax Department comprises of 12 professors and a team of affiliates who conduct research at the intersection of law, social sciences, business and technology. Their research spans across multiple legal fields such as corporate and tax law, European and transnational law, and fundamental rights, and covers topics such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusiveness, law and economics, artificial intelligence and the blockchain, financial regulation, and governance. The outputs of their research is regurlarly published in top-tier academic journals and media outlets.

The Law and Tax Department is also involved in teaching and supervising throughout all programs of HEC Paris, spanning the Grande Ecole, the MBA, the Executive Education, and the PhD program. The Department also runs three full time programs : an LLM in International Management and Law, a Major in International Taxation and Legal Strategy, and a Major in European Business Law and Global Affairs. These programs offer lively and hands-on courses to law students in collaboration with major Parisian and international law firms, companies and civil society organizations.

For more information about the Department's programs see :

  • LLM in International Management & Law,
  • Master in International Taxation & Legal Strategy
  • PhD in Management -  Specialization in Law

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