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Nicole STOLOWY

Professor

Tax & Law

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Biography

Nicole Stolowy holds a Master's degree in private law, a DEA postgraduate diploma in private law and a PhD in private law (from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), and is a qualified research supervisor in the same field. She also holds the CAPA qualification (bar exam) from the Paris Bar School.

At HEC Paris, Nicole is in charge of the International Tax and Legal Strategy major (a specialist third-year course) for the Grande Ecole and the Joint HEC-Paris I law degree she helped to develop. She is coordinator of the Law Department (2010-2012) and has been her department's representative on HEC's research committee since 2006.

Nicole's specialist areas focus around business law: company law, criminal business law, accounting law, the laws concerning struggling businesses, and comparative law. She also has expert knowledge of labour law. She often advises large groups, banks and international law firms both in and outside France (Europe, USA and China), and has personally acted as lawyer in the field of business law, working on mergers in particular.

As sole author or co-author Nicole has written 7 books and 36 academic and professional articles, published mainly in the following journals: Revue des sociétés, JCP, Dalloz Affaires, Journal of Business Law (UK).
Several of her publications have won prizes: Les Délits Comptables (Accounting offences) was voted best book by France's institute of chartered accountants (2003). Several of her articles on Doctrine have undergone "double" or "triple" publication at the request of journal reading committees.

Scientific articles

The Whistleblower: An Important Person in Corporate Life? An Answer from Comparative Law

Journal of Business Law, 2019, vol. 3, pp 167-184, (in coll. with L. PAUGAM, A. LONDERO)

Divorcing Your Job French Style An Argument to End At Will Employment in the United States

Journal of Vincentian Social Action, November 2018, vol. 3, n° 6, pp 42-47, (in coll. with V. AGNELLO, J. WINTER)

Reflections on the concepts of norms and sources of law in commercial matters

Journal of Business Law, 2018, vol. 3, pp 255-277, (in coll. with M. BROCHIER)

France’s Commercial courts: a good example of the administration of justice by ordinary citizens

Journal of Business Law, 2017, vol. 1, pp 1-22, (in coll. with M. BROCHIER)

Are Criminal Sanctions Always Appropriate in Business Law? The French Example of Combining Civil and Criminal Law

Journal of Business Law, 2016, vol. 7, pp 607-623,

The corporate domicile: is the "real seat" theory always pertinent?

Journal of Business Law, 2015, vol. 8, pp 620-633,

The Concept of the Group of Companies: The Specificity of the French Model

Journal of Business Law, 2014, n° 8, pp 635-650,

Le Groupement européen d’intérêt économique, facilitateur de la coopération au sein de l’Union européenne

La Nouvelle Revue Géopolitique, July-August-September 2013, pp 88-90,

The European economic interest grouping: origins and review of this transnational model

Journal of Business Law, 2013, vol. 6, pp 598-613,

Does the 'societas europaea' or 'European company' make a significant contribution to construction of a European company law ?

Journal of Business Law, 2012, vol. 5, pp 363-378,

Books

Gestion juridique de l'entreprise

Pearson

Institutions judiciaires

Vuibert

Les infractions du monde des affaires

Vuibert

Organisation judiciaire : Comprendre le fonctionnement des tribunaux et pouvoir définir la terminologie

Vuibert

La facturation de complaisance dans les entreprises (Ed. avec C. Lopez)

Editions L'Harmattan

Les délits comptables

Economica

Organisation judiciaire : Comprendre le fonctionnement des tribunaux et pouvoir définir la terminologie

Vuibert

Chapters edited in books

CUIS-FACILE, GRH et droit du travail

Pratiques De Grh Dans Les Pays Francophones - 48 Cas Pédagogiques, F. Chevalier (ed), Vuibert, 161

Délit de publication ou de présentation des comptes annuels ne donnant pas une image fidèle

La Facturation De Complaisance Dans Les Entreprises, Editions L'Harmattan, 107-132

L'image fidèle

Juris-Classeur-Droit Des Entreprises - Comptabilité, chap. 8

Droit pénal et comptabilité

Encyclopédie De La Comptabilité, Du Contrôle De Gestion Et De L'Audit, B. Colasse (Ed.), Economica, 719-734

Droit des affaires

Encyclopédie Atlas - Je Réussis Dans La Comptabilité Et La Gestion, 9, 10 numéros

Proceedings

La responsabilité pénale du commissaire aux comptes - Réflexions à propos des délits de confirmation dinformations mensongères et de non révélation des faits délictueux

XIXe Congrès de l'AFC , 1998 , Nantes

Aspects comptables de la responsabilité pénale des personnes morales

XVIIe Congrès de l'AFC , 1996 , Valenciennes

Scientific articles

The Whistleblower: An Important Person in Corporate Life? An Answer from Comparative Law

Journal of Business Law, 2019, vol. 3, pp 167-184, (in coll. with L. PAUGAM, A. LONDERO)

Divorcing Your Job French Style An Argument to End At Will Employment in the United States

Journal of Vincentian Social Action, November 2018, vol. 3, n° 6, pp 42-47, (in coll. with V. AGNELLO, J. WINTER)

Reflections on the concepts of norms and sources of law in commercial matters

Journal of Business Law, 2018, vol. 3, pp 255-277, (in coll. with M. BROCHIER)

France’s Commercial courts: a good example of the administration of justice by ordinary citizens

Journal of Business Law, 2017, vol. 1, pp 1-22, (in coll. with M. BROCHIER)

Books

Gestion juridique de l'entreprise

Pearson

Institutions judiciaires

Vuibert

Les infractions du monde des affaires

Vuibert

Organisation judiciaire : Comprendre le fonctionnement des tribunaux et pouvoir définir la terminologie

Vuibert

Chapters edited in books

CUIS-FACILE, GRH et droit du travail

Pratiques De Grh Dans Les Pays Francophones - 48 Cas Pédagogiques, F. Chevalier (ed), Vuibert, 161

Délit de publication ou de présentation des comptes annuels ne donnant pas une image fidèle

La Facturation De Complaisance Dans Les Entreprises, Editions L'Harmattan, 107-132

L'image fidèle

Juris-Classeur-Droit Des Entreprises - Comptabilité, chap. 8

Droit pénal et comptabilité

Encyclopédie De La Comptabilité, Du Contrôle De Gestion Et De L'Audit, B. Colasse (Ed.), Economica, 719-734

Proceedings

CUIS-FACILE, GRH et droit du travail

Pratiques De Grh Dans Les Pays Francophones - 48 Cas Pédagogiques, F. Chevalier (ed), Vuibert, 161

Délit de publication ou de présentation des comptes annuels ne donnant pas une image fidèle

La Facturation De Complaisance Dans Les Entreprises, Editions L'Harmattan, 107-132

L'image fidèle

Juris-Classeur-Droit Des Entreprises - Comptabilité, chap. 8

Droit pénal et comptabilité

Encyclopédie De La Comptabilité, Du Contrôle De Gestion Et De L'Audit, B. Colasse (Ed.), Economica, 719-734

Education

  • Habilitation to conduct researches (Qualified Dissertation Adviser), Law, Université de Cergy Pontoise - France
  • Doctorat de droit prive (Ph.D. in Law), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • Certificat d'Aptitude a la Profession d'Avocat, _ - France
  • DEA de droit prive, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • Masters in Private Law, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2012- Founder and member of the jury - HEC Best Jurist award HEC Paris
  • 2010-2012 Department Head, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris
  • 2011- Professor, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris
  • 2008-2011 Associate Professor, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris
  • 2010- Co-head and founder of Joint HEC-Paris 1 law degree HEC Paris
  • 2005- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2005- Scientific director of "International Tax and Legal Strategy " major (a specialist third-year course) for the Grande Ecole HEC Paris
  • 2005- Founder et member of the jury - Best HEC/Allen et Overy award HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Expert contributor for France in "World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 report"
  • Membre du jury 2018 des "Plumes de l'Economie et du Droit", prix du Business Legal Forum
  • 2016 Vice-President, jury of the "plumes de l'economie et du droit" award

Conference organisation

  • 1997-1997 Membre du comité d'organisation du 8e congrès mondial de l'IAAER (International Association for Accounting Education and Research), Paris