Chantal Arens

French Cour de cassation (Paris)
First President

Chantal Arens has been nominated First President of the French Cour de cassation after serving as First President of the Paris Court of Appeal for five years. She previously served as the President of the Regional Courts (Tribunaux de grande instance) of Evreux (2002-2007), Nanterre (2008-2010) and Paris (2010-2014). After heading the French Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ Community law office from 1989 to 1993, Mrs Arens joined the Parquet de Paris where she was in charge of the clever delinquency section within the financial department. She formerly worked as a first-instance judge at Saint-Avold and Metz and served as Vice-President of Thionville, Chartres and Versailles’ tribunals.

Linked authors

French Constitutional Council (Paris)
Ministère de la Justice (Paris)
Commercial Court of Paris
Paris Bar
DG COMP (Brussels)
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Université Caen Normandie


Chantal Arens (Cour d'appel de Paris)
Chantal Arens 28 March 2019 Paris
Chantal Arens (Cour d'appel de Paris)
Chantal Arens 29 March 2018 Paris


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Chantal Arens The Paris Court of Appeal, at the heart of competition law


Four years after being appointed as Chief Justice of the Paris Court of Appeal, Mrs. Chantal Arens presents the major changes in the organisation of the commercial and economic division of the court, which tend to give this jurisdiction the means to be fully involved in a healthy, dynamic and (...)

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