Jacqueline RIFFAULT-SILK (French Civil Supreme Court): A French judge in the course of European construction

In this interview, Jacqueline Riffault-Silk talks about her career in the French judiciary. In particular, she reviews her experience at the Paris Court of Appeal and the French Civil Supreme Court. She also discusses the role of the French judge in the context of European construction, particularly in the field of competition law.

Interview conducted by Muriel Chagny, Professor, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and President of the AFEC.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Apart from an eight-year secondment to the Commission des Opérations de Bourse, you have spent your entire career in the judiciary, which you joined in 1976 until May 2019. In the light of these thirty-five years of judicial experience, including more than twenty years in economic litigation, how do you view the role of the judge in this area and, more specifically, in competition law? First of all, I'd like to extend my warmest thanks to the magazine Concurrences and in particular its CEO, Nicolas give me this opportunity to look back over those 45 years. It has been almost half a century since January 1976, when I graduated from the École de

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  • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines


Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Muriel Chagny, Jacqueline RIFFAULT-SILK (French Civil Supreme Court): A French judge in the course of European construction, February 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92987, pp. 14-19

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