In-house Counsel Worldwide (Johannesburg) Respect Zone (Paris) The Walt Disney Company (Paris)

Philippe Coen

In-house Counsel Worldwide (Johannesburg), Respect Zone (Paris), The Walt Disney Company (Paris)
Founder / Vice President

Philippe Coen is the founder and president of Respect Zone. He is also vice president and regional counsel for The Walt Disney Corporation in Paris. He taught Competition Law at ESSEC for years with Pr. Frederic Jenny. He is also Honorary President of ECLA. ECLA is the umbrella association gathering 20 European company lawyers associations, amounting to 67,000 company lawyers altogether. He launched the ECLA Code of Ethics for Company Lawyers and the White Paper “Independent by design” and an online database on Legal Privilege across Europe. Philippe founded the Ethical Committee of the Company Lawyers profession and the IP Commission of the French Company Lawyers orgnaization and is a Board Member of In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW). He is also the General Secretary of the largest French anti piracy organization : UNIFAB. Before practicing as a company lawyer and government affairs specialist, Philippe started his career in private practice in NYC with an International British law firm where he qualified. He then lead the competition law practice of a French law firm. He earned his double JD at the Paris Sorbonne and a post-grad degree (LL.M.) from the Harvard Law School (with a scholarship of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He has taught various law topics including anti-trust and IP at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris X and media law at Paris 2 Assas. He pens from time to time published legal and general essays (e.g. ; Internet contre. Internhate ; Le Bord de l’Eau) and legal chronicles in various periodicals. He founded an anti-bullying NGO to protect kids online : developing CSR and soft law tools leveraging the use of international private laws.


Philippe Coen
Philippe Coen 22 juin 2017 Paris
Philippe Coen, Président de l'European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) — Paris, 3 juin 2014 © Concurrences
Philippe Coen 3 juin 2014 Paris
Philippe Coen - Merger Control Regimes Worldwide 2014
Philippe Coen 19 décembre 2014 Paris
Philippe COEN - European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA)
Philippe Coen 30 septembre 2014 Paris


1927 Bulletin

Philippe Coen Legal privilege : An overview of EU and national case law


The concept of privilege is the right of an individual to preserve the confidentiality of legal communications, it is a fundamental human right long recognised by common law and depending upon the territory in civil law systems. The rationale is that a client should be able to consult a lawyer in confidence without fear of having to disclose communications between them at a later date.

1599 Revue

Emmanuel Combe, Constance Monnier-Schlumberger, Philippe Coen, Marie-Pascale Heusse, Chloé Le Coq, Catarina Marvão, Andreas Stephan, David Viros Comportement des managers et droit de la concurrence


Le présent dossier porte sur le rôle des managers dans la commission d’infractions au droit de la concurrence. Il fait le point sur les outils permettant de mieux prévenir ces infractions, notamment au travers des programmes de conformité et des sanctions individuelles. Ce dossier réunit les (...)


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