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Frank Giaoui

Frank Giaoui

Founder and President

Frank holds a Post Doc JSD (Doct.) in Law and Economics from Columbia Law School (New York City, USA), a PhD (Doct.) in Comparative Law from Sorbonne Law School (Paris, France) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France). He was a Research Scholar at Columbia Business School (New York City, USA). As a professional, he was also trained in executive programs with professors from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and Insead.

In 2018 and 2023, Frank defended two doctorate dissertations, Comparative Law and Economics analysis between American Common law, French Civil law and International commercial law of damages as a remedy for contract breach. He currently leads empirical research involving professors and students in Computer Sciences, Law and Economics from both sides of the Atlantic. He teaches in Master 2 at University of Lorraine, Metz Law School. He writes and speaks regularly on the subject at international law & economics conferences.

In 2023, Frank was elected at the board of The Fondation des Etats-Unis (FEU) on the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.

In 2016 and 2017, Frank served as the Academic Liaison for the visiting scholar program at the invitation of the Dean of International Programs at Columbia Law School, and as the Special Advisor to the President of University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne for their development and capital campaign in the USA.
Frank was a Visiting Professor in Corporate Finance at ESSEC Business School (2002-2005).

Frank is the author of a book and several articles published in academic journals; He regularly speaks in international research seminars in Comparative Private Law and Management Sciences.

His business background lays in cross border Mergers & Acquisitions, fundraising and transition management with Hera Finance, the corporate advisory boutique he founded in 1996. His practice was focused on deals between start-ups or family-owned companies on one side and large corporations or private equity funds on the other side. He originated and closed 60 deals for a cumulative value of € 2 Bn.
Before that, Frank worked as a manager and a partner with Bain & Company, Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and Kingfisher PLC.

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