Christophe Collard


Deputy Head of Law, LLM in Law & Tax Management Manager BLM Manager, EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher

Main contributions

Revue Pratique de la prospective et de l'innovation (2020), La Semaine Juridique - Entreprises & Affaire (2016), Concurrences (2012), Juristes d'Entreprises Magazine (2011), e-Competitions (2008 ; 2009 ; 2010), Cahiers de Droit de l'Entreprise (2008 ; 2009 ; 2016), Petites Affiches (2002 ; 2007), Innovation & Management (2005), Journal des Sociétés (2004), International Review of Law Computers & Technology (2002), Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (2001), Journal of Information, Law and Technology (2000)

Discipline: Law
Faculty: Accounting, Control & Legal Affairs
Expertise: Legal risk management, Law & strategy


After his postgraduate research degree in law, Professor Christophe Collard worked for the French government and began teaching at the Lille School of Law. He joined EDHEC's core faculty in 1990 and was quickly given responsibilities, such as the management of the Law Major Programme. After a period as Head of the Law department at EDHEC, he was given the responsibility for the School's EQUIS re-accreditation process from 2004 to 2005. He is now the Director of the LL.M. Law & Tax Management and is in charge of the Business Law & Management track at EDHEC. Professor Collard has wide experience of teaching in foreign countries (especially in Poland, Algeria and Italy). He teaches Antitrust Law, Contract Law and Consumer Law, and maintains an active research agenda in the areas of Legal Management (legal risk management, compliance) and Legal Strategies. He has presented numerous papers at French and international conferences. He is the co-author of one of the best-selling business law handbooks in France, as well as another reference book dedicated to the concept of legal performance. He has also garnered several awards for excellence in writing and teaching.

Publications of Christophe Collard

01.02.2021 - Book publication

Mapping Legal Innovation - Trends and Perspectives

Christophe Collard

February 2021

22.12.2020 - Chapter publication

Facets of legal creativity: Innovation in Law and Creativity within the Legal Profession

Christophe Collard, Raison Mark

Springer, Springer Nature Switzerland, February 2021, Pages 21 - 35

01.05.2020 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

L’irresistible ascension de la créativité dans les métiers du droit

Christophe Collard

Pratique de la Prospective et de l’Innovation (RPPI), May 2020, Pages 47 - 50

01.10.2018 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Nul n’est censé ignorer la compliance : les collectivités territoriales et la conformité

Christophe Collard

AJCT (Actualité Juridique Collectivités Territoriales, éditions Dalloz), October 2018, Pages 482 - 485

01.03.2018 - Book publication

Creativity in law. Reflections on innovation in law and the creativity of legal professionals

Christophe Collard

March 2018