Company law and corporate governance

Helping to produce modern, legible and consistent corporate law that will promote competitiveness in France and its companies.

The modernisation of company law and the promotion of better corporate governance are priorities for the European Commission. AFEP supports the Commission’s initiatives in this field and aims to make sure that they are conducive to legal certainty and enhanced business competitiveness.

Odile de Brosses
Director of the Legal Department

Odile de Brosses holds a Master’s in Advanced Studies (DEA) in corporate law from the Université Panthéon-Assas and a CAPA (legal practitioner’s certificate), and worked as a lawyer at the Strasbourg and Hauts de Seine Bars from 1987 to 1997, before joining AFEP as Director of the Legal Department. In this role, she organises company director working groups to prepare AFEP’s positions on matters of corporate law and corporate governance, both nationally and at European level. The positions are then presented to the public authorities.

She has been involved in the successive developments of the AFEP/MEDEF Corporate Governance Code. She has also participated in various financial market working groups, in particular the AMF (French Financial Markets Authority). She is a member of the IFA Legal Committee and President of the EuropeanIssuers Policy Committee.

Odile de Brosses
Jérémie Pélerin
Director of European Affairs

Jérémie Pélerin joined AFEP in June 2012 as Director of European Affairs and manager of the AFEP office in Brussels. He is responsible for managing AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, he manages AFEP’s European lobbying actions, particularly corporate funding, taxation, corporate law and corporate governance, competition, international trade and investment. He has expertise both in lobbying and in European legislation and policies, acquired in the following roles: Senior Corporate and Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE (the European Rail Industry Association), Executive Secretary of Rail Forum Europe (a European Parliament intergroup on rail matters), Academic Assistant at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges. He is a graduate of the Collège d’Europe de Bruges and Sciences Po Paris.

Jérémie Pélerin