Jean-Sylvestre BERGÉ

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé is a law professor at the University of Nice – Côte d’Azur (UNSUCA) and a fellow of the French University Institute (IUF). He is a member of the Research Group in Law, Economics and Business (GREDEG – UMR CNRS n° 7321)  and the European University Network « European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice  » (GDR CNRS AFSJ, No. 3452). He manages the international and pluridisciplinary research program IFITIS (IUF – 2016-2021).

Email: – Postal address: Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis – Faculté de droit – Avenue Doyen Louis Trotabas – 06050 Nice Cedex 1 – France

Profile: A University law professor (Phd Panthéon-Sorbonne – ‘agrégation’ private law) for almost 20 years, senior member of the French University Institute (IUF), author of several monographs and numerous articles, senior management positions for research groups (JE, EA and GDR CNRS), graduate schools (Normandy – Nanterre), national and international diplomas (Rouen, Nanterre and Lyon), as University vice-president (Lyon), director of the international relations department, pilot of four international research programmes (ACI (formerly ANR) – Jean Monnet (EU) – GIP Justice – IUF), invitation to various countries as a visiting professor. Since the beginning of the career, mobilization of four consecutive research themes (international and European intellectual property law ; interaction between international and European law; Europeanisation of law; contextualized global legal pluralism). Current research: multidisciplinary and comparative approach of complex phenomena of flows. 


  • 1985: Baccalauréat B (NICE Academy)
  • 1988 – 1990: Bachelor of Law, University of TOULON – DEA (Research Masters) in Private International Law and International Trade Law at PARIS I and PARIS XI Universities
  • 1991: CAPA: Certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’avocat (Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession)
  • 1992 to 1994: Lawyer with the PARIS Court of Appeal
  • 1994 to 1996: Assistant Lecturer (ATER) at PARIS I University (PANTHEON SORBONNE)
  • 1995: Ph.D. in Law from PARIS I University (PANTHEON SORBONNE) & HDR (Accreditation to Supervise Research)
  • 1996: Enabling to exert the functions of university lecturer by the CNU (National Universities Council)
  • 1996: Lecturer in Private Law and Criminal Science at PARIS I University (PANTHEON SORBONNE)
  • 1997: Agrégation in Private Law and Criminal Science (competitive exam 1996)
  • 1997 to 2001: Professor at the University of ROUEN (CRDAP)
  • 2001 to 2011: Professor at PARIS NANTERRE University (CEJEC); 2004 to 2006: Associate Professor at the University of NEW CALEDONIA (LARJE)
  • 2006, 2013, 2018: Promotion to 1st class and exceptional class (1st and 2nd echelon) Professor by the CNU (National Universities Council)
  • 2011- 2018: Professor at JEAN MOULIN University LYON 3 – Faculty of Law (EDIEC)
  • Since 2016: Senior member of the FRENCH UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE (IUF)
  • From 2018: Professor at NICE-COTE D’AZUR University (UMR CNRS GREDEG)


  • Teaching roles, current year:
    • Advanced Introduction to Global Law (M1 – Faculté de droit – EUR law@societe)
    • Droit international privé européen (M1 – Faculté de droit – EUR law@societe)
    • International and European Intellectual Property Law (M2 DPCI – Faculté de droit – EUR law@societe)
    • The « Datasphere » and the Law (M2 – EUR DS4H)
    • Multidisciplinary and Comparative Approach of Global Phenomena (D – ED DESPEG – UCA)
  • Visiting professor/researcher:
    • Colchester (University of Essex), Oxford (Institute of European and comparative law), University of São Paulo, Hungary (University de Szeged), Hanoï (National University of Vietnam), Cairo (University of Aïn Chams), Bologna, KU Leuven (Global Law School), Moscow (School of economics), Tokyo (University of Daito Bunka), Vilnius, Buenos Aires (University of San Salvador), Tunis (University of Carthage), Erevan (UFAR), Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brasilia (Uniceub), Québec (U. Laval), Israël (IDC Herzliya – Radzyner School of Law), Italy (Ferrare), Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL).
  • Programmes (creation/direction):
    • DESS post graduate degree in Professional Activities Law (Rouen – 1998) – Second-year Masters Bilingual studies in European law (Nanterre – 2004) – European Joint Masters programme “Policing in Europe” (Lyon – Cepol – Ensp – 2015)