Francis Kessler is a lawyer, senior counsel and member of Gide's Scientific Council. He holds a Ph.D. in law and is an associate professor in charge of leading private law research at Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris I) and at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris. He is the director of the Professional Master 2 of corporate social protection law. He teaches social protection law, international and comparative employment and labour law, and labour market regulation law.
Within the Employment Law department, he assists clients with matters dealing with complementary social protection, international labour and employment law and social security law, as well as on the restructuring of special social security regimes.
His most recent publications include:
- Droit de la protection sociale, Dalloz 2012 (4th edition)
- Code annoté européen de la protection sociale, Ed Groupe RF 2010 (3rd edition)
- Droit commercial, Ed. Ellipses, 2011 (2nd edition)
- Council of Europe: International Encyclopedia for Social Security Law, Kluwer Law International 2010
Francis Kessler has been a co-author of the Lamy Protection Sociale since 2007. He has published numerous articles and has been writing an employment law column in the Economy section of the Le Monde newspaper since 1999.
He also works as an expert with the European Labour Law Network (ELLN) of the European Union, as well as with different governments and the Council of Europe. He is the president of the Association française d’études des relations professionnelles (AFERP - French association of professional relations studies).