Laetitia Tranchant is a Professor of Law at the University of Aix-Marseille (France) and a member of the GREDIAUC, a research unit devoted to real estate law that she previously directed. She conducts individual or collective research in real property law and land law, directs a postgraduate programme in notarial law, and supervises several PhD dissertations.
Professor Tranchant is co-editor of L’Essentiel du Droit de l’Immobilier, de l’Urbanisme et de la Construction (Lextenso), a periodical addressing real estate law, urban planning law, and construction law. She writes a regular column on recent developments in property law in the Répertoire notarial Defrénois (Lextenso) and co-edits the recent developments feature on land law and construction law in the Revue de Droit Immobilier (Dalloz). Professor Tranchant has co-authored several books including a leading treatise on property law (Lextenso) and a manual on the law of obligations (Dalloz). She has published various articles for publishers such as Kluwer and LexisNexis.
During her visit to Kent (throughout the academic year 2021-2022), Professor Tranchant will pursue her research interests in property law with particular reference to the law governing leasehold and joint ownership. Beyond the striking differences arising between English and French law, Professor Tranchant aims to formulate concrete proposals with a view to improving the French model in both areas.
About the Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law
Members of KCECL aim to encourage and enable co-operation between academics whose research focuses on comparative law and European Union law whether in the UK or abroad. It offers a platform for critical and interdisciplinary discussion by way of guest lecture series, workshops and conferences on current issues arising from comparative law or European Union law.