Alain-Patrick Umucyo

Alain-Patrick Umucyo
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'Star Wars : Episode VII The Force Awakens' will appear 38 years after the first Star Wars episode to have ever been released in theatres. The coming episode will then gather fans of all ages and may thus appeal to families. The commercial version of Sphero's BB-8 is set to enterta...
The Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) laid the foundations for a coherent EU legal system.
The lack of organisation on the part of the French taxi drivers these past months has blunted the effect of their tenacity. They are slowly loosing the support of the State while being at odds with the trap UberPop.
“This is the beginning of a whole new category of consumer products. You can own a piece of the movie, have it in your home, and relive an experience that is authentic to the entertainment on the screen"(1). “Rob Maigret, Sphero's chief creative officer”(2) may have sounded as...
The days leading to the release of 'Star Wars : Episode VII The Force Awakens' are moments for preparing an effective speculation strategy around Sphero's BB-8. Even though the start-up company has anticipated the ordinary purchasing surplus of the holidays, there is still room for an...
“The State willing to sustain in France the flourishing of successful start-ups to generate economic value and jobs, it creates the French Tech Initiative as an all-encompassing movement of collective mobilisation.”(1) Thus is introduced the call for interest intended to concretis...
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has developed a series of reasonings guaranteeing the pre-eminence of the European Union (EU) over the member States in the matter of mixed agreements.
France and Germany employed public funding to encourage innovation in their respective jurisdiction. Their example reveals two different methods of inciting private financing. It is a starter to understand the choice faced by any sovereign State wanting to stimulate entrepreneurial in...
The French banks are completely uninterested in sustaining entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurs of France have well understood that.
“The law of the Union is ever growing and it seems now certain that, with the terms law of the Union, we refer not to a specific domain of the law but to a legislative and jurisprudential setting similar to that of a State.”(1) This introduction underlines the existence of a se...
While lobbyists are pushing for controlling the decisive positions in the public sphere(1), they can count on the technocracy at the helm.
Since 1957, the legal system of the European Union has gained an ever growing independence from the rest of the international legal order but also from the Member States' legal systems. Today, the EU operates on the same ground as the biggest countries around the world.
From 1 December to 5 December 2014, French employers staged the “week of Employers' Mobilisation for Growth and Jobs”.(1) This action highlighted how inefficiently French entrepreneurs' interests are promoted in the public sphere. This is particularly striking in an European Union...
Rarely the occasion is given to sense an opera flavour instilled into a rap song. But when it is, the result feels like glimpses of gold beaming through the ears. In the classic model, the opera tone gives a halo of grandeur to the whole piece. Some producers have taken it to anothe...
On the background of the new lobbying strategy currently in development,(1) the Austrian companies are making their way to the top and back to their privileged territory.
Jack Abramoff's story shows that the most efficient lobbying strategy during his career consisted in “owning” the public sphere without actually being part of it.(1) However, the borders between lobbying and politics became blurred. New perspectives arose. New methods were develop...
On 7 May 2014(1), Linda Rottenberg gave a talk at Stanford University. The Harvard University and Yale Law School graduate turned CEO(2) was there “on the eve of the launch of her new book (…) called 'Crazy is a compliment' ”(3). The piece has been available since October 2014....
The precedent set by Bradford L. Smith unveils a new tendency in the lobbying domain : to supplant governments in favour of big companies.(1) It is an incidental element from which the new era of lobbying(2) can be inferred. The decisive element is to be drawn from the turning point ...
New instalment in the series dedicated to understanding 'Why firms need lobbyists now more than ever ?' (1). This is the first part of a focus on the new lobbying strategy that has expanded since the beginning of the XXIst century.
Lobbying can be divided into three different pathways : the optimisation of the economic activities, the social representation and the political representation. These three intertwined paths are extensively traversed in the course of a career.
"Uber has been in a campaign but hasn’t been running one" realised Travis Kalanick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the firm Uber.(1) "That is changing now"(2) he added before welcoming a new Chief Executive, the Senior Vice President for Policy & Strategy, David Plouffe.(...
Started in New-York city, the 'Humans of' movement has spread beyond the US' borders. It now takes over 5 French cities, which offer a new approach to the movement.
The lack of accountability regarding the procedure of negotiations for the TTIP leads inexorably to the marginalisation of the EU citizens. Only by considering this procedure as provided by the TFEU, their absence appears flagrant. Though the European Union Parliament remains a fundam...
When comparing the procedures which are to lead to the biggest bilateral trade agreement ever negotiated, the weaknesses of the ever evolving European Union appear blatantly. They resound the fear of those who see in the prospective Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership a pot...
2014 is the time for the United States to step up the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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