François MAILHÉ is professor of private law at Picardy-Jules Verne University.
Before being awarded the full professorship (agrégation de droit privé et de sciences criminelles), he held various positions in Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cergy Paris Université (assistant lecturer) and Panthéon-Assas University (associate professor). He also worked as a jurist in the arbitration department of Shearman & Sterling, Paris office.
His research is focused on international litigation and conflict of laws with a PhD defended on "The organization of the international competition of courts" (on the theory and practice of jurisdiction to adjudicate, both of judges and arbitrators). This work was awarded the Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas Prize and the Robert Dennery Prize of the Chancellery of universities and published by Economica, Paris, in 2016.
He is regularly invited to talk or teach in various universities, both abroad (e.g. Doshisha, Beijing Normal, Luxembourg universities) and in France (e.g. Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas, Paris 12 Creteil, Toulouse Universities) and publishes articles in French and English.
Aside from purely academic activities, he is also deputy director of the Lynxlex.com website project, developing an EU private international law online database.
He is a member of the International Law Association, the European Association of Private International Law, Trans-Europe Expert and the Comité Français de Droit International Privé.