Since 2004, Marie-Élodie Ancel is a professor at the Law Faculty of University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), where she teaches private international law and arbitration law.
Professor Ancel regularly publishes case notes and articles relating to dispute resolution and applicable law, especially in the fields of contracts, intellectual property and e-commerce. Her first book was dedicated to The Characteristic Performance of the Contract (Economica) and consisted in a research in French contract law and European private international law. Co-writer with Professors Pascale DEUMIER and Malik LAAZOUZI of a book on international contracts (Sirey, 2020), she also worked with Professor Hélène GAUDEMET-TALLON on the sixth edition of her book Compétence et exécution des jugements en Europe (LGDJ, 2018). In 2013, she created Lynxlex, an online legal database dedicated to the private international law instruments of the European Union.
Professor Ancel was one of the co-founders of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy) and its co-secretary general from 2017 to 2019. She still is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy.
Furthermore, she is Secretary General of the Comité français de droit international privé, a member of the Comité français de l’arbitrage and a member of the International Law Association (French Branch).