• Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Institut Droit Ethique Patrimoine (IDEP)

Research unit


The IDEP laboratory (institute of law, ethics and heritage) is organized around four research areas and fields of expertise: the Contract Law Department, the Business Law and Ethics Division, the Property Law Division and the Arbitrage and Litigation Division.
IDEP is particularly open to international research, it hosts visiting professors, PhD students or post-docs from Europe, North America, Latin America or Asia each year.
IDEP collaborates with foreign universities as well as with companies, institutions and legal professionals (notary studies, law firms).
Since 2009, the institute has developed expertise in business ethics, public life and the judicial world. This expertise is based on research tools (the observatories of corporate ethics, the observatory of group actions) and a legal support platform for citizens or companies through its legal clinic Paris-Saclay. Having first worked with large companies, IDEP now deplys its expertise as well to startups.


  • Mr Yann PACLOT

Innovation themes

Map and access

54, boulevard Desgranges
92330 SCEAUX

Our research areas


- contract law
- European contract law
- law and business ethics
- patrimonial right
- arbitration and litigation
- sustainable development
- codes of ethics
- responsibility and insurance
- art market
- criminal law

Applications sectors

  • Other business
  • Administration / Public sector
  • Education / Training
  • Personal services / services to individuals
  • Business services
  • Bank / Insurance / Finance

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 70
Number of researchers : 30
Number of doctoral students : 30


Our results

Projects examples

- international academies of IDEP (annual topics: Ecological Governance, Group Action, Codes of Ethics, Ethics and Cultural Heritage)
- monitoring of ethics in companies
- monitoring of group actions
- annual conferences on civil liability and insurance (the fact of presupposition and civil liability), cinema festival Ciné-Droit (topics: the trial, the secret)

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France: Court of Cassation, Society of comparative legislation, Association Trans Europe Experts, Henri Capitant Association
- International: UNIDROIT Institute (Rome), University of Montreal, Tilburg University, Queen Mary University, Glasgow University, Georgetown University

Private collaborations

- collaboration and expertise for organizations and institutions


Establishments of affiliation