Chaire de recherche du Canada en ÉPI

Université Laval


Guillaume François Larouche is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Fellow within the Horizon Europe GEM-DIAMOND project (Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism - Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative Models and mounting Normative Dissensus). He is currently pursuing a triple PhD degree in European Law at iCourts, the Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Prof. Mikael Rask Madsen, in International Studies at the École supérieure d’études internationales de l’Université Laval (ESEI) under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Frédéric Morin, and in Legal Sciences at the Faculty of Law of Université Libre de Bruxelles under the supervision of Prof. Chloé Brière.

An affiliated PhD researcher with the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy at Université Laval, with the Centre de recherche en droit public de l'Université de Montréal, and with the Centre de droit européen de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, Guillaume François holds a Master of Laws (LLM) with Concentration in International Trade and Foreign Investment from the University of Ottawa (for which he received the mention “Excellent”), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Université Laval, and an advanced certificate in French and European Law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

In addition to his doctoral research, he is currently working on a book chapter preliminary entitled “ Policy trends and options for the future relationship between international tax and investment law” with Prof. Wolfgang Alschner of the University of Ottawa. He presented previous research results on the international norm against corruption as a candidate for jus cogens at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference in Scotland (UK) and on the potential adaptation of the WTO legal paradigm on “like” products to include environmental considerations at the 5th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference in Montreal (Canada).

He is a member of the Barreau du Québec since January 2020 and practiced public law in Montréal.

Besides his research interests and law practice, Guillaume François is interested in history, visual arts, French literature, travel, outdoor activities, and sports (swimming, running, cycling, yoga, and cross-country skiing).

Research interest

Rule of Law

Public International Law

International Economic Law

European Law

Legal Professionals and International Judges

EU External Action

Legal Knowledge

Empirical Legal Studies

Public Law and Constitutional Law

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