The function of sponsors
Every year, the students from the Master 221 designate, as a sponsor of the class, a personality from the legal and tax world distinguished by the functions occupied, its technical and practical contribution to the discipline and its ties with the Master.
In addition to giving its name to the promotion, the sponsor is a privileged interlocutor for the students who can guide them in their personal and professional career and who participates in major events of the Master’s life (conferences, graduation ceremony…).
Jean-Louis Debré holds a doctorate (PhD) in law, a postgraduate Diploma in Law and Politics, and is a former student of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and a graduate of the National School for the Judiciary.
Former mayor of Evreux, elected five times member of the National Assembly for the Eure Department, former magistrate, Jean-Louis Devré was appointed Minister of the Interior between 1995 and 1997 then Speaker of the National Assembly between 2002 and 2007. He was appointed President of the Constitutional Council in 2007.
In this last function that he held until 2016, Jean-Louis Debré was the craftsman of the Constitutional Council’s emancipation and of its growing importance in tax matters. In the course of its presidency, the development of the “priority preliminary ruling on constitutionality” made it possible for the Council to establish itself as a guarantor of fundamental principles such as consent to taxation, legality and equality before taxation.
An “active” retired, Jean-Louis Debré is now television host of the program “Le Conseil d’Indiscipline” on the Paris Première channel and the official sponsor of the Master 221 class of 2017.
After studying at HEC Paris, Gilles Carrez joined the National School of Administration (ENA).
Gilles Carrez is the Chairman of the Committee on Finance, General Economics and Budgetary Control at the National Assembly (since 2012). He is mainly known for being the author of the Carrez Law, the Carrez Amendment on the deductibility of financial expenses and for its commitment to put public finances back in order.
Mayor of Perreux-sur-Marne (since 1992) and member of the National Assembly for the Val-de-Marne 5th electoral district (Bry / Champigny / Le Perreux) (since 1993) including the city of Nogent-sur-Marne since the last election of 2012, Gillez Carrez is a politician, member of “Les Républicains”.
Following his studies, Gillez Carrez worked in the areas of urban planning and housing, dealing with in particular the projects Eurodisney and “Villes Nouvelles”.
He was the rapporteur general of the National Assembly’s Finance Committee between 2002 and 2012 and President of the Local Finance Committee between 2004 and 2012. He was also a member of the National Assembly-Senate Working Group on the International Financial Crisis.
Today as President of the National Assembly’s Finance Committee, he ensures the proper use of public funds, as well as an ex-officio member of the Committee for the Assessment and Monitoring of Public Policies.
He holds a master’s degree in history and is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is also a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and a former student of the National School of Administration (ENA).
He joined the Council of State in 1974 as a government commissioner in the tax divisions of the Council of State and served as a President of the Paris Administrative Court of Appeal from 1997 to 2007. Appointed Honorary President of the Finance Division of the Council of State in July 2007, he fulfilled his functions until February 2011, when he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Public Works Division until 2014.
In addition to his duties at the Council of State, he was also the First Chairman of the standing committee for disputes and sanctions (CoRDiS) of the Commission for Energy Regulation, from 2007 to 2013 and Vice-President of the Budget and Finance Disciplinary Court from 2007 to 2011.
Pierre-François Racine has long taught taxation at the University Paris-Dauphine, in various programs, including the Master 221. He was Associate Professor from 2002 to 2007.
Lastly, he joined the law firm Lefèvre Pelletier & associés in 2014 as an Of Counsel, where he practices tax litigation and works alongside the Environment Department on public law litigation in the field of energy.