Born on 21st January 1972 in Dusseldorf, Germany, of German nationality, Alice Meier-Bourdeau has the distinction of being a ministerial officer who is a citizen of another member state of the European Union. She is perfectly trilingual in French, German and English.
Alice Meier-Bourdeau has a Ph. D. in Law (with a thesis on “Nationality as a criteria for incorporation into private French and German international law”), a post-graduate degree in general private law (from the University of Paris X – Nanterre, gaining the highest mark of her year) and a degree in Applied Law Studies in French and German law (from Paris X – Nanterre, with distinction). She was Teaching and Research attaché at the University of Paris X – Nanterre from 1996 to 2000, then became a lawyer at the Paris bar (after coming top of her class in the CAPA law school exams). She qualified as a barrister to the Council of State and the Court of Cassation in 2009.
Before becoming a partner in the firm, Alice Meier-Bourdeau worked as an associate lawyer for about ten years in various avocat aux Conseils firms.
She specialises in private and employment litigation, litigation for provisional remand compensation, as well as certain branches of public law litigation (civil service, interim procedures).
She is a member of Trans Europe Experts (TEE), the Association of French and German lawyers (AJFA), the European Law Institute (ELI), the French Community for Private International Law (Comité français de droit international privé) and of the Société de législation comparée.
Her particular interest in private international law and family law (especially relating to estates, whether inheritance laws or matrimonial regimes) has led her to write various papers and contributions (for example, articles on the new Franco-German matrimonial regime published in La Semaine Juridique and the Courrier juridique des finances et de l’industrie, or her significant contribution to the work on children’s rights – “L’enfant, sujet de droits. Filiation, patrimoine, protection” published by Editions Lamy in November 2010).
She has also lectured at a number of conferences, such as that on European family law on 21 and 22 November 2013 (Vers un statut Européen de la famille?, Family law centre, (University of Lyon 3), CREDIP and GDR ELSJ (CNRS) or on class action on 26 April 2013 (Sur la voie de l’action de groupe, Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), the Institute of Ethical Law and Estate of the University of Paris-Sud, the Centre of Criminal Law, litigation justice section of the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, participation in the round table discussion “Modalités de mise en oeuvre”).