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Anne Coulon-Rana


Dr. Anne Coulon-Rana has taught at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, since 2015. She holds a PhD from the University of Limerick, Ireland and the Faculty of Law of Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, France. Representing a prominent French law firm, she has practiced in India as a solicitor for several years, handling complex cross border transactions for French and Indian companies. She also served the French Embassy in India as a Trade advisor and a legal counsel for the Consulate. Anne also taught in Ireland, India and Thailand and worked in NGOs and with EU projects before joining Thammasat.

Anne’s teaching and research interests focus on international business transactions, commercial contract law, and alternative dispute resolution.


  • “Avocat” (French Lawyer – Attorney and Solicitor), Ecole de Formation des Avocats Centre Sud (EFACS), Montpellier, France
  • PhD in Law, University of Limerick, Ireland/ Faculty of Law of Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, France
  • Masters in International Public And Private Law, Law Institute for Peace and Development studies, Faculty of Law, Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

Thesis Topics

Work Experience

Lawyer and Lecturer, NGO officer in England and India, worked in various capacities for EU projects in India.

Areas of Interest

  • International commercial exchanges
  • contract structuring and contract law
  • alternative modes of dispute resolution

Courses Taught

  • LB266 Introduction to the French Legal System
  • TU100 Civic Education (co-instructor)
  • LB260 Skills in Legal Language: Research Writing and Presentation Education (co-instructor)
  • LB461 Legal Profession Education (co-instructor)
  • LB622 Alternative Dispute Resolutions (instructor, LLM course)
  • LB 434 Alternative Dispute Resolutions for Business (Instructor)
  • LB433 International Business Transactions (Instructor)
  • LB396 European Business Law Education (co-instructor)
  • TU103 Life and Sustainability Education (co-instructor)


Senior Editor Consultant, ALSA Law review on topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Asia, July 2018.

Academic articles

  • Dynamics of law-making for the cosmetic industry, regulatory convergence & sustainability actions” Thammasat Law Journal, Thailand, December 2017
  • Printemps 2016 : celui de la mise en place de la TVA unique en Inde?” Publications Centre français de droit compare, January 2016
  • «Improving quality of life of rural women: biogas programme under the (SCALE) Project». European Institute for Asian Studies Bulletin, November 2005


Book Chapters

  •   “EU-India Development Cooperation”, in book titled “EU-India: a Critique”. Shazia Aziz Wulbers (Ed.) August 2008
  • “EU-India Understanding on Major Global Issues” in book “Rising India- Europe’s Partner?” Klaus Voll, Doreen Beierlein (Eds.) Berliner StudienzurInternationalenPolitik und Gesellschaft (Hrsg. von Klaus Voll und Uwe Skoda), June 2006



  •  Strengthening Trade and Investment Ties between India and the EU: The Case of the Energy Sector”. Adamas Law Firm Newsletter, France, December 2016
  • Approaching successfully the Indian Pharmaceutical Market: Scenario and IPR Protection in India”. Adamas Law Firm Newsletter, France May 2015
  • Regional training course on Food safety risk analysis in Tokyo”. Internal rapport for the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), June 2013


  • Appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor to the Embassy of France in India, New Delhi by a decree signed by the French Prime Minister.
  • Plassey Campus (University of Limerick) Scholar & John Magnier (Irish Embassy) Scholar.


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