Rémi Poirot

Rémi Poirot is a third-year Comparative Constitutional Law and Public Finances PhD candidate at Sorbonne Law School. He is currently working on a thesis on the comparative governance of Global Metropolises with a focus on Greater Paris, Greater London and Greater New York City, under the supervision of Professor Eleonora Bottini (Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Theory at University of Caen-Normandie, France) and Professor Matthieu Conan (Professor of Public Finances at University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne).

His research aims at grasping the constitutional, legislative, financial and fiscal arrangements that dictate the ways in which these three major metropolises are governed, in order to determine the extent of home rule they are entitled to. Thus, the purpose of his thesis is to discuss the ability of local government law to embrace the metropolitisation process they are facing.