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James Peterson

Jim Peterson is a US-trained and qualified lawyer, concentrating for over thirty-five years on complex multi-national matters involving corporate securities and financial information.

In law firm and individual practice, he has represented global companies, the international accounting firms and their professional groups in disputes, negotiations, government agency proceedings and standard-setting, as well as advising at senior levels in the underlying strategic debates.

Balance Sheet, a column focused on financial and accountancy matters, launched in April 2002 in the expanded weekend business section of the International Herald Tribune, published in Paris and ran bi-weekly for over five years. Since January 2008 he has addressed those topics on his blog -- please see

Since January 2009 he has taught a course in Risk Management, as adjunct professor at the International School of Management and the law school of the University of Cergy-Pontoise in Paris, and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University as well as at the Law School of the University of Chicago.

He divides his practice and residential time between Paris and Chicago.