Profession Jurigeek

Simon Mareschal de Charentenay is a legal researcher and blockchain expert. An advocate of LegalTech, he offers companies an innovative solution for dematerializing their financial securities (shares, bonds etc.). This technology is used by the MonJuridique.infogreffe platform, and was awarded the Prix de l'Innovation by the University of Montpellier in 2020.

Blockchain has become my specialty," says Simon Mareschal de Charentenay. It's the subject of my research and my passion, and this has led me to entrepreneurship in this innovative sector." And it was to meet the needs of the legal world that this legal researcher, assisted by a few associates, developed a technology for dematerializing share or general meeting registers on the blockchain network. A small revolution in shareholder management that has not failed to attract the attention of the giant Infogreffe, which markets the product under the name MonJuridique.infogreffe.

Managing shareholders

" There are currently 3.5 million unlisted companies in France. Most of them manage their equity securities on paper," continues the researcher. Equity interests are securities that enable investors to contribute funds to a company in return for remuneration. These paper documents circulate from buyers to sellers or between law firms, with a high risk of loss", explains the researcher. Dematerialization provides initial material security, but the real difference comes with blockchain, as it makes the title to shares legally enforceable." By offering greater visibility of financial security movements, MonJuridique.infogreffe is also becoming a genuine shareholder management tool, which has already won over more than 18,000 companies since its launch in July 2021.

Professional hybridity

It was in 2016 that "the blockchain fly" bit the young researcher specializing in legal theory. A geeky world that he finds " fascinating ", into which he enters and navigates with his legal weapons. " Blockchain is a normative system in its own right; it's a kind of autonomous legal system that aims to be an alternative to the traditional legal system. " Driven by this passion, he met the computer scientists and engineers with whom he embarked on start-up entrepreneurship. The engineers are working on blockchain technology, and the lawyer is trying to " invent new normative schemes capable of meeting the need for regulatory security ", with the support of his laboratory and the Faculty of Law and Political Science. " I wouldn't have been able to create this professional hybridity if CERCOP* and my university hadn't given me the freedom to venture into this complex forest and bring back a few nuggets.


Simon Mareschal de Charentenay's Faculty of Law and Political Science is now taking advantage of these nuggets to create a university degree in LegalTech in 2021, certified by the Stanford Codex, one of the best if not the best research center dedicated to LegalTech in the world. " I'm calling it the Netflix degree: entirely dematerialized, open to all nationalities, immersed in Google's legal departments and with American teachers filming themselves walking around Silicon Valley... It's very fresh! " A way
for this trailblazer to make his mark, while demonstrating that studying law can open up " hybrid careers where the university is not just a distributor of knowledge, but an actor in innovation ". It's enough to inspire a whole chain of vocations.