Jean-Paul Tran Thiet used to be a French and European civil servant. He has held top-ranking positions as an advisor and a negotiator in both Paris and Brussels, including those as:
- Advisor to the private office of the Vice-president of the European Commission,
- Head of department at the SGAE, General Secretariat for European Affairs,
- Advisor, and then Co-Director of the private office of two Ministers in charge of European Affairs,
- Special Advisor of the French Prime Minister.
After this public career, he joined the Paris Bar as an Attorney specialised in European law and economic regulation, including antitrust.
Jean-Paul has always been active in not-for-profit activities, as Member of the Board of Institut Montaigne and Chairman of its "European Affairs" working group, Secretary General of Avenir-Transports, a group of members of the French Parliament, Honorary Chairman of the French association of Energy law, etc.
His latest publication, “Save the Asylum Right”, is a production of a joint working group between Institut Montaigne and Terra Nova, two prominent French think tanks.