Jean is currently a professor of law at Deakin University, Australia. He studied in South Africa and obtained his doctorate in Law (LLD) in 1991. He is currently teaching the units Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and Corporations Law at Deakin University. Jean has spent extensive time doing research in the UK and in Germany (as Alexander von Humboldt Scholar) in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. He has published extensively in international refereed law journals in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. Jean also published several books as co-author in Australia, Germany and South Africa.