France Adopts New Arbitration Law

Last week, France adopted a new law on arbitration, Decree No. 2011-48 dated January 13, 2011. The law, the first French reform of arbitration law since the 1980s, codifies existing case law, reaffirms the French legal system’s support of arbitration, and seeks to establish France as a leader in the field of international arbitration. In addition to the password-protected coverage in the January 24 edition of the New York Law Journal, you can read various free descriptions and analyses of the law here, here and here.

(H.T. to Ed Pekarek)

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