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The Reform of the French Procedural Law on Arbitration: An Analytical Commentary on the Decree of May 14, 1980
Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
  • Thomas E. Carbonneau, Penn State Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1981
Abstract
Prior to May 1980, the French domestic law on arbitration had not been subject to any substantial legislative reform since the early nineteenth century. The procedural part of that law, which contained practically all of the French legislative provisions applying to arbitration, was out of date and in need of reconsideration. Despite the considerable French procedural law reforms enacted in 1975, articles 1005 through 1028 of the Nouveau Code de procédure civile had not been revised to any significant extent since the enactment of the Code de procédure civile in 1806. The basic intention of the new legislative text is unmistakable: it is designed to promote arbitration as a framework for dispute resolution.
Citation Information
Thomas E. Carbonneau. "The Reform of the French Procedural Law on Arbitration: An Analytical Commentary on the Decree of May 14, 1980" Hastings International and Comparative Law Review Vol. 4 (1981) p. 273
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