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The new French law of contract

Rowan, Solene (2017) The new French law of contract. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 66 (4). pp. 805-831. ISSN 0020-5893

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0020589317000252


The article analyses the recent reform of contract law in France. The section of the Civil Code on the law of contract was amended and restructured in its entirety last year. The revised section came into force on 1 October 2016. The article considers its main innovations and compares them with the corresponding principles of English law and some contract law international instruments, mainly the UNIDROIT Principles and the Principles of European Contract Law. The paper also assesses whether the new provisions achieve their stated aim of rendering French contract law more accessible, predictable, and influential abroad and commercially attractive.

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Additional Information: © 2017 British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:30

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