The guide examines the most significant issues regarding arbitration in France, in relation to commercial and investment disputes with French elements.
It describes investment arbitration issues (bilateral investment treaties, multilateral conventions), domestic French arbitration law provisions, French arbitral institutions (including especially the ICC for international disputes), the enforceability of arbitration awards in France, the constitution of arbitral tribunals in France, rules on confidentiality in France, the availability of interim measures in support of arbitration by French Courts, time limits for arbitral awards, and cost allocation and recovery for French arbitrations, amongst other topics.
It also discusses recent French jurisprudence on arbitration and statutory changes, including the effect of Law No. 2016-1691 of 9 December 2016 on transparency, combating corruption and economic modernisation, which has impacted the legal regime concerning enforcement proceedings against State-owned property located in France.
Please do not hesitate to consult this guide to arbitration in France, which will remain available below.