New French Books on the Conflict of Laws


For long, scholars interested in the French conflict of laws had to refer to a few traditional books, in particular the treaty of Batiffol and Lagarde (8th edition 1993), but also the manuals of Loussouarn and Bourel (9th edition 2007, with professor Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières), of Pierre Mayer (9th edition 2007, with professor Vincent Heuzé), and of Bernard Audit (3rd edition 2006).

In 2005 and in 2007, three new books covering the whole field of conflicts have enriched French private international law. They all bear the title Droit International Privé.

The first was published in 2005 by professor Thierry Vignal, who lectures at Cergy-Pontoise University. The publisher is Armand Colin.

The second was published in 2007 by professor Marie-Laure Niboyet and professor Geraud de Geouffre de la Pradelle, who lecture at Paris X (Nanterre) University. The publisher is LGDJ.

The third was published in 2007 by professor Dominique Bureau, who lectures at Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) University, and professor Horatia Muir Watt, who lectures at Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) University. The publisher is PUF.