New French Law of Arbitration


A new law of arbitration was adopted yesterday in France. The Décret n° 2011-48 of 13 January 2011 portant réforme de l’arbitrage amends the French Code of Civil Procedure accordingly. The old provisions of the Code on arbitration dated back to 1980 and 1981. The reform is concerned with both domestic and international arbitration.

The new provisions are available here. An explanatory report can be found here.