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Could French Contract Law Become the Preferred Governing Law for International Business Contracts?

Posted on: 27 April 2017
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BRYAN  CAVE  LLP  FRANCO-BRITISH INITIATIVE

Could French Contract Law Become the Preferred Governing Law for International Business Contracts?

On January 26 2017, Bryan Cave’s London office hosted a debate on the recently implemented reform of French contract law – the French Civil Code – which is designed to make it the law of choice for international companies. Two teams of lawyers discussed whether French law was now a challenge to the dominance of English law in cross-border contracts.

The English law argument was presented by:

•         Rémy Blain, Bryan Cave M&A Partner and Managing Partner of the Paris office

•         Jeremy Aron, Group Legal Director, Packaging at DS Smith

And the French law argument by:

•         Mathew Rea, Co-head of the Global International Arbitration Team and a Partner in Bryan Cave’s London office

•         Catherine Pédamon, Deputy Head of the LLM Course in International Commercial Law in the Department of Advanced Legal Studies at Westminster Law School and a Senior lecturer in Law

The event was moderated by Peter Rees QC of 39 Essex Chambers. Peter is a leading expert in international arbitration and commercial litigation and the former Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Catherine Pédamon, (centre) with fellow debaters.

Catherine Pédamon (centre) with fellow debaters.

Read the full pdf. here: franco-british-initiative-bryan-cave-flyer_c01v03