The Paris Court of Appeal rules over French courts’ jurisdiction to hear a liability...

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In a recent decision issued by the International Commercial Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal, the court quashed a judgment of the Paris...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – France

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FRANCE Eric Borysewicz, Karim Boulmelh and Marlena Harutyunyan A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation Since the 2011 reform of the French law on arbitration, article 1459 of the...

The International commercial chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed that a failure...

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Paris Court of Appeal, 25 February 2020, No 19/1507575; 19/15816; 19/15817; 1915818; 15/819 The International commercial chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal, created in...

The Paris Court of Appeal confirms arbitrators’ application of UNIDROIT principles in the absence...

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Paris Court of Appeal, 25 February 2020, No. 17/18001 Prakash Steelage Ltd. ("Prakash Steelage" or "Respondent"), an Indian company, entered into a sale agreement with...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – France

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FRANCE Eric Borysewicz, Karim Boulmelh and Marlena Harutyunyan A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation A new Decree no. 2019-1089 on the Certification of Online Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration...

France: Terms of reference – a key document to which the parties to an...

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In a decision dated 15 June 2017, the French Cour de cassation held that an acknowledgment of the validity of the arbitral tribunal’s constitution...

U.S. Second Circuit Confirms Annulled Award Cannot Be Enforced

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Two years after its noted decision enforcing an annulled award in the Pemex case, the Second Circuit again took up the issue of enforcement...

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017

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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The deepening of Canadian and European...
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Arbitration Statistics 2020 – In Full Sail Through the COVID Storm

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Introduction It is this time of the year again: most major arbitration institutions have published their statistical reports, giving us the opportunity to take a...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that an arbitral tribunal may under certain circumstances refuse to...

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In a decision published on 15th June 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") dismissed a challenge to set aside an arbitral award because...

Offsetting counterclaims against an arbitral award in the enforcement stage – a promising defense?

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In a recent decision, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt defined the requirements and limits in which the losing party in an arbitration can...

How long do parties need to wait for an arbitral award in Germany?

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Parties often chose arbitration over state court litigation because arbitral proceedings are more flexible and more efficient. Parties are typically not in the business...

The Paris Court of Appeal rules over French courts’ jurisdiction to hear a liability...

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In a recent decision issued by the International Commercial Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal, the court quashed a judgment of the Paris...

Brussels Court of First Instance rules that tribunal secretaries can assist in drafting an...

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In a judgment of 17 June 2020, the Brussels Court of First Instance refused to set aside an ICC award in favour of the...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that claims against bankrupt Swiss parties do not ipso facto...

In a decision published on 1st March 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") ruled on the arbitrability of a claim and the corresponding...

A Year in Arbitration: Recent Court Decisions from Turkey and Developments Around the World

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In the course of the past year, the Turkish courts have issued various decisions in relation to arbitration matters, which may be of interest...

Climate Finance and Arbitration

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fight against Climate Change was the number one topic on the news. What was most striking about the fight...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on France in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on France in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.