The Legal Framework for Arbitration in France

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.
  • Legal Provisions: Book IV of the CCP (entered into force on 1 May 2011 following the implementation of Decree No. 2011-48 of 13 January 2011). English translation is available on this French governmental website.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 26 June 1959); reservations: reciprocity.
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 16 December 1966); reservations: none.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 21 August 1967); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 1 September 1999); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016