Panel discussion with Mrs Champalaune, Director of the Department of Civil Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, on the impact of the French reform of contract law both domestically and internationally.

French contract law is on the verge of reforming its Civil Code on contracts. This part has remained nearly untouched since its original iteration in 1804. Since that time French contract law has mainly developed outside the Civil Code. It became time to unify the rules of contract law by incorporating case law and other legal provisions, into the Civil code and adapt it to new practices. The aim of the reform is to modernise and simplify the law of contract and to enhance its accessibility and intelligibility.

Mrs Champalaune will be joined on the panel by: Jean-Sébastien Borghetti (Université Panthéon-Assas), Michael Haravon (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris) and Catherine Pédamon (Westminster Law School).

This debate will be an interesting discussion for both legal professionals and law students.