All publications by Jean-Luc Soulier

Jean-Luc Soulier

Member of the Paris and Brussels Bars

26 May 2020

Covid-19 – Force majeure or hardship: You do not have to choose

Can a party to a commercial contract escape its obligations because of the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic?

The answer to this question, which is of the utmost interest to companies of all sizes, is to be found in the new French contract law introduced by Ordinance of February 10, 2016.

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30 December 2019

Wish us a happy New Year!

The in-depth reform of the French civil procedure that will enter into force on January 1, 2020 brings about significant amendments to the procedural rules applicable before the various courts and will keep us lawyers very busy for a while! And this is all the more true as we will have to acclimatize in a few days to a completely new environment!

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27 February 2019

France is preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Isn’t it too late already?

In a previous article entitled “Brexit: Troubled negotiations failed. What next?”, I mentioned the forthcoming adoption of several Ordinances in furtherance of the so-called Enabling Law of January 19, 2019 that authorized the French Government “to take measures by way of Ordinances to prepare for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union”. Since then, […]

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30 January 2019

Brexit: Troubled negotiations failed. What next?

We are only two months ahead of the expiry of the two-year timeframe provided for by Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union that will entail the automatic exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, unless if this timeframe is extended or if an agreement on a transition period is reached. […]

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27 April 2017

Brexit: Issues at stake in troubled negotiations

The United Kingdom is the first Member of the European Union that used the withdrawal option provided for under Article 50 that was introduced in the Treaty on European Union by the Lisbon Treaty. This unexpected withdrawal raises major challenges that no one seems to have actually anticipated. It seems that no one was prepared […]

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