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All publications by Jean-Luc Soulier

Jean-Luc Soulier

Member of the Paris and Brussels Bars

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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30 January 2017

Reform of French contract law: Is the Civil Code victim of the spirit of the times?

Much has already been written about the reform of French contract law that became effective on October 1, 2016. Some legal writers complained that concepts that were specific and clearly defined by case-law have been replaced by vague and uncertain notions. To characterize the inspiration of these new provisions, a legal writer has used the […]

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24 February 2016

Ordinance of February 10, 2016 for the reform of French contract law: The principle of the binding force of contracts is considerably undermined by the new provisions of the French Civil Code

Ordinance of February 10, 2016 for the reform of French contract law that will become effective on October 1, 2016 introduces in the French Civil Code a number of new principles that are expected to significantly change the role of the judge in the resolution of disputes between contracting parties. Particular attention should be given […]

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30 November 2015

Merci

We were deeply moved by the many messages we received from all over the world in the hours that followed the terrible attacks that took place in Paris on November 13. All of these messages expressed a feeling of unity, beyond cultural differences. And this is precisely what differentiates us from the barbarians who perpetrated […]

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