All publications by Jean-Luc Soulier

Jean-Luc Soulier

Member of the Paris and Brussels Bars

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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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


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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26 June 2015

The inventor of the sewing machine and the arthropods

Much has been said about the resistances of French society to major industrial and technological revolutions. A little book[1] in praise of Barthélémy Thimonnier, the inventor of the sewing machine, given to me by the CEO of the company Thimonnier, is a reminder that fear of change and temptation of inaction can resurface wherever an […]

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