The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.

  • Legal Provisions: Book IV, Articles 1442 - 1527 of the Code of Civil procedure (CCP) (entered into force on 1 May 2011 following the implementation of Decree No. 2011-48 of 13 January 2011). 

Arbitral Institutions

  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

  • Mediation and Arbitration Centre of Paris (CMAP)

  • The Court of Arbitration of Northern Europe (CAREN)

  • International Arbitration Chamber of Paris (CAIP)

  • Maritime Arbitration Chamber of Paris (Chambre arbitrale maritime de Paris – CAMP)

  • Association for Arbitration (AFA)

  • European Court of Arbitration

  • French Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Centre

  • Interprofessional Mediation and Arbitration Centre

  • Franco-Arab Mediation and Arbitration Center attached to the Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce

  • Institute for Expertise, Arbitration and Mediation

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 26 June 1959); reservations:

Referring to the possibility offered by paragraph 3 of article I of the Convention, France declares that it will apply the Convention on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another contracting State.

Referring to paragraphs 1 and 2 of article X of the Convention, France declares that this Convention will extend to all the territories of the French Republic.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 16 December 1966).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 21 August 1967).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 1 September 1999).


Last updated February 2019