The Code Napoléon Rewritten - French Contract Law after the 2016 Reforms: Seminar and Book Launch

Event date
29 November 2017
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Oxford week
Faculty of Law - The Cube

Seminar and Book Launch

The provisions of the French Civil Code governing the law of obligations remained largely unchanged from its promulgation in 1804 and served as the model for civil codes across the world. However, in 2016, the French Government effected major reforms of the provisions on the law of contract, the general regime of obligations and proof of obligations by ordonnance. To mark the publication of the book of essays edited by John Cartwright and Simon Whittaker, The Code Napoléon Rewritten: French Contract Law after the 2016 Reforms (Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury, 2017), the Institute of European and Comparative Law is holding a special seminar on the new French contract law in the form of a panel discussion of aspects of the reform. The aim of the seminar is to present the new law to members of the Faculty with an interest in contract law as well as those working on comparative law. The seminar (5.00 pm to 6.30 pm) will be followed by a reception (6.30 pm to 7.00 pm) in the café area.


The Panel

Chair: Professor Birke Häcker
Brasenose College, Oxford
Introduction to the Seminar
Professor John Cartwright
Director of the IECL and Christ Church, Oxford
The Influence of European Soft-law Instruments on the New Law
Dr Solène Rowan
London School of Economics
Termination for Contractual Non-performance
Professor Philippe Stoffel-Munck
University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
The Control of Unfair Contract Terms
Professor John Bell
Pembroke College, Cambridge
L'utile et le juste in the New Code
Professor Simon Whittaker
St John's College, Oxford
Future Reform of 'Civil Liability'


If you are interested in attending, please email the IECL Administrator.

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Comparative Law