National Report for France

Ghio, Emilie (2019) National Report for France. In: Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781788115513

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This chapter investigates the treatment of executory contracts under French corporate insolvency law.
While the French Commercial Code does not provide a definition of the concept of executory contracts, it is generally assumed that insolvency proceedings do not result in the automatic termination of the debtor’s executory contracts. Hence, executory contracts remain binding on both parties pending their assumption or rejection by the insolvency official. As certain types of executory contracts are deemed to justify special treatment in insolvency proceedings, the chapter investigates their treatment under the law.
The chapter also investigates the treatment of contractual remedies in insolvency law, such as ipso facto clauses, close-out netting provisions and flip clauses. Finally, the chapter analyses the most recent reforms in the corporate insolvency field and the drivers behind these regulatory changes.
The report concludes that the most recent reforms have improved the balance between debtor and creditor protection: France is now a more investor-friendly jurisdiction, while debtors benefit from a more sophisticated set of tools.

Item Type: Book Section
1 February 2018Accepted
26 April 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Executory Contracts; Corporate Insolvency Law; Termination and Assignment of Clauses; Ipso Facto Clauses; Regulatory Reform; France
Subjects: CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Emilie Ghio
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 09:36
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 14:08

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