By several decrees dated 6 and 9 May 2017 (mainly decrees No. 2017-891, 2017-892, 2017-862 and 2017-888), the French government has enacted a substantial reform of several aspects of French civil procedure (which is also applicable to commercial cases).
The main goal is the reduction of delays and maximization of efficiency of French civil procedure.
The key points of this vast reform are explained below.
Almost all of these new provisions will enter into force as soon as 1st September 2017. Therefore, practitioners and companies need to rapidly digest and master these changes, in order to maintain an astute and efficient management of legal proceedings and thus strategically maximize their outcome.