A new contract law has been in force in France since October 1, 2016. Many articles in the French Civil Code were amended or even completely repealed as part of the reform. New articles that reflect applicable case law were newly included in the Civil Code.
For all contracts concluded prior to this date, the old Civil Code will essentially continue to apply (with the exception of new articles 1123, 1158 and 1183 of the Civil Code).
The reform of contract law in France has a major impact on all contracts and, consequently, on the General Terms and Conditions in international business transactions. A new article has been included in the Civil Code specifically to deal with this matter.