Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 2

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

French legislative and regulatory developments Page 4

French proceedings Page 6

European and international law Page 7

FEATURES

The so-called inefficiency of the French legal system: Myth or reality in civil and commercial matters? Page 9

The ultimate rejection (for the time being…) of class actions under French law? Page 11

Uncertain jurisdiction in contractual matters within the European Union Page 13

Rome II Regulation, clarifications as to its scope of application Page 16

Four years after the Christopher X decision, US courts still give little deference to the French blocking statute Page 18

The new Italian rules governing financial penalties ordered to compel the enforcement of court decisions: Differences and similarities with the French regime Page 22

IN PRACTICE

The dematerialisation of French civil procedure Page 24

TRANSLATOR'S CORNER: Avocat Page 26

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