This unique volume features an up-to-date expert English translation of the French Commercial Code and includes all amendments to the Code over the past year. The Code includes all commercial matters, including corporate, anti-trust, and bankruptcy law. Areas with extensive coverage include general provisions on commerce, commercial companies and economic interest groupings, certain types of sales and exclusivity clauses, freedom of prices and competition, negotiable instruments and guarantees, the organization of commerce, and certain regulated professions. This edition also includes footnotes explaining hard-to-translate terms, an extensive glossary of French legal terms and a practical topic index. This translation is especially useful for non-French speakers requiring a precise understanding of those matters governed by the Code as well as for those practitioners needing to explain the Code to English-speaking clients.
The new 2007 edition incorporates changes to five of the eight Books of the Code - Books I, II, III, VI, and VII. The majority of the changes appear in Book II in the sections relating to the management and administration of public limited companies, as well as the many changes made to the sections relating to share capital and the shareholdings of employees. Also addressed in this edition are amendments to sections relating to commercial transactions, commercial persons, public auction sales, undertakings in difficulty and the registry of the Commercial Court.
In addition to the full translation of the text of the Code, this volume includes useful footnotes to define French terms, and a glossary of French words translated into English.show more