Initiating arbitration in the Republic of France provides parties with a right to request for:
- interpretation of awards;
- correction of typographical or clerical mistakes;
- issuance of additional awards.
Such requests should be submitted within 90 days after receipt of a notification of an award. Within thirty days, arbitration courts may, on their own initiative, make amendments to arbitration awards if typos are detected in them.
France: Appealing Arbitration Awards
Challenging arbitration awards in France is possible by submitting an appeal with French courts. After resolving a dispute through arbitration in Europe, parties can appeal a decision if:
- arbitration tribunals had no jurisdiction;
- arbitration tribunals were composed in violation of standard procedure;
- procedural violations were committed;
- violation of public order was committed due to enforcement or recognition arbitration awards in the Republic of France;
- signatures of all arbitrators aren’t present on the arbitration award.
Unless there’s a specific agreement between parties, decisions delivered by French courts may not be appealed. Contesting awards issued by French courts is possible by submitting appeals to appellate courts within 30 days from receiving a notification.
Annulment of arbitration decisions delivered in the Republic of France is possible by filing a claim with appellate courts within 30 days of receipt of the notification. Reviewing awards that were set aside by appellate courts is the exclusive prerogative of the court of cassation.
Recognizing & Enforcing Arbitration Awards in France
Enforcement of international arbitration awards in the Republic of France requires providing originals or copies of the arbitration awards together with the originals & copies of an arbitration agreement (including their translations into French). Enforcing international arbitration awards delivered in the Republic of France requires submitting a request to:
- relevantly authorized higher courts (TGI);
- Paris-based TGIs (for awards rendered abroad).
Appealing orders for denial of recognition or execution of arbitration awards is possible within 30 days of the notification. However, those seeking to settle international disputes by arbitration in the Republic of France should keep in mind that orders for enforcement & recognition of international arbitration awards rendered in the Republic of France can’t be appealed. However, parties can submit a request for reversing arbitration awards
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