Arbitration law

Legal system applicable to arbitration in a particular country. It deals in particular with the validity and effects of the arbitration agreement, the functions of the arbitrator, the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, the mandatory procedural rules and actions to set aside the awards and their enforcement. It should not be confused either with the substantive law or the procedural law. It is sometimes referred to as the lex arbitri. French arbitration law is codified in the Book IV of the Civil Procedure Code and was updated by a Decree No. 2011-48 of 13 January 2011.