Note on article 8

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A necessary yet delicate reform of French contract law

Article 8 of the law n°2015-177 concerning the modernisation and simplification of law and procedures in the areas of justice and Home Affairs, published on 17 February 2015, authorises the government – in spite of the fierce opposition by the Senate during its adoption – to reform the contract law by means of ordinance in its general terms, as well as with regards to the burden of proof.