LexisNexis and Sader Publishing, in Partnership with Salloum & Partners LLC, Launch the First Trilingual French Civil Code (UAE Edition)
LexisNexis, in collaboration with Sader Publishing, launches the first trilingual French Civil Code (English – French – Arabic), under the supervision of Professor Michel Séjean, with a forward by Nicole Belloubet, former French Minister of Justice.
More than 200 years after its first edition, the Civil Code continues to have a global reach. It remains the point of reference for many codified and non-codified texts around the world. This Code is part of LexisNexis’ desire to share the long history and experience of the Civil law with lawyers from different legal systems and to promote the Rule of Law.
The French Civil Code has left its mark in the MENA region. It influenced the work of several famous Arab legal scholars such as Youssef Wahba Pasha in Egypt, who was the first person, in the late 19th century, to translate the Napoleonic Code into Arabic. The French Civil Code also inspired the famous jurist Abdel Razzaq Al Sanhouri in his work on the Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian, Jordanian, Libyan and Kuwaiti Civil Codes, as well as the work of Choucri Cardahi on the Lebanese Code of Obligations and Contracts in the 1930’s.
Accessing the updated version of the French Civil Code, that incorporates the recent reform of the law of obligations, should prove to be particularly useful to many legislators, academics, researchers, students and practitioners around the world. To make sure that language is no barrier, LexisNexis and Sader Publishing have taken the initiative to combine in one book, an English and Arabic translation of the entire French Civil Code in order to make the concepts accessible to as many people as possible – especially common law trained lawyers.
An explanatory note, written by a renowned professor precedes each section of the Civil Code.
The English translation was carried out by law professors from Loyola University (New Orleans, USA) and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, USA), as part of a project led by Juriscope. Expertise on English terminology was provided by Professor Michel Séjean.
The Arabic translation was carried out by Sader Publishing.
The UAE edition is sponsored by Salloum & Partners LLC: “We are proud to support LexisNexis’ trilingual publication of the Civil Code, which comes as we celebrate our 40th year in 2020. We are confident that this publication will make the Civil Code accessible to and serve as a reference and invaluable resource for students and practitioners of law in the MENA region and other non-French speaking jurisdictions whose legal systems are based on the Civil Code, not to mention those from a Common Law background,” said Ziad Salloum, Partner at Salloum & Partners LLC.
The trilingual French Civil Code can be purchased online at www.lexiscode.com/en/
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About Sader Publishing
SADER® comprises a group of companies, the first of which was a publishing house founded in Lebanon, in 1863. It is a heritage that has grown into a legacy in the field of law, in both Lebanon and the MENA region. SADER® provides comprehensive legal and business solutions to and for the Middle East, Gulf and Levant. In 1921, Youssef SADER transformed the company into a creator of legal content precious to the legal community in the region. SADER® became the first specialized legal publisher in the Middle East. Publisher of numerous legal compendiums and specialized books, it turned its offering from traditional print to online complex digital solutions. In line with promoting its vision of facilitating access to legal information and services for people around the world, SADER sought to provide its expertise to the benefit of the greater Middle East region. The UAE Ministry of Justice being among its first and primary supporters, SADER launched the UAE Legal portal in 2007 with the Ministry of Justice. In 2008, LexisNexis and Sader Publishing joined efforts to launch the Lexis® Middle East online platform.
About Salloum & Partners
Salloum & Partners LLC is a multidisciplinary, multilingual, and multicultural boutique law firm, first established in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 1980. It has become a leading player in the Emirati legal world, offering a local and cross-jurisdictional expertise. Salloum & Partners LLC operates comfortably in Arabic, English, French and Italian, and is in service to a diverse client base coming from a wealth of sectors and backgrounds, including entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, SMEs, large local and multinational corporations, family businesses and family offices, banks and financial institutions, local and foreign government entities and government-owned companies. The law firm retains a highly renowned dispute resolution practice. As one of the oldest and most prominent law firms in the region, Salloum & Partners LLC has always been proud to provide practical advice and holistic solutions to complex problems, underpinned by an unrivalled understanding of the unique cultural and commercial environment of the UAE.
About the Supervisor
Michel Séjean is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Interpretation and Translation (ISIT Paris) and holds a Ph.D. in Law. He is a Professor at the Université Bretagne Sud. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Henri Capitant Law Review and a member of the Paris MENA Legal Club’s Scientific Board.