Dealing with a bankrupt’s affairs in France


February 2012


43.4.1 Introduction

This chapter provides information and advice on issues of a practical nature when dealing with the bankrupt’s affairs (particularly, assets) in France. 

Currently the chapter contains only information to assist in dealing with an insolvent’s property in France.  The intention is that the chapter will be further developed to deal with other issues relating to that country as the need arises.

Chapter 43.0 covers those areas common to all “international” bankruptcies (such as gaining recognition of the insolvency order in another country and the legal basis on which the official receiver, as trustee, is able to deal with assets in overseas).


The chapter is divided into the following parts:

Part 1 – Dealing with real property in France (paragraphs 43.2.2 to 43.2.30)


The chapter contains the following annexes:

Annex A – MP2 for France

Annex B – MP3 for France

Annex C – English translation of Annex A

Annex D – English translation of Annex B

Annex E – Letter requesting registration of bankruptcy at French land registry 

Annex F – English translation of Annex E

Annex G – Letter requesting search of French land registry

Annex H – English translation of Annex G

Annex H1 – Application for French land registry search

Annex H2 – Copy of Annex H1 with guidance notes

Annex H3 – Copy of Annex H1 translated into English for reference only

Annex I – Document explaining disclaimers

Annex J – English translation of Annex I


The following abbreviation is used in this chapter:

The Regulation – The EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings 2000


[On to Part 1 – Dealing with real property in France]