Jean-Paul Beraudo was born on 12 September 1946 in Saint-Raphael, France.
He was awarded the Docteur en Droit with a thesis on the French-Spanish relationship
under international law. At present he is Conseiller à la Cour de Cassation (since 2000). Previously, he was Presiding Judge of the Commercial Division
of the Grenoble Court of Appeal (1991-2000), Executive and Head of the International
Office of the Civil Division of the Ministry of Justice (1976-1991), and Juge
d'instruction – examining judge – (1974-1976).
is also Professor of International Trade Law at Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne),
French delegate to UNCITRAL (Chairman of Committee I of the Diplomatic Conference
on Terminal Operators Liability
and Chairman of several working groups and drafting committees), French delegate
to the Hague Conference (attending negotiations on the law applicable to and
the recognition of trusts as well as the law applicable to the international
sale of goods), and French delegate to UNIDROIT (attending negotiations on
international leasing, international factoring, hotel operation contracts,
carriage of dangerous goods on roads). He is French correspondent of UNIDROIT
and Member of the Scientific Board of Uniform Law Review (UNIDROIT).
Editions du Juris-classeur: Commentary of the Brussels, Lugano
conventions and EEC 44/2001 Rule on Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments
Editions Masson: Commentary of the main conventions relating to international