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New head of French Competition Authority sets E-Commerce and digital economy as priorities

Isabelle de Silva has been appointed as chairwoman of the French Competition Authority (FCA).  Mrs de Silva is a former member of the State Council (French supreme administrative court) and...

Written on 7 Nov 2016


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The French Competition Authority fines modelling agencies and their professional union

The French Competition Authority (FCA) has fined 37 modelling agencies, representing almost the entire French market, and their main professional union for anti-competitive practices regarding pricing schedules of models in...

Written on 7 Nov 2016


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France: Introduction of a new tax mainly targeting US leaders of the digital economy including Youtube?

The Finance Committee of the French National Assembly just approved an amendment introducing a new tax levied notably on advertising revenue received by video broadcasting platforms, including Youtube. Although the...

Written on 17 Oct 2016


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International Business Immigration Newsletter | October 2016

For businesses operating in the EU, business immigration issues can play a key role in the success of your business. Moreover, in today’s global economy, companies need to move international...

Written on 12 Oct 2016


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France – A new French immigration law approved with a focus on mobility of employees

The law has created a new residence permit (“Passport Talent”) and modified the procedure for intracompany transfers (which are referred to as “ICT” from now onwards) to simplify mobility within...

Written on 4 Oct 2016


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The General Court of the European Union admits the validity of illegally obtained phone records in antitrust investigations

What was decided? On 8 September 2016, the General Court of the European Union ruled, in the case Goldfish BV and others vs. the European Commission, that telephone recordings illegally...

Written on 4 Oct 2016


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Competition authorities across the EU launch a survey on “parity clauses” in the hotel booking platforms sector

The issue of rate parity clauses continues to develop across the EU.  This year has seen investigations in multiple member states, often with divergent approaches: Germany banning ‘most favoured nation’...

Written on 4 Oct 2016


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Overview of the main measures included in the Draft Finance Act for 2017

The French government released on September 28, 2016, the draft of the Finance Act for 2017. The main measures relating to corporations and individuals are described below. Decrease of the...

Written on 30 Sep 2016


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Overview of the main measures included in the Draft Finance Act for 2017

The French government released on September 28, 2016, the draft of the Finance Act for 2017. The main measures relating to corporations and individuals are described below. Decrease of the...

Written on 30 Sep 2016


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