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Has the new French Anti-Bribery law become the most stringent regulation in the world?

On 9 December 2016, following recommendations made two years previously by Transparency International, the Sapin II law on the transparency, fight against bribery and modernisation of the economy was enacted...

Written on 14 Feb 2017

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French Public Authorities given new image rights over national estates

French case law has consistently held that the owners of buildings or historical structures do not have any exclusive right over the image of such building, and cannot prevent the...

Written on 7 Feb 2017

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French regulatory update

At the end of 2016, the French authorities published a number of changes and new initiatives that will impact participants of the payments industry, Paris partner Lise Breteau summarises each...

Written on 1 Feb 2017

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France – Real estate tax alert

Several measures included in the Finance Act for 2017 as well as in the Rectifying Finance Act for 2016 create or modify regimes that may be of interest for the...

Written on 25 Jan 2017

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Overview of the main measures included in the Finance Act for 2017 and in the Rectifying Act for 2016

France: the Finance Act for 2017 and the Rectifying Act for 2016 were published in the Official Gazette on 30 December 2016. The main measures relating to corporations are described...

Written on 11 Jan 2017

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The French Competition Authority issues the highest merger control “gun jumping” fine ever

On 8 November 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) sanctioned the Altice group with an 80 million euro fine, pursuant to Article L. 430-8 of the French Commercial Code, for...

Written on 28 Nov 2016

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A right to copy? Comparing the approaches of France and the US

2016: a year of major sample cases in the US 2016 has been a year full of sample cases, particularly in the US, with Ed Sheeran facing a $20 million...

Written on 9 Nov 2016

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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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