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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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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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