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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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Significant Labor reforms in France: what do employers need to know and do?

On 22 September 2017, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, executed five legal ordinances making important changes to French Labor law. The reforms are wide-ranging and extensive – significantly changing the...

Written on 10 Oct 2017


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[Video] Osborne Clarke’s recent growth and successes

Osborne Clarke’s growth and successes over the past year:

Written on 25 Sep 2017


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Looking ahead: competition litigation in 2018

In this article published in the international comparative legal guides, Alexandre Glatz, Partner and Charles Meteaut, Associate at Osborne Clarke discuss the competition litigation environment in 2018. Read the article...

Written on 13 Sep 2017


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French Competition Authority leaves uncertain the antitrust scrutiny of major players in the Online Advertising sector

The President of the French Competition Authority (FCA), Isabelle de Silva, recently provided some interesting information regarding the on-going inquiry in the online advertising sector. Launched in the spring of...

Written on 21 Aug 2017


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EU Legislation Watch: New Rules for Consumer Contracts under the Digital Content Directive

As part of the Digital Single Market initiative, European legislators are in the final stages of implementing a new Directive that will fundamentally change the contractual regime for selling digital...

Written on 21 Aug 2017


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Implementing decrees for e-sport competition in France

Bearing in mind the huge economic and legal impacts of e-sport (representing a worldwide market of around 600 millions of dollars with a growth rate of 30% per year according...

Written on 3 Aug 2017


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France implements a new duty to declare Ultimate Beneficial Owner of French registered entities

In the framework of transposing EU Directive 20158/849 dated 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist...

Written on 1 Aug 2017


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Post-Brexit: mutual recognition and enforcement of UK and EU judgments

With exit negotiations now well underway, the EU and the UK now have less than two years to negotiate the conditions of their future relationship. Among numerous issues to address,...

Written on 20 Jul 2017


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