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Our Paris office is led by a dynamic, growing team, covering a wide range of business-law specialisms.

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We deliver insight and practical advice around the digital economy for French and international businesses, as well as focusing on our firm’s core sectors of Retail, Transport & Automotive, Life Sciences and Health, and Energy. Main areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions (concentrating on restructuring, venture-capital and trading transactions), tax, real estate, employment, competition and distribution, and commercial law.

Naturally, as technology-savvy lawyers, we’re also strong on IP, publicity and marketing law, internet, e-commerce, information technology and data privacy.

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Leading medical devices manufacturer

Advised on advertising law compliance in France and the launch of its website (data privacy, consumer regulation, media regulation, medical devices regulation).

Onepoint

Assisted a French leading player in the area of digital transformation, on several acquisitions and post-closing integration of listed and non-listed targets specialized in business architecture, digital transformation and business processes management.

Leading NASDAQ technology company

Assisted in relation to several acquisitions, technology transfer transactions and post-closing integration in France over the past two years.

Global car equipment manufacturer

Assisted  a global car equipment manufacturer for the complete demutualization of all its IT systems and completing the negotiation of a large range of IT software and IT services agreements in a tight timeframe.

Pharmaceutical group

Provided general tax assistance to a pharmaceutical group  in claiming before the French tax administration the refund of the 3% tax paid on a distribution of dividends, based on European court case law.

Global healthcare company

On-going assistance with leadership in diabetes care in negotiations with trade unions, consultations with works council on various reorganization projects, several employment disputes and lawsuits, management packages and immigration issues.

HR EMEA management

Assisted HR EMEA management in the framework of labour law matters, in particular concerning drafting of new employment contracts, transfer of employees between entities of the group, non-competition issues and termination of key employees.

International online advertising group

Assisted an international online advertising group on the legal aspects of its offices relocation strategy (relocation of several office spaces into one main site in central Paris).

American medical devices group

Provided tax assistance to an American medical devices group in relation to its transfer pricing matters and provided specific tax advice in relation to  restructuring/reorganisations undertaken by the group in 2016.

Leading global platform

Assisted and represented a leading global platform for private transport services in a data privacy compliance audit and investigation carried out by the French DPA.

French fast-growing start-up

Assisted a fast-growing French start-up in the drafting of the end-to-end contractual framework for the launch of a new global IoT marketplace.

Major telecom company

Assisted the HR management team concerning moral harassment cases in the framework of employees and trade unions actions before French criminal courts.

‘Big 4’ accountancy firm

Assisted with the development and implementation of a series of training programmes for the NHS and for Civil Service Learning.

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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: 10th Oct 2017


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Written on: 25th 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: 13th Sep 2017


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