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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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Nous mettons notre connaissance pointue et pratique du secteur de l’économie numérique au service de notre clientèle, française et étrangère, et nous focalisons également sur les autres secteurs clés d’Osborne Clarke, à savoir les secteurs de la distribution, des transports, de la santé et sciences de la vie et de l’énergie. Nos domaines d’intervention principaux, à la fois en conseil et en contentieux, sont les fusions-acquisitions et restructurations, les opérations de capital-risque et opérations boursières, les transactions immobilières, la fiscalité des entreprises et fiscalité internationale, le droit du travail et des relations sociales, le droit commercial, économique et de la distribution et le droit de la concurrence.

Naturellement, en tant qu’avocats experts des technologies, un axe fort de notre pratique tient au droit du numérique (Internet, e-commerce et informatique, données personnelles), ainsi qu’au droit de la publicité, des médias et de l’audiovisuel, et la propriété intellectuelle et industrielle.

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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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Decision of the French Constitutional Court concerning the contribution on added value and tax consolidated companies

Le Conseil Constitutionnel a, dans une décision en date du 19 mai 2017, déclaré contraire au principe d’égalité devant la loi les modalités de calcul spécifique de la CVAE pour

Written on: 24th May 2017


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European Commission releases results of pan-European survey regarding the effects of remedies taken by Online Travel Agencies over parity clauses.

On 6 April 2017, the European Commission released its report outlining the results of a questionnaire sent to the main players in the online travel industry last summer. The report

Written on: 24th May 2017


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E-commerce sector inquiry: Commission publishes its final report

On May 10 2017, the European Commission published its final report on its e-commerce sector enquiry. As we have highlighted in previous updates (see the following links for updates: Competition

Written on: 16th May 2017


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