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Avoiding pitfalls in drafting and using unilateral option clauses
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA, France, Russia, United Kingdom
  • July 16 2013

There are number of reasons for a party to choose arbitration over litigation as the means of dispute resolution. For example, a key feature of


French Finance Act 2012 and 4th Amended Finance Act 2011
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • January 4 2012

The 4th Amended Finance Act for 2011 introduces a specific anti abuse mechanism designed to defeat the artificial allocation to a French corporation of debt in relation to the acquisition of shares of an entity (other than a real estate company) which is not controlled from France


Focus on the new French restrictions applicable to the tax deduction of interest incurred on debt financings contracted in connection with certain leveraged acquisitions
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • January 12 2012

Article 40 of the 4th Amended Finance Act for 2011 introduces new restrictions to the deduction of financial expenses (i.e., mainly interest) for French corporate income tax purposes in cases where the corresponding debt financings can be deemed contracted in relation to artificial acquisitions of shares


Rolling out a global antidiscrimination policy
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France, Germany, Middle East, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 1 2012

Employers with multijurisdictional operations increasingly seek to implement blanket policies that apply equally to their employees wherever they might be based


Non EU-based companies using French data processors for payroll, customers and prospects data exempted from prior notification
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • April 4 2011

In a decision published on February 16, 2011 (Deliberation No. 2011-023), the French data protection authority (CNIL) exempted non EU-based companies from any prior notification obligation with regard to their payroll, customer and prospects data processed in France


Coeur Défense safeguard proceedings: lessons to be learnt from the French Supreme Court decision
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • May 18 2011

On 8 March 20111, the French Supreme Court issued an important decision for the restructuring, finance and private equity communities and their advisers in connection with the on-going litigation surrounding the Coeur Défense restructuring


Codes of business conduct and whistleblowing procedures in France: the French Data Protection Authority amends the regulatory framework
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • December 23 2010

On 8 December 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) released an amended version of its Authorization No. AU-004 relating to the processing of personal data in the course of whistleblowing procedures


2011 Finance Law extends French thin capitalization rules to third party loans guaranteed by related entities
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • February 28 2011

French tax rules regarding the deductibility of interest charges paid by holding and operating companies are generally regarded as quite favorable


Works councils and union strike action in Germany, France and the UK
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

The Works Constitution Act furnishes a German works council with many rights of information, consultation, veto and co-determination, in a variety of social, personnel and financial matters that concern the employees of a company


CNIL offers guidance on aligning cloud services with data protection requirements
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • France
  • July 2 2012

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has issued a working document setting out its recommendations to companies contemplating the use of cloud computing services