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The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808


Protecting your position in an investigation: a pan-European overview of privilege
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • March 4 2016

Legal professional privilege (which consists of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege) ("LPP"), is the right of clients to have advice


Flash Info TVA - Holdings : Droit à déduction de la TVA acquittée en amont sur des frais d’acquisitions de capitaux
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 4 2015

L’arrêt rendu le 16 juillet 2015 par la CJUE dans les affaires Larentia Minerva (C-10814) et Marenave (C-10914) apporte des précisions sur le


Protection du secret des affaires : la France va-t-elle devancer l’adoption de la Directive Européenne ? La proposition de loi Urvoas du 16 Juillet 2014.
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 7 2014

Une proposition de loi relative à la protection du secret des affaires a été enregistrée à la présidence de


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


BrandWrites - December 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the


Commission authorises French tax scheme reducing solidarity tax on wealth with a view to promoting investment in SMEs
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty rules on state aid to the French tax-relief to a taxpayers' scheme in respect of the solidarity tax on wealth (ISF) for those who invest in SMEs


Commission opens in-depth investigation into Arjowiggins' proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex Mill
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has opened a detailed investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex mill located in Düren, Germany by Arjowiggins of France


Commission opens in-depth inquiry into proposed French R&D aid to Peugeot-Citroën for hybrid diesel car
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has launched an in-depth investigation to determine whether a 96 million aid that France plans to grant Peugeot-Citroën and other partners for the development of a hybrid diesel car (VHD) is compatible with EC Treaty state aid rules


NCAs may take action against anti-competitive agreements which do not meet the thresholds in the Commission’s de minimis notice
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 6 2013

On 13 December 2012, the CJEU gave an interesting ruling on the powers of national competition authorities (NCAs) to fine parties for an