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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


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


Commission calls on France to end special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu")
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • May 25 2007

The Commission has asked France to amend its legislation within nine months in order to eliminate the obstacles to the internal market rules represented by the special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu") granted to Banque Postale, Caisse d’Epargne and Crédit Mutuel


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


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


CJEU: litigation about French taxation of 5 dividends received from EU subsidiaries
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 9 2015

The CJEU ruled that the French taxation of 5 fraction of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries is incompatible with EU law. It is possible to


Commission requests France to recover unlawful aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail
  • Bird & Bird
  • France, European Union
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that the French authorities must recover illegal state aid received by Arbel Fauvet Rail, a manufacturer of railway wagons


Groupement des Cartes Bancaires restricts competition by hindering the issuance of cards at competitive prices
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has addressed a decision to Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" (France) in which it concludes that the latter has infringed the EC Treaty rules prohibiting practices which restrict competition (Article 81


Commission concludes that French state guarantee for Finnish nuclear power plant operator TVO does not constitute aid
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Finland, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has closed an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, concluding that a guarantee of the French Government insuring a loan granted to the Finnish electricity producer TVO does not constitute state aid