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13 complaints before the ECtHR against France and its Surveillance Law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2016

In July 2015, France passed a new law that regulated intelligence activities and provided a legal framework for intelligence agencies to implement

EMEA Healthcare Industry Group Newsletter - April 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • April 12 2016

Drug companies operating in Russia and other Eurasian Economic Union ("EAEU") countries are being advised to prepare for the new obligations and

Europe & Middle East Quarterly Update - March 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt
  • March 31 2016

As previously advised, a number of rules contained within the Maternity Protection Regulations (“Mutterschutzgesetz”) have been extended to freelance

Non-solicitation clause and non-compete clause
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 1 2012

This decision by the social Chamber of the French Supreme Court analyzes the effects of a non-solicitation clause on the employee's freedom to work

Abrupt termination and intuitu personae
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 28 2013

Unless a contractual termination clause targets this situation, the disposal of all the shares in a company leading to a change in management does not

Forum non conveniens. Class actions. District court relies on forum non conveniens to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaint on behalf of putative class action alleging RICO, fraud, trespass to chattels, and tortious interference causes of action
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France, USA
  • September 24 2015

Plaintiffs, a bankrupt French company and one of its French National former employees, filed their complaint in the Southern District of New York

Trademark royalties: French tax administration fails to prove indirect transfer of profits abroad
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 18 2014

Non-profitable exploitation of a brand does not necessarily mean that it lacks use value. The company Aquarel Europe (now known as Nestlé

Compensation for loss of goodwill and unjust enrichment
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • December 31 2012

The loss of goodwill resulting from the termination of a retail distribution contract may not give rise to the application of unjust enrichment rules. In

What is the news concerning the temporary closure of the hotels for renovation works?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 11 2013

The necessity of renovating the hotels arose from the stilt competition in the luxury hotels sector. Within two years, in Paris, we have seen the opening

VAT recovery in holding companies: The Air Liquide case (Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal, Dec. 9, 2014, No. 13VE02573)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 31 2015

The decision handed down by the French Administrative Supreme Court in the Air Liquide case (appeal No. 350588 of June 24, 2013) upholding the right