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Fnac-Darty: A Landmark Merger Decision in France
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • France
  • August 5 2016

On 18 July 2016, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) broke new ground in France by holding that retail distribution of electronic products

Les vertus cachées de la loi Travail
  • France
  • July 25 2016

La Loi relative au travail, à la modernisation du dialogue social et à la sécurisation des parcours professionnels définitivement adoptée le 20

Recognition of “pre-marketing” an AIF in France
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • France
  • July 13 2016

The French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers ("AMF")) recently revised its policy on the marketing of

Guidelines on the new tax credit to boost competitiveness and employment
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • February 28 2013

The French tax authorities have issued guidelines regarding tax credit to boost competitiveness and employment (BOI-BIC-RICI-10- 150-20130226 dated

The new Competitiveness and Employment Tax Credit (CICE) approved in France
  • Cuatrecasas
  • France
  • February 28 2013

The purpose of this document is to provide a brief description of a tax incentive recently approved by the French Government for the improvement of

The French Finance Bill for 2013 and the 3rd amended Finance Bill for 2012
  • Landwell
  • France
  • January 8 2013

To improve the competitiveness of the French economy and reduce employment costs France introduces a new tax credit for companies. Scope: The new tax

Harmonising the transport insurance regime
  • BOPS (SCP Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes)
  • France
  • October 18 2011

The Transport Insurance Order has been published in the Official Journal.

Italy and Spain challenge plans to create unified EU patent protection system
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Spain, European Union, France
  • September 1 2011

Italy and Spain filed applications before the European Court of Justice in early June 2011, seeking to annul the EU Council’s Decision of 10 March 2011, which authorized cooperation among member states for the creation of unitary patent protection.

The new fast-track restructuring procedure in French insolvency law: the ‘accelerated financial safeguard procedure’
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • France
  • June 15 2011

Inspired by the American “prepackaged restructuring plan,” the French authorities have yet again decided to reform French insolvency law, with the creation of an “accelerated financial safeguard procedure” (procédure de Sauvegarde Financière Accélérée).

Cessation of business of a company belonging to a group
  • Bersay & Associes
  • France
  • April 15 2011

These two cases do not challenge the principle of autonomy governing the economic grounds for dismissal arising from a cessation of business, provided the cessation is not the result either of wrongful carelessness or misconduct on the part of the employer.