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  • Towards increased market surveillance for vehicles and engines in France with the creation of a new dedicated authority

    As a consequence of the strengthening of European regulations on the protection of health and the environment following the Diesel issues, the French Ministry in charge of transports announced on 11 June 2020 the creation of a new office within this Ministry named the Vehicles and Engines Market Surveillance…

  • New Changes in the Job Protection Plan

    The French government allowed the return to the workplace seven weeks ago already. However, a number of businesses have not been able to reopen immediately or operate fully, and the worldwide economic downturn may have a severe impact on these businesses.
 To attempt to limit unemployment caused by the economic crisis, the job retention program continues to evolve. In the enclosed table, we have summarized the main changes in the job protection plan employers in France need to follow.
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  • French Ministry of Justice issues additional guidance which confirms that France will continue to be an active player in anti-corruption enforcement

    Since the enactment of Sapin II, the lead French investigating and prosecuting agencies have entered into eleven Conventions Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public (“CJIPs”), which are the French equivalent of deferred prosecution agreements.

  • France - New notification and authorization regime for exemptions from benefits/payments to the healthcare sector will enter into force in October 2020

    In France, Ordinance No 2017-49 of 19 January 2017 significantly modified the rules governing payments from life sciences companies to the healthcare sector. After more than three years, on June 15, 2020, Decree No 2020-730 (‘Decree’) was issued to implement the Ordinance. The Decree will enter into force in October 2020.

  • COVID-19: EU State Aid Granted to the Automotive Sector

    On 26 May 2020, the French government announced an €8 billion package to rescue the automotive industry and boost electric vehicles. The plan includes the following measures...
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  • French Court Annuls Parts of the CNIL’s Cookie Guidelines

    On June 19, 2020, the Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative court in France, annulled in part the cookie guidelines issued by the CNIL (the French data protection authority). The court ruled that the CNIL did not have the power to prohibit “cookie walls” (i.e., the practice of blocking access to a site or app for users who do not consent to the use of cookies) in the guidelines.

  • Key Questions on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Football Activity in Europe

    Starting in mid-March 2020, almost all domestic and international football (or soccer, for United States readers) competitions across the world were suspended or postponed, due to the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by governments to combat it. In Europe, football activity continued only in Belarus, where it notably did so with fans still being able to attend in person.

  • Urgence Sanitaire et Prorogation Des Delais Legaux, Judiciaires et Contractuels

    Depuis 25 mars 2020, l’ordonnance n°2020-306 a été adoptée par le Gouvernement pour organiser, pendant la « période juridiquement protégée », une prorogation de certains délais échus et l'adaptation des procédures
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  • COVID-19 Crisis: French Tax and Social Contributions Measures for Businesses - Updated

    The French government has announced emergency measures regarding taxes and social contributions in order to protect businesses from the impact of the crisis.
 Key Points:
 ..Businesses may request delays for the payment of taxes and social contributions.
 ..Refunds may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
 ..Tax credits repayments are accelerated.
 ..Large companies distributing dividends and/or established in non-cooperative States or jurisdictions are generally excluded from the governmental support.
 ..Certain procedural and filing deadlines are adjusted to take into account the crisis.
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  • Strengthening of the French anti-benefits regulations: the wait is over! (almost)

    2020 marks a further milestone in stricter controls on HCPs interactions in France. French government has laid the remaining bricks for the new (and stricter) regulatory framework for interactions between the industry and healthcare professionals: a decree was published on 17 June 2020 and ministerial orders implementing this decree are imminent to enact this new framework.
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