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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. Please see full Table below for more information.
- 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... Please see full Publication below for more information.
- French Court Annuls Parts of the CNIL’s Cookie 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 Please see full Publication below for more information.
- 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. Please see full Alert below for more information.
- 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. Please see full Publication below for more information.
- Leaders d'Opinion - 19 Mai 2011
Dans ce numéro: Flash Spécial - Réforme de l’ISF et Private Equity – Projet de Loi de Finances Rectificative (PLFR) du 11 mai 2011 - A propos de notre équipe Private...
- Filers Beware! Court of Appeal Rejects CNIL-approved Whistleblowing System
In a decision dated September 23, 2011, the Court of Appeal of Caen suspended the implementation of a whistleblowing system that had been previously authorized by the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) because, in the court’s view, the system infringed on the individual and collective rights and...
- French Clouds: Where Does Cloud Computing Stand In France?
Concurrent with the European Commission’s recent release of a new strategy to “unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe,” the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) issued 7 recommendations to assist companies to comply with French law when using cloud computing services....
- Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: The Regulation of Managers and Funds in France Following the Implementation of the AIFM Directive
The French financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (“AMF”), hosted a public presentation on 17 January 2013 for French asset management industry professionals, regarding the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFM Directive”) into French law –...
- Perquisition Privée: France Ahead Of U.S. In Allowing Trade Secret Owners To Seize Property From Suspected Thieves
Can trade secret owners secretly petition a court to seize property from a competitor that they suspect of stealing trade secrets? In the United States, the answer is: “Not yet.” This is one of the issues that Congress is considering as it debates a myriad of proposed trade secret reform bills. But ...
- France: Non-Cooperative States as of 1 January 2014
France’s list of non-cooperative states and territories published in 2013 includes Botswana, Brunei, Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Nauru and, effective from 1 January 2014, Jersey, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. It is likely, however, that Jersey and Bermuda will be removed from ...
- Introduction of Class Actions in France: A Growing Threat to Professionals?
A long-awaited law - The question of the introduction of class actions has caused much turmoil in France’s legislative and political sphere over the past decades. After many years of debate, the French Senate and National Assembly have finally reached an agreement on the...
- French Consumer Association Takes on Internet Giants
- Recent Court Cases Highlight the Difficult Questions Related to Medically Assisted Procreation in France
Law No.2013-404 dated May 17, 2013, (the Law) allowed same-sex couples to get married and to adopt children, through either the mutual adoption of a child or the adoption of the same-sex spouse’s biological or adopted child. However, same-sex couples are still denied the right to resort to...
- New Information Rights for French Employees of SMEs that May Be Sold
A new French law relating to sales of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and business cooperation between employees and employers was passed on July 31, 2014, and published on August 1, 2014. As of November 1, 2014, owners of companies with fewer than 250 employees will be required to inform...