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Publication date:
2019-10-11

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  • Public Consultation in France on the Transposition of the European Electronic Communications Code (Directive 2018/1972 of December 11, 2018)

    The French government has launched a public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 December 11, 2018, establishing the EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which must be transposed before December 21, 2020. What Is It About? The consultation concerns the draft modification of the French Postal Services and Electronic Communications (CPCE) and French Consumer...

  • It’s time to reassess cookie compliance in France

    Companies have been challenged with respect to their cookie policies and their implementation due to the entry into force of the GDPR earlier than the proposed ePrivacy Regulation  Given the delay in the adoption of an EU-wide regulation on e-privacy, national data protection authorities have taken the initiative in publishing guidelines on cookies requirements. The...

  • 2019 IP Law Year in Review: European Issues

    Executive Summary The last year of the 2010s has been prolific in terms of important new pieces of legislation and case law within the European Union, and in France and Germany in particular. Indeed, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted in April 17, 2019, a controversial directive (Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related...

  • Airbus’ Sky High Settlement – Focus on Global Reach and Collaboration in Anti-Corruption Prosecutions

    On January 31, 2020, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced a settlement with Airbus SE (“Airbus”), the French aircraft manufacturer, in relation to bribery allegations and, in the US and France, export controls violations. The combined penalties total $3.9 billion, which is the largest anti-corruption settlement in history. The settlement offers insight...

  • Airbus’ $4 billion settlement – Key takeaways for business in the Middle East

    Airbus’ record US$4 billion (AED 14.6 billion / 15 billion Saudi Riyal) global settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), France’s parquet national financier (PNF), and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for bribery and related offences has dominated the headlines over the past week. The investigation into Airbus uncovered bribery and attempted bribery...

  • 13 sick from Salmonella in France linked to eating raw milk cheese

    Salmonella has affected 13 people in France with a link to consuming a brand of raw milk cheese. They have been infected with the same strain of Salmonella Dublin, according to the National Reference Center for Salmonella at the Institut Pasteur. Santé publique France and the General Directorate of Food (DGAL) have identified a link...

  • Potential Impact of U.S.-France Trade Tension on U.S. Imports of French Products and Luxury Goods

    On December 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that in response to a digital services tax law passed in France, it would be retaliating with stringent tariffs on luxury products coming from France. The potential tariffs could target up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports into the United States, with duties as...

  • Potential Impact of U.S.-France Trade Tension on U.S. Imports of French Products and Luxury Goods

    On December 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that in response to a digital services tax law passed in France, it would be retaliating with stringent tariffs on luxury products coming from France. The potential tariffs could target up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports into the United States, with duties as...

  • Airbus Pays $3.9 Billion To Resolve Corruption Charges

    Airbus SE, a France based global provider of civilian and military aircraft agreed to resolve corruption charges with authorities in the United States, France and the U.K tied to a multi-year scheme. The company agreed to pay fines totaling over $3.9 billion. Beginning in 2008, and continuing for the next seven years, the company engaged...

  • Airbus Pays $3.9 Billion To Resolve Corruption Charges

    Airbus SE, a France based global provider of civilian and military aircraft agreed to resolve corruption charges with authorities in the United States, France and the U.K tied to a multi-year scheme. The company agreed to pay fines totaling over $3.9 billion. Beginning in 2008, and continuing for the next seven years, the company engaged...

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