Pilfering on the docks of New York City was once so rife that, so one story goes, an Italian shoemaker shipped his goods in two separate consignments – left and right shoes – to prevent them from being stolen. Today,...more
In this issue:
- Consequences of the Failure of a Secured Creditor to File a Timely Proof of Claim
- Private Equity Funds Potentially Liable for Portfolio Company’s Unfunded Pension Liability
This alert reports a French case that relates to a hedge fund registered in the Cayman Islands, the investment agreement of which was governed by Cayman law, and where the actions complained about (withdrawing from the fund)...more
With global forecasts for trade growth remaining well below the average of the past 20 years, the last article in our Business Across Borders series, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, examines...more
Like English and U.S. laws, French law allows, under certain conditions, public joint stock companies (“sociétés anonymes”) or simplified joint stock companies (“sociétés par actions simplifiées”) to...more
The French Court of cassation recently decided that it is a prerequisite that board members of public companies (“sociétés anonymes”) be informed of the reasons for their revocation, prior to this issue being...more
The third in our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, delves into the challenges faced by companies doing business across markets.
The report and video...more
One of the perils of doing cross-border business is the possibility of being pulled into business-related legal wrangles. A recent global survey of executive carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of...more
Crowdfunding basically consists in the funding of a project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Primarily used in specific artistic sectors, such as the music or...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more
In matters of security over personal property, France for a long time had a complex system of general and particular regimes. It had been hoped that legislative reform in this area, brought about by a...more
Under Directive 2011/7/EU dated 16 February 2011, EU states had until the middle of this month to implement a number of measures to combat against late payment of invoices in commercial transactions, an...more