Background of the Reform -
In late 2012, the French Prime Minister established a committee for drafting a reform of the French Mining Code, which governs mining, oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities. The...more
In This Issue:
- Regulation Authorities
..French Competition Authority
..Securities and Market Authority
..Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications
The end of a legal saga -
On April 7, 2014, the Commercial Court of Paris put an end to the Coeur Défense’s legal saga by acknowledging the implementation of the two safeguard plans adopted for Heart La Défense (HoLD),...more
In France, before implementing a whistleblowing process, a company must inform and consult with its employees’ representatives, inform its employees and notify the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL).
There are two...more
The Modified Finance Bill for 2014 (the Bill) was presented to the French Parliament on June 11 2014 and will be reviewed by the Finance Committee of the lower Chamber of French Parliament (Assemblee Nationale) on June 18....more
Renewable Energy Focus - White House announces new action on solar energy: TIME - May 9 -
The White House is announcing executive actions to advance clean energy on Friday, including $2 billion worth of upgrades to...more
The French Government issued a decree on 14 May 2014 amending key provisions of the French Monetary and Financial Code dealing with foreign investments. The decree extends the list of investments for which foreign investors...more
Earlier this year, the French consumer association UFC-Que Choisir initiated proceedings before the Paris District Court against Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., accusing these companies of using confusing and...more
“Forfait-jour” arrangments offer flexibility with some limitations.
Working time regulations can be quite a confusing matter in France. Indeed, even though the legal duration of work is equal to 35 hours per week,...more
The annual filing imposed on trustees must be submitted by 15 June on new, dedicated forms published by the French tax authorities, and in the French language.
Several international news sources recently reported that French law now prevents employees from answering their mobile phones or professional e-mails after 6.00 pm (see articles in the Guardian and USA Today, among others)....more
The 20th anniversary of the French Language Act (Loi Toubon) of 4 August 1994 is a good occasion to examine the applicable rules when advertising in France. Such requirements are of particular interest for the fashion, retail...more
Media worldwide – and especially in the US – have this week been reporting a new French law that supposedly prohibits employees from answering emails after 6 pm.
The reporting on this issue has been misleading,...more
A new French law, the “Law to recapture the real economy” (“Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle” or “Loi Florange”) (the Law), was made on 1 April 2014.
The Law makes good a promise, made by François Hollande in...more
Article 2 of Law no. 2014-1 of 2 January 2014 enabled the French government to simplify and secure the legislation relating to companies in difficulty.
Following consultation with practitioners, the French government...more
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