All publications by Catherine Nommick

Catherine Nommick

Member of the Lyon Bar

29 April 2020

Covid-19: What consequences on foreign direct investments?

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic and its impact on the European Union’s economy, the European Commission published on March 26, 2020 a communication designed to alert Member States to the need to protect strategic European assets from foreign direct investments.

While reaffirming the European Union’s openness to foreign investments, the European Commission encourages Member States to protect assets that cover the health needs of their citizens and, more generally, to safeguard Europe’s strategic capacities.

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20 March 2020

Covid-19: What measures to prevent business failures?

While French households are beginning to organize themselves, French companies are seeking to protect themselves against the devastating financial effects of Covid-19. Partial unemployment mechanism, deferment of the payment of social security contributions and taxes, temporary easing of the burdens on companies, injection of external liquidity, etc. A growing number of measures are being taken to protect and support companies during this highly critical period.

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28 February 2020

Foreign Investment Control in France: Strengthened rules but greater clarity for investors

“France’s attractiveness improved further in 2018, despite the slowdown in global growth, economic tensions and rising protectionism”. This assessment, mentioned in the 2018 annual report on foreign investment in France issued by Business France (French Agency responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses and facilitating international investment in France) confirms France’s enhanced attractiveness in 2018.

Attractiveness, however, does not mean lack of control, provided that a simple and fast legal framework is offered to foreign investors.

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30 October 2019

Simplification of French corporate law: Overview of some flagship measures

Following the so-called PACTE Law which amended several major areas of French corporate law (Law No. 2019-486 of May 22, 2019), the Law on the Simplification, Clarification and Modernization of Corporate Law (the “Law”), published in the Official Gazette on July 19, 2019 under the number 201-9-744, entered into force on July 21, 2019. This […]

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31 October 2018

New reforms aimed at simplifying the internal operation of companies

The Bill on business growth and transformation and the Bill for the modernization of business transfers are important items on the Minister of Economy and Finance’s end-of-year agenda. While one Bill is promoted by the government and the other by the Parliament, both aim at simplifying the internal operation of companies. This article focuses on […]

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29 June 2018

Main legal issues in international business expansion

Expanding internationally is most of the time critical for businesses wishing to break into other markets. However, international expansion is not without posing a number of risks, in particular legal and financial ones, that need to be identified and addressed upstream when designing the overall expansion strategy. While the choice of the most appropriate legal […]

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