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All publications by Jean-Luc Soulier

Jean-Luc Soulier

Member of the Paris and Brussels Bars

26 April 2022

Editorial – Compliance: A civilization issue

Over the years, risk management has become a major issue for companies. For decades, they have been faced with an increased criminalization of their activities and an explosion of new and increasingly complex regulations in a wide variety of fields such as the protection of personal data and respect for the environment.

This regulatory hell is paved with good intentions. The rule of law must guarantee a free competition environment where the dices are not loaded and where corruption has no place.

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30 March 2022

Fighting foreign bribery: The OECD Working Group’s Phase 4 report on France distributes good and bad marks

The OECD Working Group on the Implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions adopted the France Phase 4 report on December 9, 2021.

This is an opportunity to recall the origin of this Convention before briefly presenting the good and bad marks distributed by the monitoring team in charge of assessing France’s progress in the fight against foreign bribery and underlining its key role in the defense of the values of the civilized world.

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26 May 2020

Covid-19 – Force majeure or hardship: You do not have to choose

Can a party to a commercial contract escape its obligations because of the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic?

The answer to this question, which is of the utmost interest to companies of all sizes, is to be found in the new French contract law introduced by Ordinance of February 10, 2016.

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30 December 2019

Wish us a happy New Year!

The in-depth reform of the French civil procedure that will enter into force on January 1, 2020 brings about significant amendments to the procedural rules applicable before the various courts and will keep us lawyers very busy for a while! And this is all the more true as we will have to acclimatize in a few days to a completely new environment!

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27 February 2019

France is preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Isn’t it too late already?

In a previous article entitled “Brexit: Troubled negotiations failed. What next?”, I mentioned the forthcoming adoption of several Ordinances in furtherance of the so-called Enabling Law of January 19, 2019 that authorized the French Government “to take measures by way of Ordinances to prepare for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union”. Since then, […]

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