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23 April 2021 | Pauline Kubat

COVID-19: Joint opinion from the EDPB and the EDPS on the digital green certificate designed to facilitate travels within the EU

On March 17, 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation to create a digital green certificate to facilitate free movement within the European Union in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This contemplated digital tool was discussed in a joint opinion from the European Data Protection Board and the European Data Protection Supervisor dated March 31, 2021, published on April 6, 2021.

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26 March 2021 | Sophia El Makhoukhi

COVID-19: New extension of the rules governing meetings and deliberations of shareholders and governing bodies

Ordinance No. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020 adopted in furtherance of Law No. 2020-290 of March 23, 2020 has adapted the rules governing the holding and deliberations of meetings of shareholders and meetings of governing bodies of private law businesses and entities without legal personality to deal with the Covid19 pandemic.

Decree No. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021 extends until July 31, 2021 the application of the rules derived from said Ordinance and its Implementing Decree No. 2020-418 of April 10, 2020.

The entry into force of Decree No. 2021-255 is a good opportunity to review the various changes that have occurred since our last article on the subject published on our Blog on September 29, 2020.

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26 February 2021 | Pauline Kubat

Opinion of the French Data Protection Authority on the contemplated extension of the Contact COVID digital information system

In a deliberation No. 2021-006 issued on January 19, 2021, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French Data Protection Authority, hereinafter the “CNIL”) gave its opinion on a draft Decree aimed at strengthening the system for tracing the chains of COVID-19 transmission, known as the “Contact Covid” information system, as part of the French Government’s strategy to fight against the spread of the virus.

This article outlines the CNIL’s main observations and recommendations which aim at maintaining the protection of often sensitive personal data while the draft Decree foresees a considerable and substantial extension of the information collected.

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10 February 2021 | Catherine Nommick

The “loss of the leased property”: The legal basis relied upon to relieve a commercial lessee from its obligation to pay the rent during the first lockdown

The payment of commercial rents during successive lockdown periods is an issue that has given rise to numerous disputes.

Arguments based on force majeure, unforeseeability or non-performance, often used by lessees as a justification for not paying the rent, had been dismissed in the majority of court decisions handed down on this subject.

On January 20, 2021, the enforcement judge of the Paris Judicial Court opened up another way based on the “loss of the leased property”.

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28 January 2021 | Sophia El Makhoukhi

COVID-19: What measures are still available to distressed companies?

Law No. 2020-1525 of December 7, 2020 on the acceleration and simplification of public action (often referred to under its French acronym “ASAP” Law) has extended until December 31, 2021 a number of derogations that adapt French legal provisions governing distressed companies to the COVID-19 health crisis.

The adoption of this Law provides the opportunity to recall the various measures that remain applicable to date.

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24 December 2020 | Catherine Nommick

The impact of COVID-19 on commercial lease agreements

The closure of many companies since the first lockdown in March 2020 and the resulting economic slowdown have caused high tensions between lessors and lessees of commercial premises. Some tensions escalated to disputes, some of which have already been brought before French courts.

Law No. 2020-1379 of November 14, 2020 authorizing the extension of the state of health emergency and introducing various measures to manage the health crisis (the “Law”) has supplemented the measures taken as early as in March 2020 by the French Government concerning the performance of commercial leases agreements.

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