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E-newsletter  -  April 2019

 
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Publications
GTDT: Government Relations

We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Getting The Deal Through – Government Relations Guide.

This Guide, published by Law Business Research Limited, provides a comparative analysis of the legal frameworks, regulation and procedures concerning the practice of government relations and lobbying within the most significant jurisdictions worldwide.

The first study of its kind in this area, Getting The Deal Through – Government Relations addresses topics including: forms of government and rulemaking authorities, lobbying regulation, campaign finance, ethics, anti-corruption and an examination of recent high-profile judicial or administrative decisions.

Jean-Luc Soulier and Geoffroy Lacroix have authored the chapter France of this Guide.

Read and download the chapter France of the first edition of the Getting The Deal Through – Government Relations Guide

The entire Getting The Deal Through – Government Relations Guide is available on Getting the Deal Through‘s website at: https://gettingthedealthrough.com/area/106/government-relations/




Business Law
Transposition of Directive UE 2017/828 as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement in listed companies

Emilie Yildiz

On May 17, 2017, Directive 2017/828 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement in listed companies was adopted.

This revision of Directive 2007/36/EC aims to change practices brought about by the 2008 financial crisis, which, by promoting short-term yields, lead to sub-optimal corporate governance and performance.


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Business Law
A jurisdiction clause included in general terms of sale may extend to tort disputes

Geoffroy Lacroix

In a decision dated February 13, 2019, the Cour de cassation (French Supreme Court) confirmed that a jurisdiction clause stipulated in connection with a sale agreement and included in the general terms of sale may extend to tort disputes likely to arise between the parties.


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Business Law
Termination of a business relationship without suddenness: Recent case law illustrations

Stéphanie Yavordios

In two decisions issued on the same day, the Commercial Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) provided two illustrations of situations in which it can dismiss a claim for sudden breach of an established business relationship.

These two decisions are worth noting in a case law landscape where this concept defined by Article L. 442-6 I 5e of the French Commercial Code and relied upon on a recurrent basis before the courts, frequently results in a judgment being entered against the breaching party.


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Labor & Employment
The Ministry of Justice’s response to the wave of opposition against the Macron scale

Constance de Courville

The Ministry of Justice has not remained inactive in the face of judges' resistance to the Macron scale. By a circular dated February 26, 2019, the Ministry of Justice requested Public Prosecutors at the Courts of Appeal to inform it of any and all decisions rendered regarding the incompatibility of the Macron scale with international conventions.


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Experts’ contributions
Flexibility: the new leitmotiv of businesses

We are pleased to publish this month a contribution entitled Flexibility: the new leitmotiv of businesses, authored by Mr. Hugo Excoffier, Transition Manager, founder and President of Hugo Excoffier Partnering.

Deeply affected by technological breakthroughs, the world of work is changing. Businesses must evolve at high speed to keep pace with market changes. The so-called PACTE Law, designed to “adapt companies to the realities of the 21st century”, reflects these upheavals. Its credo: injecting more flexibility into the inner workings.

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Publications
Les sûretés à l’épreuve du droit des entreprises en difficulté

Article authored by Catherine Nommick and published in La Tribune de Lyon on April 9, 2019.

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Firm News
Soulier Avocats recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA and Legal 500 Paris

We are pleased to announce that we are again recommended by the Legal 500 Paris and Legal 500 EMEA 2018-2019 in the following practices areas:

Environment

Dispute resolution

Employment

 




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