E-newsletter  -  January 2011

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French banking and financial regulation law: implementation of the global financial supervision system

The French banking and financial regulation Law (the “FBFRL”) was enacted on October 20, 2010 and published in the Official Journal on October 23, 2010. It aims at implementing the decisions made at the G-20 summits in Washington, London and Pittsburgh and drawing lessons from the crisis in order to foster economic recovery.

Health & Environment
Health claims on food products: a few clues for greater clarity

Until the adoption of Community Regulation 1924/2006 , the assessment of health claims in relation to the labeling, presentation or advertising of food products was most of the time carried out a posteriori.
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Business Law
What should be learned from the new eu rules on horizontal cooperation agreements?

In many aspects, the year 2010 has been the year of the modernization of EU competition and antitrust rules. Indeed, in the wake of the adoption of new rules on vertical cooperation agreements and on certain categories of industry-specific agreements , two additional horizontal agreements block exemption regulations (“New Regulations”) were adopted on December 14, 2010 , followed by the publication of new guidelines (“New Guidelines”) in January 2011 .
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