E-newsletter  -  June 2011

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Health & Environment
Implementation of EU regulations regarding the placing of plant protection products on the market

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 , repealing Council Directive 91/414 , entered into force on June 14, 2011. This Regulation concerns the authorization of plant protection products in commercial form and their placing on the market, use and control within the EU. It also includes provisions that apply to the components of such products.
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Personal Data
Companies will soon be required to notify data breaches in France

It is within the context of the recent hack attacks on Sony that the French government made public a draft order imposing on companies responsible for personal data the obligation to notify so-called “data breaches” (i.e. the loss/release of personal data).
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Business Law
Highlights of the notice issued by the french competition authority on financial penalties In antitrust cases

On May 16, 2011, the Autorité de la concurrence (French Competition Authority or hereinafter the “FCA”) published a notice on the method according to which it sets financial penalties in cases of cartels and abuses of dominant position (the “Notice”).
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Labor & Employment
Intra-group loans of employees can be considered As an illegal supply of employees or as an illegal subcontracting of labor

In a decision dated May 18, 2011 (Cass.soc., n° 09-69.175), the Labor Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) further clarified the notion of illegal supply of employees within the context of a loan of employees from a parent company to one of its subsidiaries.
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