Experts’ Contributions

In this Section, Soulier Avocats is pleased to publish contributions and insights from legal professionals, most of whom from leading foreign law firms with which we regularly work on transnational cases and transactions.

In a context of globalization and permanent changes, these contributions open windows on the world and, through a legal analytical prism, help us better understand the tremendous structural, institutional and business shifts affecting our present-day societies.

These articles also provide valuable information to businesses wishing to expand or consolidate their operations internationally.

Recent experts' contributions

May 2023

Meta Fined EUR 1.2 Billion for Violating GDPR

On 22 May 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Meta Ireland) with a EUR 1.2 billion (approximately 1.3 billion U.S. dollar) fine for breaches of the GDPR with respect to EU-U.S. personal data transfers associated with its Facebook service.

Meta Ireland has also been ordered to suspend all Facebook-related personal data transfers from the EU to the U.S., and to bring the processing of any previously transferred data into compliance.

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April 2023

A Practical Guide: How to make China’s SCC work for your business

Article 38 of the Personal Information Protection Law stipulates four compliance paths for cross-border transfer of personal information, namely: (1) passing the security assessment organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”); (2) obtaining the protection certification by a specialized agency; (3) entering into a standard contract formulated by the CAC; and (4) meeting other conditions set forth by laws and administrative regulations and by the CAC.

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April 2023

New developments in the drafting of the Unshell Directive (ATAD III): EU is setting minimum requirements for the tax advantages of shell companies

On 17 January 2023, the European Parliament approved a draft of the directive that is meant to prevent tax avoidance and tax evasion through companies that do not fulfil the minimum substance requirements set out in the directive (‘ATAD III’ or ‘Unshell Directive’). The draft directive is next referred to the Council, and it is to enter into force from the beginning of 2024.

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