26 April 2022

Editorial – Compliance: A civilization issue

Over the years, risk management has become a major issue for companies. For decades, they have been faced with an increased criminalization of their activities and an explosion of new and increasingly complex regulations in a wide variety of fields such as the protection of personal data and respect for the environment.

This regulatory hell is paved with good intentions. The rule of law must guarantee a free competition environment where the dices are not loaded and where corruption has no place.

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30 December 2019

Wish us a happy New Year!

The in-depth reform of the French civil procedure that will enter into force on January 1, 2020 brings about significant amendments to the procedural rules applicable before the various courts and will keep us lawyers very busy for a while! And this is all the more true as we will have to acclimatize in a few days to a completely new environment!

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29 August 2016

Recent judicial developments: Law and Morality

A recent case – there is no need to mention the name of the person involved since the media have extensively echoed the accusations made by boy scout victims of sexual abuses by a priest in the 1980’s and at the beginning of 1991 following the recent indictment of such priest on charges of sexual […]

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24 February 2016

Ordinance of February 10, 2016 for the reform of French contract law: The principle of the binding force of contracts is considerably undermined by the new provisions of the French Civil Code

Ordinance of February 10, 2016 for the reform of French contract law that will become effective on October 1, 2016 introduces in the French Civil Code a number of new principles that are expected to significantly change the role of the judge in the resolution of disputes between contracting parties. Particular attention should be given […]

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30 November 2015


We were deeply moved by the many messages we received from all over the world in the hours that followed the terrible attacks that took place in Paris on November 13. All of these messages expressed a feeling of unity, beyond cultural differences. And this is precisely what differentiates us from the barbarians who perpetrated […]

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26 June 2015

The inventor of the sewing machine and the arthropods

Much has been said about the resistances of French society to major industrial and technological revolutions. A little book[1] in praise of Barthélémy Thimonnier, the inventor of the sewing machine, given to me by the CEO of the company Thimonnier, is a reminder that fear of change and temptation of inaction can resurface wherever an […]

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