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List of posts per practice areas published 2007-2017

Distribution law:

  • The trial period as a way to avoid the commercial agent’s indemnification (see publication)
  • When the legal protection afforded to commercial agents turns against them (see publication)
  • Qui est le moins cher ("who is the cheapest")? reigniting the price war within the food retail sector (see publication)
  • Ban on online  sales: a  crime of lese-majesty?! (Judgment of the CJEU dated October 13, 2011) (see publication)
  • The prohibition of online sales deemed to be a "hardcore" restriction by the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (see publication)
  • Decisions against commercial agents: rare enough to be noted (see publication)
  • Updated news: the recent modifications of French law relating to sales promotion through price policy (based on Commission Attali, Hagelsteen report, the Chatel law of January 2008) (parution sur site Internet Magdus / Observatoire européen des centres de marques et magasins d’usine / Paroles d’expert)
  • The European regulation related to sales promotion through prices (parution en décembre 2007 sur le site Internet Magdus / Observatoire européen des centres de marques et magasins d’usine / Paroles d’expert)
  • Quiestlemoinscher.com ("who is the cheapest.com"): the judgment's lessons (Journal du Net, 08/08/06)
  • the "Made in France" label on clothes (Fashion Daily News, 19/05/06)

Contractual law / partnerships/ contractual schemes

  • Breach of an established business relationship: a recent court decision reaffirms the importance of the forum selection clause in international contracts (see publication)
  • Industrial partnerships : how to chose the appropriate legal framework (Cahiers juridiques du Journal du Vrac et du Journal des Fluides / mai-juin 2007)
  • Subcontracting ("sous-traitance de marché") : the reciprocal obligations (le Moniteur – juin 2007 en deux volets)
  • Industrial sucontracting : specificities and updated news (Cahiers juridiques – Journal du Vrac et Journal des Fluides/mai 07)
  • What can be claimed in case of breaking off the negotiations (Option Finance, 11/12/06)
  • Joint-venture : PME-PMI, beware of alliances without contractual protective provisions (Le Moci, 19/10/06)
  • Joint-venture : the framework agreement, as a necessary prerequisite (Impulser , septembre 2006)

Commercial law

  • Infringing the legal cap on payment terms is now punishable by a fine of 2 million euros (see publication)
  • The legal cap on payment terms in international contracts: the French case (see publication)
  • « The Volkswagen scandal »:  Reminder of the possible judicial actions in France against any industrial suspected of deceptive practice (see publication)
  • Unfair commercial practices: the advertiser, even when acting in good faith, is solely liable in case of misleading practices (see publication)
  • Joint and several liability of parent companies for infringements of competition rules by their susbsidiaries (see publication)
  • Maximum contractual payment terms effective since January 1, 2009: recent developments (see publication)
  • Automatic application of late penalties in the absence of a contractual clause (see publication)
  • Useful information on the application of maximum contractual paymeent terms effective since January 1, 2009 (see publication)
  •  Payment terms: the new rules in 3 questions (Revue de la Confédération Générale du Patronat des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises – CGPME, juillet 2009)
  • The importance of being compliant with new compulsory payment terms (Usine Nouvelle, juin 2009)
  • Commercial practices: first overview (Les Echos, 5 décembre 2007)
  • Updated news on general conditions terms since 2005: what is new for industrial?  (Cahiers juridiques – Journal des Fluides, novembre 2007)
  • The soft reform of sales (Fashion Daily News, 08/09/06)
  • Which compensation in case of a faulty breach of discussions (Option Finance, 11/12/06)
  • Joint-venture : PME-PMI, beware of weddings without contractual precautions (Le Moci, 19/10/06)
  • Joint-venture : the framework agreement as a necessary prerequisite (Impulser , septembre 2006)

Consumer law

  • Article published in "Femme Actuelle" Newspaper - n°1647 "Une nouvelle cuisine sans galères" - Insights in consumer law  by Sarah Temple-Boyer, attorney at law (see publication)
  • ​The internal Mediator ("médiateur d'entreprise"): further details as per Decree dated 7 Décember 2015 (see publication)
  • Alternative resolution in consumer disputes : what are the professionals required to do before January 1st, 2016 (November 2015) (see publication)

Commercial litigation / breach of established commercial relatioship

  • The importance of a formal notice before going to Court (see publication)
  • Portée de la compétence exclusive de la Cour d’appel de Paris au sens du décret n°2009-1384 (Semaine Juridique Entreprise et Affaires du 17 janvier 2013, n°3) (see publication)
  • Breach of an established business relationship: a recent court decision reaffirms the importance of the forum selection clause in international contracts (see publication)

Competition law

  • Dawn Raid Guidelines, World Law Group Ltd., 2011 – Contribution for France
  • The reasons why companies should design and implement a compliance program (see publication)
  • Joint and several liability of parent companies for infringements of competition rules by their susbsidiaries (see publication)
  • The rules govening appeals against orders authorizing search and seizure operations held non compliant with article 6§1 of the ECHR (see publication)
  • Highlights of the notice issued by the French competition authority on financial penalties in antitrust cases (see publication)
  • Seizure of electronic data: the Cour de  Cassation indirectly validates the investigation method applied by the French competition authority (see publication)
  • What should be learned from the new EU rules on horizontal cooperation agreements (see publication)
  • Companies with a strong market position: beware of your commercial policy (see publication)
  • The recommendations of the "FRS" report of September 20, 2010 on the assessment of santions in antitrust infringements (see publication)
  • The classification of "state aid" can have fortunate consequences (see publication)
  • French competition authority and the impact of the LME law: first year in review (Part I) (see publication)
  • Decisions and main cases of the FrencCompetition Authority: first year in review Part II ( see publication)
  • Adoption of the new EU vertical agreements block exemption regulation (see publication)
  • End of the corsican cement legal saga: Lafarge and Vicat escape a  fine for abusive collective dominant position (see publication)
  • Things  to remember about the French competition authority's new guidelines on merger control (see publication)
  • Merger Control Basics 2010 – World Law Group Ltd., 2010 – Contribution pour la France
  • No abuse of dominant position without any link between the predatory practice and the dominated market (see publication)
  • Exchange of information and prohibited concerted practices: the position of the Competition authorities (see publication)
  • Leniency programme under French law: conditions and procedure (see publication)
  • Practical guidelines for designing and implementing a successful compliance programme (see publication)
  • New competition authority up and running as from January 1, 2009 (see publication)

Healthcare law

  • The healthcare industry under scrutiny and forced to be more transparent (see publication)
  • Health claims on  food products: a few clues for greater clarity (see publication)

Environmental law

  • The plight of the last operator of a polluted industrial site: liable even if not guilty (see publication)
  • Subcontracting: : the reciprocal obligations (le Moniteur – juin 2007 en deux volets)

NICT law

  • Right to be forgotten and desliting (Part 2): Google's reques to French Supreme Court ("Conseil d'Etat") after CNIL's fine of 100,000 euros (see publication)
  • Right to be forgotten and delisting (Part 1): what will the CNIL think of Google's new plan as regards delisting rights of European Internet users ? (February 2016) (see publication)
  • Invalid « Safe Harbor »: what should be done about current contracts with US companies? (see publication)
  • The "right to be forgotten" must be implemented by search engines on all relevant domains (September 2015) (see publication)
  • Quick Guide to Private-Copy Levy systems, World Law Group Ltd., 2013 (contribution pour la France)
  • Private copying and e-commerce: consumer information as bullwark against disortosions of competition and loss of revenue resulting from the non-payment of private copying levies (see publication) 
  • Cybersquatting, the advantages of the WIPO procedure (Journal du Net, 6 mars 2008)

International law

  • International contract: is it somehow possible to escape from the exclusive jurisdiction of French courts within a dispute related to the breach of a commercial relationship with a French company? (see publication)
  • First enforcement of French Blocking Statute: when the Hague Convention prevails over US Discovery Procedure according to the French Supreme Court (see publication)
  • Terminating a business relationship within an international context: how to avoid the indemnification provided for in article L.442-6-I-5° of the French commercial code? (see publication)