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Short news COVID 19 – Launch of the 2nd phase of the de-confinement from 02 June 2020

Miscellaneous - June 17, 2020

June 2, 2020 was considered the next phase of the de-confinement in France, which was initiated on May 11. This has taken the form of further easing of restrictions on freedom of movement, return to schools, colleges and high schools, the reopening of bars, restaurants and cafés, parks and gardens and the resumption of cultural […]

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France – a cautious recovery

Miscellaneous - May 15, 2020

The gradual de-confinement began on Monday, May 11. At the same time, the French government has decided to extend the state of health emergency, which has repercussions in the field of the Judicial. The modalities of de-confinement First of all, it should be noted that France is split in two parts according to the health […]

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THE SITUATION OF COMPANIES IN FRANCE – To an improvement on May 11th?

Miscellaneous - April 30, 2020

Because of the confinement measures taken to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, the situation of French companies is now worrying. In 2020, France will experience its worst year of economic recession since the end of the Second World War. Although the deconfinement is scheduled for May 11th, as announced on April 13th, its terms and conditions […]

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LA REPRISE D’ACTIVITE EN FRANCE, une opération complexe et encadrée pour le repreneur, un outil de rétablissement pour le cédant

Miscellaneous - April 7, 2020

Pour le repreneur, investir dans la reprise d’une activité peut s’avérer être un pari gagnant, encore faut-il maîtriser les rouages et la technicité du droit des entreprises en difficulté. Du côté du cédant, ce mécanisme est souvent le moyen de rebondir et de sortir d’une situation périlleuse, encore trop perçue comme un échec dans la […]

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TAKE OVER OF ASSETS IN FRANCE

Miscellaneous - April 7, 2020

Investing in the takeover of assets in France can be an advantageous operation for both the purchaser and the seller if you are ready to be familiar with the technicalities of French Bankruptcy law. Advantages of takeover of assets: It is the opportunity to acquire a complete and autonomous branch of activity: For a low […]

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Le droit du travail face à l’épidémie du Covid-19

Guest writer - April 7, 2020

Le 16 mars 2020, le Président de la République a déclaré la France « en guerre » contre le Covid-19. Quelques jours plus tard, l’ensemble du territoire français a été placé en état d’urgence sanitaire, ce qui entraîne un certain nombre de conséquences au regard du droit du travail. Un rapide état des lieux s’impose. 1. Le […]

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Coronavirus – COVID 19

Miscellaneous - April 7, 2020

WHAT TYPE OF STATE AID BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IS AVAILABLE ? Due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on economic activity, the French government has announced multiple State aids for companies in difficulties during this crisis. Especially smaller businesses as well as liberal and independent professionals, who are affected the most, shall benefit […]

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HOLOCAUST ERA LOOTED ART

Miscellaneous - December 17, 2019

Indemnities in excess of 12 M € awarded to art collector heirs In 2016 rothpartners lodged a claim against the French government in order to recover and /or seek indemnification for artworks and other assets that were looted during the Nazi Occupation of France. The claim was lodged before the French Restitution Committee, the CIVS […]

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How to protect “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” effectively?

Guest writer - December 17, 2019

Luckily, artificial intelligence in its literal sense is just a buzzword. The terminology “Artificial Intelligence” was born during a Conference in Dartmouth 1956. Since then computer technology has made giant steps. But, until today the technical means to create intellectual capability matching those of humans does not exist. Hence, one differentiates between “weak AI” – […]

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A puzzle for EU trademark case law : About the cancellation of Rubik’s cube EU trademark

Intellectual property - December 17, 2019

It is a famous puzzle for children, but it is also becoming a puzzle for EU trademark case law. In a judgment handed down on 24 October 2019 (Case T-601/17), the General Court of the European Union (EGC) confirmed the cancellation of the European Union trademark consisting of the famous shape of the “Rubik’s cube” […]

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