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Data Protection in France and Germany – a 9 months review

Miscellaneous - April 16, 2019

The insecurity was great on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular were afraid of the huge bureaucracy and costs involved. In fact, despite a two-year transition period and the big announcement, many latecomers did not adapt their regulations in […]

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European public procurement after Brexit : what are the prospects for United Kingdom ?

Miscellaneous - April 16, 2019

Since the British Government notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union and the withdrawal procedure provided for in article 50 TFEU has been initiated, there is a risk that the United Kingdom will be excluded from European public procurement in the absence of an agreement. The future of the UK with […]

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GDPR : Same, same but different…

Miscellaneous - October 10, 2018

On 25 May this year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This moment has been the focus of a large amount of attention, especially in terms of its scope and comprehensive obligations, which overstrain small businesses in particular. However, after thousands of data protection declarations from different companies have been put online, […]

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Image of a public property: when the case law of the French Council of State gives rise to a clash of cultures

Miscellaneous - October 10, 2018

The Conseil d’Etat, the Supreme Court for administrative matters in France, rendered a surprising ruling (CE, 13 April 2018, Société les Brasseries Kronenbourg).  It is remarkably interesting in the aspect that it distinguishes the use of the image of a public property from the property itself. The facts are as follows: the Kronenbourg brewery company […]

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Global public procurement: taking up the challenge of reciprocity with the Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement

Miscellaneous - April 12, 2018

The Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement negotiations started surreptitiously in 2013. Contrary to the trade agreements between northern American countries and the UE (the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) still in negotiation and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed on 30 October 2016), it has not been highly discussed in the public debate. However, […]

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Renseignement des bénéficiaires effectifs – Information beneficial owners register – Information Registrierung tatsächlicher Besitzer einer Firma

Miscellaneous - April 6, 2018

Madame, Monsieur, Dans le cadre de l’application du décret N° 2017-1094 du 12 juin 2017 relatif au registre des bénéficiaires effectifs définis à l’article L.561-2-2 du Code monétaire et financier, qui transpose la directive européenne 2015/849 relative à la prévention de l’utilisation du système financier aux fins de blanchiment de capitaux ou de financement de […]

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PANAMA PAPERS / PARADISE PAPERS, An unfortunate confusion

Miscellaneous - December 18, 2017

One year after the “Panama Papers”, journalists revealed the “Paradise Papers” and led to the confusion using the same lexicon. These two cases are however very different. For legal practitioners, it is a question of distinguishing abuse of rights from tax optimization. The latter is different from the former since it is a liberty, which […]

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The conflict between the attorney – client privilege and the anti – money laundering legislation in France

Miscellaneous - October 24, 2017

Since two decades a number of legislative measures restraining the attorney-client privilege have been implemented in France. The most controversial consequences have affected the tax attorneys, who are often authors of the outlines of tax regularization. Being a fundamental ethical principle of the profession, the attorney-client privilege was actively protected by French attorneys associations on […]

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rothpartners is expanding

Miscellaneous - October 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Law Office PERNEZ has joined rothpartners since July 2016. Founded in 1992 by Ms. Helga PERNEZ, an experienced German IP lawyer admitted both in France and Germany, the Law Office PERNEZ has established a German speaking customer base with special needs in France  predominantly in Intellectual and Industrial […]

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Fight against terrorist financing in France, the EU and on an international level

Miscellaneous - December 21, 2015

Ten days after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 the French Minister of Finance Michel SAPIN made a statement during a press conference on November 23, 2015 on the national plan of action against terrorism which was adopted in March 2015 after the terrorist attacks in Paris on January 7 et 9, […]

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