European firms in London: City of dreams

4-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

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France: Comme ci, comme ça

14-Oct-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Those chic Parisian boutiques keep making bread, but international firms are finding the French market has passed its best

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Plafond de verre

8-Oct-2012 | By Joanne Harris

The glass ceiling is still in place in the French legal profession as, although there are far more young women than men involved, they are not making partner


Paris matches

31-Oct-2011 | By Joanne Harris

Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market

Franco-Belgian bank Dexia: broken up

Corp value

31 October 2011 | By Joanne Harris

Mega-mergers and restructuring work are keeping French lawyers happy for now.

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White & Case Paris partner faces harassment case from former associate

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in White & Case’s Paris office is facing a ‘moral harassment’ case brought by a former associate.


Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£ in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.

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A dominant company cannot disparage its competitor: a case of the biter bit download subscription

Dentons 26-Aug-2014

In a decision rendered on 24 July 2014, the French Competition Authority imposed a €1.7m (£1.35m) fine on Société Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littée.

The allegedly unfair behaviour of a competitor does not justify exclusionary practices against it download subscription

Dentons 26-Aug-2014

Cegedim, in a dominant position on the market of medical information databases, has been heavily sanctioned by the French Competition Authority.

The absence of prior notice of mergers may result in significant fines without breaching the principle of proportionality download subscription

Dentons 26-Aug-2014

High financial consequences may be borne by companies that have failed to notify and have implemented their merger without authorisation from the competent competition authority.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are fined and may also be liable for damages download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

Servier and other French pharmaceutical manufacturers have received fines for conspiring to keep generic medicines off the market.

Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription

Allen & Overy 28-Jul-2014

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.

Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

The risks posed by insider threats download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.

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