Fieldfisher is facing a €120,000 (£86,000) unfair dismissal claim brought by a former secretary in its Paris office, who claims that she was assaulted by the firm’s office managing partner on the day of her dismissal.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken the lead roles on Nokia’s €15.6bn (£11.2bn) acquisition of French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, announced this morning.
McDermott Will & Emery has continued the growth of its Paris office with the hire of three private equity partners from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle.
French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription
Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.
Franco-German tax treaty amended download subscription
After the amendment to the Franco-Luxembourg tax treaty of September 2014 it is the turn of the Franco-German tax treaty, with an amendment concluded on 31 March.
The French Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by magazine owners against a decision of the Paris Court of Appeal that it could not claim infringement of marks MATCH and PARIS MATCH by the dating website Match.com.
Courts split over distinctiveness of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark download subscription
The General Court and the Italian Tribunals disagree on the distinctive characteristics of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark
Very positive changes in French capital gains tax on the sale of French real estate download subscription
Last year there were positive and interesting developments regarding French capital gains tax applicable to non-French tax residents. News that these developments are now confirmed will be welcomed by many.
Global labour law update: France download subscription
French employers are regularly subject to social security audits performed by URSSAF to check whether social security contributions have been duly paid.
Shipping and Transport Bulletin: new Italian rules on road haulage; French aid to SNCF incompatible with state aid rules; and more download subscription
NCTM has released the February-March 2015 edition of its Shipping and Transport Bulletin.
Fashion matters: falling out of fashion download subscription
Following a protracted dispute, a Paris employment court rejected John Galliano’s £10m claim against his employers at Christian Dior SA and his own eponymous label for his dismissal in 2011.