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Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

merger deal

Ashurst and Linklaters act on Schneider's £1.3bn reverse takeover of Aveva

20-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst and Linklaters have won top roles on the £1.3bn reverse takeover of engineering software company Aveva Group by French-based Schneider Electric. 

Construction

Cleary and Linklaters act as Anglo American sells £992m stake in Lafarge Tarmac

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Linklaters have acted on the £992m sale of Anglo American’s 50 per cent interest in Lafarge Tarmac.  

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Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.

Buying and owning a French residential property in 2015 download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Jun-2015

This brochure looks at the tax aspects of buying and owning a property in France in 2015 in line with the most recent tax changes. 

ECHR ruled dawn raids violated fundamental rights in France download subscription

Eversheds 17-Jun-2015

In a recent ruling, the ECHR stated that inspections and seizures carried out by investigators at the premises of two companies suspected of anticompetitive practices violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

Businesses displaying non-French trademarks on commercial signage do not contravene Quebec's language laws download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 20-May-2015

A unanimous decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal has confirmed that businesses are under no obligation to add a French-language description to their trademarks displayed exclusively in a language other than French 

Capital gains of non-French tax residents download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 6-May-2015

Principle of the free movement of capital upheld in recent decision.

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

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

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 14-Apr-2015

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. 

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