With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important
Those chic Parisian boutiques keep making bread, but international firms are finding the French market has passed its best
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
Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market
Mega-mergers and restructuring work are keeping French lawyers happy for now.
A partner in White & Case’s Paris office is facing a ‘moral harassment’ case brought by a former associate.
Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.
French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.
A dominant company cannot disparage its competitor: a case of the biter bit download subscription
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
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
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
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
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 subscription
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 subscription
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
With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.