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French law n° 2021-1104 of 22 August 2021, which supports the fight against climate change and strengthens resilience in the face of its effects, known as the “Climate Law”, came into force, except for specific provisions, on 25 August 2021 and ... read more
On 27 January 2021, the French Cour de Cassation judged a case in which the shares in a company had been transferred with an asset and liability guarantee capped at 550 000 euros, and duly signed by the acquirer. Two years later, the acquirer requested the ... read more
Business entities are considered legal entities as of the date of their registration on the Companies Registry. Therefore, until such date, companies are considered as being “under formation” and, as such, have no legal existence. However, in ... read more
Although electronic signatures have been recognised under French law since 2000 by Law n° 2000-230 of 13 March 2000 (on that subject, please see our newsletter COVID-19 Business: focus on the electronic signature), until 2019, business records had to be ... read more
Hitherto, within the framework of a merger, the acquiring company’s criminal liability for acts committed by the acquired company before the merger was always excluded based on the principle of liability for one’s own acts as provided for in ... read more
With the limitation of physical meetings imposed by the fight against the propagation of the virus that causes COVID-19, electronic signatures are turning out to be an essential tool for the remote signing of contracts as well as any other official business ... read more
As announced in our Corporate newsletter of 11 June 2020, over the past few months, the French government has implemented measures in order to adapt certain rules of corporate law to the sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Ordinance n° 2020-321 ... read more
The French government has adopted several ordinances and decrees in order to adjust certain rules of corporate law in light of the current health emergency, which has been extended through midnight on 10 July 2020. 1. Extended deadlines For companies ... read more
As announced in our Corporate newsletter of October 19, 2018, the legal framework for foreign investments in France has been modified by the PACTE Law. A decree (Decree no. 2019-1590) and an order (Order ECOT1937237A) published on December 31, 2019 specify ... read more
The French law 2019-744 of July 19, 2019 (Soilihi Law) eliminated the requirement for simplified joint stock companies (SAS) to assess contributions in the form of services or know-how (apports en industrie) and, in some cases, the requirement to assess ... read more

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