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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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New measures in the electronic communications sector

French Act no. 2008-3 dated 3 January 2008  on the development of competition to benefit consumers (the Chatel Act), provides for new measures to benefit consumers.

The new provisions are notably with regard to electronic communications contracts entered into with a consumer (a physical person), whether or not that person is acting for professional ends. They will enter into effect on 1 June 2008 and will be applicable to contracts already in force.

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Liability of companies that host file-sharing websites – Wikipedia,a web host found not liable

After the file-sharing websites “DailyMotion” and “MySpace”, it was the turn of the famous online, free and collectively-compiled encyclopaedia “Wikipedia” to be hauled before French courts.

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Commission on images of diversity (decree no. 2007-181 of 9 february 2007)

Decree no. 2007-181 of the 9 February 2007 (the “Decree”) creates a commission under the aegis of the Agence Nationale pour la Cohésion Sociale et l’Egalité des Chances (“ACSE” or National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equal Opportunities) and the Centre National de la Cinématographie (“CNC” or National Motion Picture Centre) called the
“Commission images de la diversité” (Commission on images of diversity).

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