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Aramis

9 RUE SCRIBE, 75009 PARIS, FRANCE
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Brussels, Paris

France

Administrative and public law
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Aramis

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 4

Aramis

Aramis ‘has the advantage of a team that has both the experience of seasoned lawyers and the dynamic of a rather modern firm’. The competition and distribution practice is jointly headed by the ‘highly regarded’ Aurélien Condomines and distribution specialist Mireille Dany and recently handled several high-profile antitrust litigation matters, such as representing XPO Logistics before the Court of Appeal with regards to cartel allegations in the transport industry. In merger clearance work, the group assisted Sodiaal with its application to the Authority for the operation of a joint venture in the agribusiness sector, and advised Gamm Vert, a subsidiary of InVivo, on its proposed acquisition of one hundred retail sites. Other work included assisting Condomines with an investigation by the FCA.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Aramis

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Aramis

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the Internet - ranked: tier 2

Aramis

Aramis recently welcomed of counsel Noémie Weinbaum from a deputy legal manager at Natixis to strengthen its regulatory fintech and data privacy offering. The team provides ongoing advice to Wirecard, which recently involved the negotiation of a global partnership agreement with Orange Bank for the provision of contactless payments to its customers, and practice head Benjamin May advised Carrefour on the migration of its internal messaging service to a cloud-based platform. On the regulatory side, the practice assisted La Banque Postale with its application before the French regulator – the ACPR – concerning a new license for an electronic money institution related to the launch of its new payment platform.

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 3

Aramis

The intellectual property litigation practice at Aramis recently attracted several new clients across a wide range of sectors including life sciences, food and drink, and cosmetics. The group centres its practice around litigation, risk analysis and pre-litigation advice, especially related to generic pharmaceutical products. Practice head Benjamin May recently represented a client in patent infringement and know-how proceedings with regards to propulsion technology and also teamed up with Jestaz to advise a client on the acquisition of a portfolio of patents related to storage devices. Another notable work highlight is the representation of Tereos Syral in cross-border patent infringement litigation pertaining to the production process of a starch molecule.

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Trade marks, designs and copyright
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Aramis

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Legal Developments in France

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  • The new French regulation applying to national insurance contributions for managers and shareholders

    French insurance contributions on executive and shareholder remuneration (pay + dividends) have been substantially increased by the National Insurance Funding for 2013 Act, No. 2012-1404, of 17th December 2012. Until 31st December 2012, all dividends were subject to national insurance contributions on unearned income but henceforth, under Article L136-3 of the National Insurance Code, amended by Act No. 2012-1404, certain dividends   are considered as pay received by executives and shareholders and are therefore subject to the national insurance contributions on pay. The Act also abolished the ceiling on health insurance contributions payable by the self-employed and all this means that businesses must rethink the way that they have been structured until now.
  • CHINA - PERSONAL TAXATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY : CHINESE AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ON AN EQUAL FOOTING

    The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.
  • MOROCCO TO BECOME THE LEADING FINANCIAL PLACE IN AFRICA

    The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.
  • ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL?

    The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.
  • Prime de Partage des Profits

    Le dispositif L’article 1er de la loi de financement rectificative de la Sécurité sociale pour 2011 oblige les sociétés commerciales de 50 salariés et plus, dont les dividendes par part sociale ou par action sont en augmentation par rapport à la moyenne des deux années précédentes, à verser une prime à l’ensemble de leurs salariés
  • BULGARIA MARKET OVERVIEW

    Types of investors The private equity (PE) funds that are active in Bulgaria are not raised or registered in the country. Some Bulgarian PE funds were raised recently, but there are no statistics as to the sources of their funding, their number, the funds that were accumulated, etc.
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING COMMITMENTS

    THE PROCEDURE IS CLARIFIED, BUT MAY COMMITMENTS APPLY WITHOUT LIMIT?
  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

    cartel case closed after discovery that leniency application was largely based on forgeries and rejection of collective dominant position objection.
  • 2012 supplementary budget

    The second supplementary budget published in the Official Gazette September 19, 2011 provides for two key measures that affect the deferral of tax losses and taxation of capital gains realized on the sale of equity securities .
  • Actualité législative fiscale

    Au delà des mesures applicables à l’ensemble des contribuables (telles que la limitation du report des déficits ou la réforme du mode de calcul des plus values sur cessions de participations),le plan de réduction des déficits annoncé le 24 août dernier par le gouvernement comprend des mesures qui intéressent spécifiquement les acteurs du secteur financier.