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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

40 RUE DE LA BOÉTIE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 40 69 5678
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Fax +33 1 40 69 5676
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www.hoyngrokhmonegier.com

France: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Hoyng Rokh Monegier’s ‘extremely strong’ team has deep expertise in advising major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on contentious patent issues and pharmaceutical regulatory matters. Led by ‘unflappable and very experienced’ Brussels-based patent law expert Benoît Strowel and regulatory specialist Anne Servoir, who recently joined from pharmaceutical law boutique firm Intuity, the practice is representing Zeltiq Aesthetics in several patent litigation proceedings pertaining to Cryolipolisys, a treatment process designed to eliminate fat cells through cooling. On the regulatory front, clients instructed the firm to advise on market access strategy, negotiations with national authorities, and tax issues relating to marketing and advertising activities by pharmaceutical players in France. Other noteworthy clients include Sanofi, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck and Audevard Laboratories.

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 1

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Specialist intellectual property boutique Hoyng Rokh Monegier regularly represents clients from the agro-food, life sciences, aeronautics and telecoms sectors in cross-border litigation. Brussels-based practice head Benoît Strowel advised Zeltiq on a potential appeal against the revocation of one of its patents and the coordination of European litigations pertaining to CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis technology and Denis Monégier du Sorbier assisted Strowel with the enforcement of patent rights. Sophie Micallef, who is representing a corporate client in an invention dispute with a former employee, is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Denis Monégier du Sorbier - Hoyng Rokh Monegier

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Trade marks, designs and copyright
Trade marks, designs and copyright - ranked: tier 1

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Hoyng Rokh Monegier routinely represents household name brands in domestic and multijurisdictional infringement proceedings and unfair competition claims. The intellectual property offering is led by Denis Monégier du Sorbier and supported by Marie Georges-Picot, who recently represented a well-known lingerie brand in litigious proceedings regarding design, advertising and market positioning issues, and Sophie Micallef, who is assisting a luxury cosmetics company with a series of trade mark infringement claims. Apart from its contentious work, the group also provided transactional support and guided a prominent financial services client through the redrafting of its trade mark management policy. Retail chain Cora and Canal+ feature among the firm’s impressive client roster.

Leading individuals

Marie Georges-Picot - Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Sophie Micallef - Hoyng Rokh Monegier

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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.