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ATURQUOISE

15 RUE BEAUJON, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 42 99 94 50
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Brussels, Paris
ATurquoise law firm has a strong practice in media law which involves questions of employment law, contract law, torts, labor law, bankruptcy law, immigration, securities law, security interests, agency, right of privacy, defamation, advertising, criminal law, tax law, International law (especially Private international law), insurance law, image rights, communication and reputation.
In this respect, the firm has taken advantage of its Media expertise to use it in different fields covering not only the entertainment industry, but also institutional and non-profit communication campaigns as well as lobbying actions principally lead in the European Union.

EUROPEAN UNION & COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS
Brussels is a crucial economic and political European hub where strategic and impacting decisions are taken every day. ATurquoise lawyers carefully follow the economic, legal and political activities lead in this European hub and also take part to the decision making process. In this respect, the firm has recently opened an office in Brussels and has developed a strong capacity to assist campaigns of lobbying in Brussels and other European capitals.
Thus, in addition to traditional legal expertise, the firm has also developed specific skills regarding communication campaigns in Europe, including but not limited to:

  • advising foreign clients regarding French and European communication perception;
  • reviewing all communication (articles, press releases…) directed to the French and EU audience for legal compliance;
  • advising our clients regarding their global strategy;
  • Liaising and coordinating with lobbying and influence specialists in our network to provide practical and efficient rules.

Furthermore, ATurquoise’s presence in Brussels allows its lawyers to be closer to the strategic European decisions that are currently taken regarding the digital single market, intellectual property and the entertainment industry. In this respect, the firm has prepared many tools to help its clients audit their contracts and make sure they will be compliant with the European rules notably related to territoriality.

MEDIA & INTELLIGENCE PRACTICE
Besides the media, communication and intelligence practices that the firm offers to its clients, ATurquoise is also pretty involved in sharing with its network of partners, clients, friends and other followers, strategic news that may directly impact this audience. Indeed, the firm has implemented a system allowing its lawyers to directly and instantly share through social media and blog articles news and important information that are of interest. Furthermore, in addition to this intelligence practice, the firm regularly publishes articles for the press, notably for newspapers/blogs,  legal magazines (iael’s book http://www.iael.org/publications/29/, Les Petites Affiches http://www.petites-affiches.fr/ ), legal guides (Media Law International, Leaders League – Les DĂ©cideurs).

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“ATurquoise team is outstanding. They are responsive, thorough, and creative in their advice. Anne-Marie Pecoraro is a valued advisor to our company.”

“Anne-Marie Pecoraro's analytical ability and years of experience enable her and her team to provide thoughtful, thorough, and, most importantly, practical legal advice regarding a wide variety of benefit law issues. ATurquoise lawyers listen carefully to client questions and comments and they respond quickly and clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. I have worked with Anne-Marie for almost 10 years and have never been disappointed in any aspect of her work.”

“Regardless of the complexity of a matter, ATurquoise is a law firm will consider not only legal strategy, but business practicalities in providing all relevant advice and litigation options.”

“ATurquoise is one of the best IP law firms I have ever worked with. Its lawyers have an amazing ability to reduce complex issues and technology into simple concepts that business people can understand. They consistently develop innovative strategies that help us achieve our ultimate business goal.”

“ATurquoise has been an integral part of our projects, and we have come to rely on this law firm not only for contracts and litigation, but also for its lawyers’ strategic sense and ability to work with us on longer-term goals. In other words, this team of lawyers is not only smart and well connected; they are also very helpful and responsive.”

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    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

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  • 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
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  • 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 .
  • ActualitĂ© lĂ©gislative 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.