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Taylor Wessing

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France

Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment: cinema - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

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Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has ‘excellent lawyers who can expertly translate business deals into legal terms’. The firm is in high demand from French and international production companies for production and financing advice of the most high-profile French productions. The practice also has good expertise in international film financing. Highlights included assisting Mars Films with divesting a 30% stake in itself to Vivendi, as well as advising BNP Paribas on its investment in Luc Besson’s new movie, Valérian et la Cité des milles planètes. Christian Valsamidis is a major name in the industry. Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux and Benoît Goulesque-Monaux are also key partners. The firm is also ‘highly ranked’ in the sports industry, where it assists famous players and sport federations. It represented footballer Mathieu Valbuena in negotiating his transfer to Olympique Lyonnais. Tony Parker is also a client. Didier Domat heads the sports practice; Neal Lachmany has ‘strong business acumen in the sports industry and is reliable’.

Leading individuals

Christian Valsamidis - Taylor Wessing

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Real estate
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

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France: Dispute resolution

White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing’s Paul-Albert Iweins is involved in some of the market’s most sensitive cases in the politico-financial arena. Iweins is defending former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s lawyer regarding investigations for potential breach of professional secrecy and active bribery, as well as acting for Bernard Tapie’s lawyer in criminal investigations into an arbitration case. Press law is another specialism.

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing deals with contentious and non-contentious IT and data issues, including often acting for IBM France. Recent litigation includes several matters regarding fires in data centres. Valérie Aumage and Philippe Glaser lead the practice.

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France: Private equity

Venture and growth capital
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

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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.