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France

Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing advises French and international companies on the setting up of anti-corruption compliance programmes. The firm is also acting as a United Nations expert in assisting a corporation with its compliance programme review and monitoring. Paul-Albert Iweins, Markus Asshoff, Gilles Amsallem and Evelyne Friedel are the main contacts.

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EU, competition and distribution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

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Media and entertainment
Cinema - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Wessing

The entertainment law department at Taylor Wessing is led by Christian Valsamidis, who has particularly strong expertise in IP and cross-border film financing: he recently acted, alongside cinema production and financing expert Claire Saint-Laurent-Mantoux, for Mandarin Cinema in its acquisition by M6 as part of the latter’s expansion of its film catalogue. Saint-Laurent-Mantoux, who has been instrumental in developing the firm’s TV and internet practices, also assisted Star Invest Films with the structuring of its distribution activities and its acquisition of distribution rights from producers. She frequently assists with production and exploitation contracts of television series, while dispute resolution partner Benoît Goulesque-Monaux, who is noted for his cinema expertise, advises on contentious matters in the newspaper and magazine sphere, including assistance with privacy infringements and defamation claims. Recently, the group represented a well-known petition website in its action against an online property advertiser after the latter identified the author of a defamatory statement on its platform. Other notable clients include Mondadori France, Studio Hari and Shamai.

Leading individuals

Christian Valsamidis - Taylor Wessing

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Real estate
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 is frequently handling high-profile financial and political matters: the group notably defended Swiss Banque Reyl in the Cahuzac tax fraud case as well as several key members of the Paris Bar who are facing criminal proceedings, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy and Bernard Tapie’s defence lawyers in two landmark cases. The practice is also active in the entertainment and media sectors and represented professional football player Mathieu Valbuena in a litigious matter. Banque de France, Coface, Mondadori Magazine, IBM and Chambre Nationale des Huissiers de Justice are clients.¬¬¬ Practice head and former head of the Paris Bar Paul-Albert Iweins is highly regarded and Benoît Goulesque-Monaux is also involved.

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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 handles IT disputes, data protection compliance, contract negotiations and cross-border projects for clients such as IBM and entities in the entertainment, retail and biotechnology spaces. In recent highlights, the group assisted several clients with the setting up of online sale platforms, advised a hardware manufacturing company on regulatory and data protection issues regarding the launch of its cloud-based cognitive healthcare solutions project, and represented a data storage company in a contentious mandate arising from an incident which damaged hard drives and computer racks of one of its clients. Valérie Aumage’s IT and data privacy team is regularly supported by dispute resolution partner Philippe Glaser, who has substantial experience in advising on data integration systems, financing hardware and software solutions.

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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

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  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING COMMITMENTS

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  • Landmark decision by French Competition Authority in conditioned LPG case

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  • 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.