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Rémy Fekete

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TMT; Government Regulation; Global Disputes; Africa Practice

Position

Rémy Fekete's practice focuses on telecommunications, media, and information technology (TMT). He leads the TMT team in the Paris Office and regularly advises public entities and major telecommunications groups on issues related to broadcasting, distribution, and corporate law such as the setting up of public-private partnerships (PPPs). He also has significant experience in Africa and Middle East. Rémy has advised more than 30 governments and regulators in the granting of licenses, the privatization of operators, the opening up of the market to new players, and the restructuring and reforming of the worldwide legal and regulatory framework applicable to the telecommunications and information technology sector.

Languages

French; English

Member

Admitted to the Paris Bar

Education

Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Master's in Management 1994); University of Paris V-René Descarte (Degree in Business Law 1991); University of London (Law Degree 1990)


France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: Leading individuals

Rémy Fekete - Jones Day

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

The ‘excellent team’ at Jones Day stands out for its ‘professionalism, business knowledge and response times’ and is headed by telecoms expert Rémy Fekete who represents clients such as Orange, Sigfox and Eutelsat; he also advised CBS on a major output deal with Canal+ and oversaw a complex telecoms towers transaction in South America for Millicom. Counsel Olivier Haas leads the group’s notable data privacy practice and recently acted for Solvay in the definition and implementation of their data protection compliance strategy in light of the incoming GDPR, and also assisted a leading food company with legal issues related to a smart data project which included the creation of a data lake of its industrial and customer data.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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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.
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    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.
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    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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  • 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 .
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    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.