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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

Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Within: Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet

Jones Day is currently acting for Sigfox on a review and study of the regulatory and legal framework of the telecoms sectors of several African countries with regard to the licensing, terms and conditions of radio frequencies and connectivity services for the Internet of Things. Telecoms expert and practice co-head Rémy Fekete is assisting a French public investment entity with its minority stake investment in a new French operator, and is representing Djezzy in its challenge to the limitations imposed on it as an internet service provider, its official status as a dominant operator, and its effort to obtain symmetric termination rates. On the IT side, practice co-head and of counsel Olivier Haas is advising Société Générale on the drafting and negotiating of the transitional services agreement for IT and data services in the context of its divestiture of its banking and insurance activities in Croatia. Compliance with GDPR requirements, the provision of digital payment services and high-stakes disputes also feature among the firm's recent work highlights.

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Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

Jones Day is retained by leading French utilities companies to advise on high-profile regulatory issues including tariff regulation. The firm is assisting EDF with the opening up of the operation of French hydropower plants to competitors and with France's tender offer to renew dams and hydropower plants concessions. Philippe Delelis and Nicolas Brice are top public law experts. The practice also advises on domestic renewable projects. It assisted La Banque Postale with the financing of several renewables projects including with the joint financing of a 20MW EDF Energies Nouvelles onshore wind farm. Sophie Chevallier is a key name for project finance work. The firm also handles oil and gas work. Rémy Fekete assisted Chevron with the negotiation of the renewal of a hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Litigation and arbitration are also strengths.

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Legal Developments by:
Jones Day

  • 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 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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    À la une Parmi les mesures annoncées par le Premier Ministre dans le cadre du plan de réduction des déficits, deux d’entre elles sont susceptibles d’affecter de nombreuses entreprises