The French Court of Cassation has confirmed the interpretation given by the European Court of Justice in a decision of 4 June 2020 regarding the meaning of the term « negotiate »: it is not necessary to have the power to modify the prices of products sold on behalf of the principal in order to benefit of the commercial agent’s status.

Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) must be transposed before 9 June 2018 into the legislation of the Member States.  This was the purpose of the tabling of the bill by the group of LREM…

In France, for international arbitration, the judge in charge of the arbitral proceedings is the president of the Tribunal de grande instance of Paris when one of the parties is exposed to a risk of denial of justice. The support judge does not have general jurisdiction to rule all disputes arising during the arbitration process….

The UK will have definitely left the EU on 29 March 2019 at the latest. What needs to be done beforehand to secure your relationships with British clients and suppliers?