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  1. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    Competition Law strengthening the failure of the new publishers’ rights: is it fair?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/competition-law-strengthening-the-failure-of-the-new

    In October 2019 France became the first EU country to implement and apply article 15 of the DSM Directive. If the goal of article 15 was to make “the licensing and enforcement of rights in press publications” less ...

  2. Legal news
    17 June 2020
    E-commerce: the FCA publishes a study on the application of competition law in the sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/e-commerce-l-adlc-publie-une-etude-sur-l-application-du-droit-de-la-concurrence-dans-le-secteur

    E-commerce is an essential distribution channel with specific features to which the competition authorities had to adapt. The French Competition Authority (the FCA) has therefore deemed it useful to publish a study ...

  3. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    France passes a new legal framework for hosting providers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/france-passes-a-new-legal-framework-for-hosting-providers

    Djazia Tiourtite and Myriam Douillet report on a new legal framework for hosting providers, aimed at countering online hate speech, as the French parliament passes its first law which is unrelated to the COVID-19 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 December 2018
    Setting up a business in France
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/france/setting-up-a-business-in-france

    Bird & Bird guide you on what's feasible in France, what business model will be most effective and where your brand, services and products will thrive.

  5. Legal news
    06 September 2019
    Update on French contract law – When does an imposed contract price increase amount to vitiated consent for duress?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/le-point-sur-le-droit-francais-des-contrats

    In a business-to-business contract setting, France’s Supreme Court, the Cour de cassation, had to assess whether the consent to a service provider price increase granted by buyer under heavy economic pressure was ...

  6. Legal news
    05 September 2019
    Digital market place regulatory environment in flux: What the Amazon decision can tell us about France’s regulatory environment for P2B players
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-market-place-regulatory-environment-in-flux

    In its judgment produced on the 2 September, the commercial court of Paris considered that a dozen clauses of the general terms and conditions of use imposed by Amazon on its partners to be particularly imbalanced, and ...

  7. Legal news
    11 July 2017
    France is “stepping up its game” with the adoption of new esports regulatory rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/france/france-is-stepping-up-its-game-with-adoption-of-esports-regulatory-rules

    By two decrees adopted on 9 May 2017, France is materializing its regulatory framework applicable to eSports competitions and eSports labor contracts.

  8. Legal news
    25 February 2020
    Apple’s software update branded as instance of unfair commercial practice by French regulator
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/apples-software-update-branded-as-instance-of-unfair-commercial-practice-by-french-regulator

    An investigation by the French regulator for matters of competition and consumer rights, the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF), has found the Apple ...

  9. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    Increase of contactless payment limits in order to slow down spread of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increase-of-contactless-payment-limits-in-order-to-slow-down-spread-of-covid-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, governments and international organisations (e.g. World Health Organisation) are recommending to consumers that, rather than paying in cash in ...