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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
    16 November 2020
    The FCA rejects Sony’s commitments in an abuse of dominance case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/the-fca-rejects-sonys-commitments-in-an-abuse-of-dominance-case

    2020 proves to be a busy year for the French Competition Authority (FCA) as far as tech giants are concerned. After Google and Apple, it's now Sony's turn to be under the FCA’s spotlight. While the Japanese company is ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    14 June 2016
    New French Digital Republic Bill to officially recognise esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/new-french-digital-republic-bill-to-officially-recognise-esports

    France’s new Law for a Digital Republic (more commonly known as the “Digital Republic Bill”), which is currently being discussed by the French parliament, includes an article permitting the French minister of sports to ...

  6. Legal news
    21 March 2019
    France & Employment Law: News Alert - March 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/france-and-employment-law-news-alert-march-2019

    France has increased training obligations for companies, including the obligation to hold an individual professional meeting with each employee to discuss their career evolution every two years, with sanctions for ...

  7. Legal news
    19 March 2018
    Mobile money on the rise in Uemoa
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/france/developpement-rapide-de-la-mobile-money-en-uemoa

    Financial inclusion in the West African Monetary and Economic Union (in French “UEMOA”) is a major concern for its member states. Although the proportion of households with a bank account remains low in the region (15,7 ...

  8. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...

  9. Legal news
    24 September 2018
    Gambling Regulators Sharpen Focus on Loot Boxes & Social Gaming
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/gambling-regulators-sharpen-focus-on-loot-boxes-and-social-gaming

    Monday 17th September 2018 saw fifteen European gambling regulators and the Washington State Gambling Commission sign a Declaration stating that they are "increasingly concerned with the risks being posed by the ...