France Legal Articles
Law related articles writen by lawyers
and experts witnesses practicing in France
France has transcribed the European Directive into internal law, offering new avenues for professional hires in France that are more favorable than French common law rules for new hires. French Application of the New European Blue Card for Immigration of Skilled Foreign Employees : A valid competitor to the American Green Card ?
Which welfare rights for the crews? Maritime welfare law was initially developed under the aegis of the domestic legal systems of shipping Nations, each setting their own rules on board their ships. Ships’ freedom of registration and shipping internationalization were the main factors undermining domestic frameworks.
Delay for a French Commercial Agent to Notify His Intention to Claim Damages after Termination of His Contract
When a commercial agency contract is terminated the commercial agent under French Law can claim indemnities unless he has committed serious negligence. The French commercial code provides that the commercial agent is obliged to notify his intention of claiming indemnities within a year from the termination of his agency contract. The Cour de cassation, French civil Supreme Court, in a recent decision has had the opportunity to detail when this delay really started.
Should you consider handing over your keys back to the bank?
Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company's Receiver. However, those debts e.g. rents that arose prior to the leaseback company becoming insolvent must be lodged in the insolvency proceedings. This is a necessary step in order for the Court to admit claims and consider you as a (usually non-preferential) creditor in the Receivership.
How to serve international legal documents in France. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.
Which assets are capable of being taken by execution in France on an English judgment?
This article provides helpful advice on what French off-plan property purchasers should do if they face snagging problems on handing over the keys.
This introduction guide offers an outline of some legal implications of buying or disposing of residential property in France. It also identifies some of the main pitfalls to avoid.
Buying a property in any country requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. In most common law countries, both vendor and acquirer instruct their own legal professional to act in their interests, yet many French property purchasers fail to insist on having their own adviser. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly recommended.
Help and tips about making a French will.
New time-limitations in French civil matters.
IP/NT Law: Can the Google Adwords System Be Counterfeiting? French Supreme Court Raises Three Questions to the ECJ
French supreme Court raises three questions regarding the existence of counterfeit with the commercial link system. An interesting decision has been rendered by the French civil Supreme Court on the 20th of May 2008 (Commercial chamber n°06-15136) who has raised several questions to the European Court of Justice regarding the existence of a counterfeit by use of a commercial link system such as "Adwords" developed by Googl
The Cour de cassation (French civil and commercial supreme court) has rendered a decision on the 26th of February 2008 (Commercial Chamber of the Cour de cassation – decision n°07/10761) regarding the liability of financial investments companies.