Jean-Philippe Gille, President of the French Association of Company Lawyers (AFJE), gave an overview of the ongoing developments in French, which has been translated here below.
Cour de cassation upholds lower court ruling, clarifies scope of legal professional privilege under French law
The case at hand concerned an investigation into potential cartel agreements between manufacturers, wholesalers, and major retailers in 2014.
Dedicated buttons on TV remotes – a challenge to cultural sovereignty?
“If there is a button for an American platform, there must be a button for a French platform.”
Everything from the pig goes…except cartels!
Fake notebooks, clandestine meetings, secret phone calls, destroyed documents, the list goes on and on. About fifty companies were ultimately targeted by the twenty-three months of investigation.
Why Legal Professional Privilege is in the interest of all concerned
An opinion paper submitted by Eric Gardner de Béville, previously General Counsel at Coca-Cola
France, Spain & Portugal, consultant and member of the Cercle Montesquieu
The six challenges of in-house lawyers: an interview series with French company lawyers
The French publication “Les Echos” interviewed ten legal directors from medium and large companies to find how to address and adapt to these ever-changing challenges.
Franco-German response hailed across Europe, critics worry about the extent and scope
The recovery package, hailed by many, could be seen as a landmark decision for the future of the European Union
France moves to protect confidentiality of in-house advice
To protect French companies from legal trouble abroad, the Macron government might now be ready to extend legal privilege to company lawyers