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12 December 2008 : Tax – Inheritance Tax
The firm obtains a precedent from the Court of Appeal of Paris, who substantially lowered the applicable inheritance tax when the deceased was married under the legal separation system.

 
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6 october 2008: International Public Law – Court of Appeal of Paris
For the first time under French law, the firm obtains the recognition of the legal existence of the Republic of China (Taïwan) in a law suit versus the People’s Republic of China (Beijing).
 
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6 August 2008: Commercial Law – « LME Act »
The law on the modernization of economy, called “LME”, enters into force: it substantially modifies the rules applicable to business negotiations and announces the creation of the new “Autorité nationale de la concurrence” (National Authority of Competition) which is to replace the “Conseil de la concurrence” (Council of Competition).

 
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5 August 2008: Sports Law - Transfer of Swedish football player Christian Wilhelmsson
The firm acts on behalf of Saudi football club Al-Hilal Ryadh in the context of the transfer of international Swedish player Christian Wilhelmsson from FC Nantes.

 
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25 July 2008: Administrative Law - Ecoutes de l'Elysée case
The firm obtains the conviction of the French government to compensate writer Jean-Edern Hallier for his damage in the Ecoutes de l'Elysée case (illegal wiretaps). This final decision puts an end to an 18-years long law suit.

 
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1 February 2008: White Collar Crime - SocGen case
The firm acts on behalf of Jerôme Kerviel, prosecuted for forgery, breach of trust and computer intrusion in the "SocGen" case.

 
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1 October 2007 : Real Estate - Overhaul of the law on planning permissions
The Order of 8 December 2005 on planning permissions becomes effective on 1 October 2007.  This order substantially simplifies the procedure for the issuance of planning permissions.

 
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5 September 2007: International Bankruptcy - Commercial Court of Paris, 18th chamber
The firm obtains a precedent ruling, under EU Regulation # 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000, that insolvency proceedings opened by a foreign court from an EU member state takes priority over all subsequent proceedings initiated in other member states, disregarding the principal place of business of the insolvent company.

In application of the above-mentioned Regulation, the liquidator's powers are limited to the assets located in the country where the secondary proceedings have been initiated.

Therefore the claim of the French liquidator over assets located in a foreign country is inadmissible, notwithstanding the fact that the insolvent company has its principal place of business in France.

 
16 August 2006: Administrative Law - "Ecoutes de l'Elysée" Case
The firm files a claim before the Administrative Court of Paris following President Chirac's refusal to compensate the children of writer Jean-Edern Hallier for the illegal wire taps ordered by President Mitterrand.
 
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18 March 2006: Criminal Law - Outreau Case
The firm intervenes before the Parliament Investigation Committee on the Dysfunctions of Justice.
 
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28 February 2006: White Collar Crime - Cour de cassation, Criminal Chamber
The firm - acting jointly with barrister Patrice Spinosi - obtains a precedent narrowing the admissibility of civil claimants at the investigation phase in matters of misuse of corporate assets & fraudulent bankruptcy.
 
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17 February 2005: Criminal Law - "Ecoutes de l'Elysée" Case
The firm acts on behalf of the children of writer Jean-Edern Hallier before the Criminal Court of Paris in the "Ecoutes de l'Elysée" case.
 
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