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Posted on by Mirjam BERG.

The obligation to file UBO information with the French trade register

Further to the European Directive in this matter, French law provides for the obligation to file information about the ultimate beneficial owner(s) (UBO) of French companies with the trade register (RCS).

Any individual holding directly or indirectly more than 25% of the share capital of the French company, is considered being UBO.

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MODIFICATIONS IN FRENCH LABOR LAW

Late September this year French Président Macron decided to modify French labor law through ordonnances. These are presently passed through French Parliament but even if Parliament does not confirm the Ordonnances they entered into force (or will do so early 2019 when the décrets d’application giving the necessary details will have been published).

Posted on by Mirjam BERG and Nael RAAD.

SECONDMENT OF EMPLOYEES BY EU-COMPANIES TO FRANCE

Under recent French legislation (based on the reviewed European directive), the requirements were increased.

When an employer who is not having its seat in France but in one of the other EU-countries, temporarily seconds personnel to France, for example for a construction project on a client’s site, the installation or maintenance of machines, but also in the framework of transborder road transport, a specific file has to be made up containing information both on the employer and on the seconded employees (all documents have to be translated in French!)

Posted on by Marinka SCHILLINGS and Nael RAAD.

Overview of the 2016 reform of the French law of obligations

We would like to draw your attention to an extensive French civil law reform: that of the law of obligations coming into effect on 1 November 2016.

This reform derives from the Ordinance n°2016-131 « on reform of contract law, general rules on obligations and of the proof of obligations » issued on 10 February 2016.

Posted on by Mirjam BERG.

NO LIMITATION OF DAMAGES IN CASE OF UNLAWFUL DISMISSAL IN FRANCE (YET)?

The Macron Law has implemented new scales with respect to the damages that may be awarded to employees in wrongful dismissal litigation (“licenciement sans cause réelle et sérieuse”)* by French labor courts, “Conseils des Prud’hommes” (composed by employee representatives and employers, in other wordsnon-professional judges).