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The law firm Amstel & Seine was founded in 2015 and specializes in international business law and real estate issues with a special focus on commercial exchanges between the Benelux and France.


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1 December 2023


1. The development of mediation in French law France introduced legislation on mediation in 1995 (Law no. 95-125 of 8 February 1995). Since then, mediation has taken off, albeit very slowly at first, thanks in particular to the creation of mediation centres. In recent years, the development of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method […]

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8 February 2023

The franchise contract and the pre-contractual information duty

Franchising is a common way of developing a business concept but one that is subject to strict rules under French law. Before signing a franchise agreement a franchisor must comply with certain special legal requirements, one of which is a pre-contractual information duty. The franchisor’s pre-contractual information duty goes beyond the general rule of contract […]

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6 December 2022

Metal industry collective bargaining agreement changes as of 1 January 2024

As of 1 January 2024, a new national collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the metal industry will come into effect. This CBA will replace the 78 existing regional CBAs applicable to the non-cadres as well as the (already national) one for Cadres et ingénieurs. These changes will impact all employers as the new CBA will […]

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