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Competition & Antitrust
The European Court of Justice recently reiterated that restriction of competition 'by object' must be strictly interpreted. By expressly recommending this restrictive interpretation, the court could rekindle debate on the classification of certain practices as restrictions 'by object', in particular vertical practices, which have hitherto been forbidden per se without their effects on the market being demonstrated.
Employment & Benefits
Businesses in France are in a state of confusion in relation to the status and impact of new obligations, in force for transactions closing on or after November 1 2014, imposing a new obligation on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to inform employees directly two months in advance of an intention to sell 50% or more of the shares (or 50% of more of the assets) of a business in France.
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Tom Gillett, Manager
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