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Connection data and national security: the French Administrative supreme court’s judgment

In a ruling dated April 21, 2021 informally known as “French Data Network” (CE, Ass., 21 Apr. 2021, n°393099), the French administrative supreme court (Conseil d’Etat) analysed the general obligation of retention of connection data imposed on telecommunications operators, internet service......



Consequences of Brexit on data protection

Regime of data transfers to the United Kingdom

As part of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement concluded on 24 December 2020, the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply in the United Kingdom on a transitional basis......



BEHRING has made the cut in the Jeune Afrique Business+ ranking

We are delighted to announce that BEHRING has been selected to feature in the ranking of the 100 most influential business lawyers in French-speaking Africa. Anne-Solène Gay features in 10th position.

BEHRING frequently acts in several African countries in the context of large infrastructure......



‘Cookie walls’: The French administrative supreme court partly quashes the CNIL’s guidance

Following a claim brought by professional associations from the media, communications and digital marketing sectors, the Conseil d’Etat has quashed the guidance published by the French data protection authority (CNIL) related to the use of ‘cookies walls’. This practice is used by certain digital......



BEHRING has been selected by Best Lawyers™

We are delighted to announce that BEHRING has been selected to feature in the 11th edition of Best Lawyers™ in France 2021, in particular for its practice in Telecommunications Law where the firm has featured for several years running.

This ranking vindicates BEHRING’s expertise in the......



French Government adopted new decree for foreign investment control

The French Government adopted a decree published on January 1st regarding foreign investment control. This new regulation is the logical consequence of the adoption of the loi PACTE and aims to clarify the distinction between activities on listed sectors and R&D activities on strategic......



UFC-QUE CHOISIR v. Valve: to the consecration of a second-hand market for dematerialized video game? (TGI Paris, September 17, 2019, RG 16/01008)

On September 17, 2019, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris (first degree civil jurisdiction) ruled against VALVE, following a lawsuit initiated in 2015 by the consumer association “UFC-Que Choisir”.

The Court judged that several clauses in the terms and conditions of the Stream platform......



The impact of the simplification law in respect of corporate law on the French Commercial Code

On 10 July 2019, the Parliament passed the law N°2019-744 of 19 July 2019 about the simplification, clarification and update of the corporate law (hereafter the “Law”).

Filed with the Senate on 4 August 2014 and having seen many of its initial provisions being integrated in different legislative......



Parliament adopts anti-Huawei law on 5G

On July 24th 2019, the Parliament passed a law to preserve the interests of the French defense and the national security within the framework of the exploitation of the mobile radio networks....



EU publishes regulations on drones and their exploitation

Two regulations of the European Union related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their operation were published in the Official Journal of the EU on June 11th 2019. These texts, which are directly applicable in the Member States, regulate all types of UAS and their uses in the territory of the......


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