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In a context of economic and technological change, there is a strong desire both in France and in Europe to re-balance power between companies and consumers. Hence consumer law is becoming increasingly important. The new regulatory framework in force - which in France is determined mainly by the Consumer Law - imposes greater vigilance. Whatever your sector and your field of activity, you must adapt some of your practices to the new rules before marketing or promoting your products or services to consumers. Apart from being a necessity, meeting all these obligations ensures a significant competitive advantage.

Our dedicated team comprises 12 lawyers who specialise in these issues and are familiar not only with specific French regulations but also the EU framework in which you operate. They advise and assist you with all your issues, having a wealth of experience in a variety of fields such as FMCG, telecommunications, agri-food and the pharmaceutical industry. They cover a very wide sphere of activity: sales promotions (games/competitions, lotteries, premium sales, self-liquidating premiums, price reduction announcements, loyalty programmes, specific regulations applicable to banking sectors, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, etc.); advertising regulations (untruthful or misleading advertising, comparative advertising, French language, authorisation prior to advertising, etc.); fraud regulation (product labelling, measurement control, deception, etc.) and specific regulations (dangerous products, nutritional allegations, etc.); regulation of consumer information (advertising of prices and information on products or services, drafting of notes to the consumer, etc.); regulation of abusive clauses; regulation of distance selling and other sundry regulations: abuse of weakness, product bundling, forced sales or shipments, sales, liquidation, etc.

Highly proactive, our experts will provide you with innovative and made-to-measure answers which take all your interests into account.

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03/07/2020
Le Point: our law firm rank­ings
Our law firm is part of the first « The best law firms » awards of Le Point – Statista. Bank­ing law, etc. Dis­cov­er all our rank­ings!
15 September 2020
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment on Ver­tic­al Block...
The Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment (SWD 2020 173 fi­nal) is the next step on the road to an up­dated VBER and cor­res­pond­ing guidelines. With the cur­rent VBER due to ex­pire on 31 May 2022, the Staff Work­ing Doc­u­ment...
26/06/2020
Best Law­yers 2021
This year, our law­yers re­ceived 133 re­com­mend­a­tions; 3 law­yers are re­cog­nised as "Law­yer of the year" in Ad­min­is­trat­ive Law and in La­bour and Em­ploy­ment Law.
13 August 2020
Sus­tain­able food pro­gress may close glob­al reg­u­lat­ory gap
In­nov­a­tion in the sus­tain­able food sec­tor is for­ging ahead at a re­mark­able pace. Our cur­rent food sources ac­count for nearly one-third of glob­al GHG emis­sions while con­sumers are in­creas­ingly bet­ter edu­cated...
28/02/2020
Com­bat­ing plastic: what the Anti-Wastage & Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law says
Our law­yers sum­mar­ize the meas­ures re­lat­ing to plastic in the Anti-Wastage and Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law. Dis­cov­er their ana­lyzes.
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter fac...
28/02/2020
Meas­ures re­lat­ing to waste in the Anti-Wastage & Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law
Our law­yers sum­mar­ize the meas­ures re­lat­ing to waste in the Anti-Wastage & Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law. Dis­cov­er their ana­lyzes.
18 May 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food pro...
28/02/2020
Meas­ures re­lat­ing to wastage in the Anti-Wastage & Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law
Our law­yers sum­mar­ize the meas­ures re­lat­ing to food and non-food waste in the anti-wastage and cir­cu­lar eco­nomy law. Dis­cov­er their ana­lyzes.
21 April 2020
Coty v Amazon: CJEU con­firms Amazon is not li­able for trade mark in­fringe­ment...
On 2 April 2020, the CJEU handed down its judg­ment in the Coty v Amazon[1] case, which relates to a re­fer­ral from the Bundes­gericht­shof, Ger­many’s Fed­er­al Court of Justice. The CJEU ruled in fa­vour of...
28/02/2020
Anti-Wastage and Cir­cu­lar Eco­nomy Law
Our law­yers sum­mar­ize the main de­mands of the anti-wastage and cir­cu­lar eco­nomy law in France. Dis­cov­er their ana­lyzes.
24 February 2020
Or­gan­ic food products face new reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges
Nat­ur­al­ness is as­so­ci­ated with sim­pli­city. Foods that are sim­pler and less pro­cessed are per­ceived to be “bet­ter”. This may be one of the reas­ons why the de­mand for or­gan­ic cer­ti­fic­a­tion is on the ris...