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13 May 2024
Recent developments in customs valuation in the EU
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New advances in EU customs valuation.

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08 April 2024
Ban on the internal market of products derived from forced labour : a new Regulation to entry into force by the end of 2024 
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The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on March 5, 2024 on the ban on forced labor products, extending the powers of the Commission and national authorities to investigate and take decisions.

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05 March 2024
Asia Newsletter #2
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At DS Avocats, we have developed strong expertise in data protection issues in Asia, enabling us to assist our clients in developing their operations while taking into account their data compliance obligations. Our knowledge of the GDPR also enables us to bridge the gap between the needs of European headquarters and those of local subsidiaries in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.

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16 February 2024
The ban on providing IT services and selling software to Russia: a new tool to limit Russia’s industrial capabilities
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Regulation No. 833/2014 which restricts and prohibits the import and export of certain products originating in Russia, has thus been modified multiple times.

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13 February 2024
Uncategorized
Data regulation – China

DS Asia Newsletter

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Over the past two years, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have either introduced their first data protection regulations or updated and reformed their existing regulations. The Personal Information Protection Law in China.

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12 February 2024
Uncategorized
Data regulation – Indonesia

DS Asia Newsletter

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Au cours des deux dernières années, la Chine, l’Inde, l’Indonésie et le Vietnam ont soit introduit leurs premières réglementations sur la protection des données, soit mis à jour et réformé leurs réglementations existantes. Le cas du PDPL indonésien.

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12 February 2024
Data
Data regulation – Singapore

DS Asia Newsletter

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Au cours des deux dernières années, la Chine, l’Inde, l’Indonésie et le Vietnam ont soit introduit leurs premières réglementations sur la protection des données, soit mis à jour et réformé leurs réglementations existantes. La loi PDPA à Singapour.

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12 February 2024
Data
Data regulation – India

DS Asia Newsletter

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Au cours des deux dernières années, la Chine, l’Inde, l’Indonésie et le Vietnam ont soit introduit leurs premières réglementations sur la protection des données, soit mis à jour et réformé leurs réglementations existantes. Le cas de la DPDPA indienne.

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12 February 2024
Data
Data regulation – Vietnam

DS Asia Newsletter

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Au cours des deux dernières années, la Chine, l’Inde, l’Indonésie et le Vietnam ont soit introduit leurs premières réglementations sur la protection des données, soit mis à jour et réformé leurs réglementations existantes. Le cas du DPDP vietnamien.

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02 February 2024
Nomination
Béatrice Pola joins DS Avocats’ employment law practice

Press Release

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The arrival of Béatrice Pola as a partner, and Estelle Coulombel (counsel), reinforces our expertise in employment law.

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18 December 2023
Press release
13 law firms reaffirm their commitment to mutual respect

Press Release

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Given the upsurge in acts and speeches of hatred and rejection of others in our society, we feel it is essential to issue a solemn reminder of the values that underpin our law firms.

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14 November 2023
EU
Effectiveness of European Union sanctions against Russia

Les brèves DS Avocats

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In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU is intensifying efforts to curb Russian actions. On October 9, 2023, the EU Parliament passed a resolution assessing the effectiveness of sanctions aimed at limiting Russia’s financial support for the war.

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14 October 2023
Italie
Do you have a company or a subsidiary in Italy ?

Les Brèves DS Avocats

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Our office in Milano, Italy can support your company in identifying the UBO of your company, in collecting all the relevant information and in filing the communication to Companies’ Register.

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18 September 2023
Groupe DS
DS Avocats España adds two new partners to its tax and employment departments
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Two new partners have joined DS Avocats España to strengthen its tax and employment practices.

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19 July 2023
Italy
Interim and provisional measures in arbitration in Italy – the newregime introduced by Legislative Decree no. 149/2022

Les Brèves de DS Avocats

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The Italian Government implemented a reform of the Italian civil justice system to make Italy more “arbitration-friendly”.

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18 July 2023
IBA
DS Lawyers events during the IBA conference
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DS Avocats accueille les membres de l’IBA pour une série d’événements de travail et d’échange à l’occasion de la conférence annuelle de l’International Bar Association (IBA) réunissant les avocats du monde entier.

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17 July 2023
Taxes
The curious case of Netflix in India

Les brèves DS Avocats

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In India, the income tax department is looking to tax Netflix Inc.’s earnings from its streaming services.

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26 April 2023
Asia
Women in the workplace

DS Asia Newsletter

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China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Viêtnam : our lawyers have made a snapshot of women’s situation in the workplace in five Asia Pacific economies.

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16 March 2023
EU
The General Court backs the European Commission against Chinese foreign subsidies to Egypt as part of the New Belt and Road Initiative… Is Morocco next?

Les brèves DS Avocats

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By its two judgments dated March 1st, 20231 , the General Court has, for the first time, provided important clarifications on the accountability of foreign subsidies on a product subject to countervailing measures.

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21 February 2023
EU
EU-wide REACH enforcement project

Les Brèves de DS Avocats

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On 07/02/2023, French Customs published a note on their website information on specific tariff provisions (DTP) related to compliance with REACH provisions and restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations and certain dangerous articles (listed in Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation).

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12 January 2023
Italy
Italian Budget Law 2023: The main provisions on labour matters

Les Brèves by DS Avocats

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Our senior associate in Milano presents 8 important provisions relative to labour under the new 2023 budget law.

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02 December 2022
Press release
Our Labour and Employment Law team is Growing Again 
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We are pleased to welcome Sissi Querido, an associate, in our Montreal office as a member of our Labour and Employment Law team. She will assist and support the team in its mission of excellence.

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25 November 2022
Business
Continuity: Why Estate Planning is Good for Business
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Nobody likes to think about their own mortality. But if you’re running a business, do you have a long-term contingency plan? Who will make the important business decisions if you can’t? Lindsay Amantea explains why estate planning is good for business and business executives.

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15 November 2022
Peace River Hydro Partners v. Petrowest Corp. : the Supreme Court of Canada Adopts a Flexible Approach to Stay Applications in Favour of Arbitration in Receivership Context
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The Supreme Court of Canada renders its decision in the Peace River Hydro Partners v. Petrowest Corp. case, adopting a flexible approach to stay applications in favour of arbitration in receivership context

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11 November 2022
Business
Listed Issuer Financing Exemption: An Easier Way for Public Companies to Raise Capital
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With the Listed Issuer Financing Exemption, raising capital is about to get a bit easier for public companies and it presents  an exciting opportunity for them to expand their services and have more choices in selecting partners to help them raise capital.

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07 November 2022
DS Insider
Angèle di Giovanni, Lindsay Amantea, and Andrée-Anne Auclair share their perspectives on working at DS Lawyers
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Angèle di Giovanni, Lindsay Amantea, and Andrée-Anne Auclair share their perspectives on working at DS Lawyers

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02 November 2022
Business
Jean-Yves Simard Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Article on Reverse Vesting Orders
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Reverse vesting orders are rising in prominence but are they here to stay? Jean-Yves Simard speaks with Canadian Lawyer about the short history of RVOs in Canadian insolvency law.

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29 September 2022
Recognition
DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Chambers Canada Legal Guide
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DS Lawyers congratulates Dale Burstall on winning the title in Corporate/M&A Alberta.

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23 September 2022
Press release
An additional lawyer joins the ranks of DS Lawyers in Quebec
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Laurent joins the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Montreal. His practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as bankruptcy and insolvency.

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20 September 2022
Deal
DS Avocats assists Moneycorp with its launch in France
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A DS Avocats team assisted Moneycorp, a global provider of payment and foreign exchange services, in opening a branch in Paris.

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16 September 2022
Alberta: Open for Business – Amendments to the Business Corporations Act
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The Alberta government’s recent extensive red tape reduction measures are designed to attract not only investment, but entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to Alberta as part of the government’s Alberta Recovery Plan to grow and diversify the Alberta economy.  Certain of these new legislative amendments are intended to improve the ability of corporations in Alberta to attract equity capital and startups in the tech sector, including the introduction of a prospectus exemption for self-certified Alberta and Saskatchewan investors, a small business public financing prospectus exemption, and perhaps most noticeably, considerable amendments to the Alberta Business Corporation Act (the “ABCA“).

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14 September 2022
Business
Does your company disagree with a Canada Border Services Agency decision?
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Several conditions must be met for the appeal to be accepted by the CBSA and it is therefore recommended that a lawyer or customs broker be retained to maximize the chances of successfully challenging an unfavourable determination.

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13 September 2022
Business
Foreign arbitral award subject to 10-year prescription for judgments

The Lawyer’s Daily

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Quebec Court of Appeal rules that ten-year prescription applies to foreign arbitral awards in Quebec: what implications does this have for international arbitration in Canada?

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29 August 2022
Business
How to protect your rights when trial cannot wait: enter the provisional injunction
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Despite its challenges, securing an order for provisional injunction is far from impossible. Counsels at DS Lawyers Canada have obtained these on numerous occasions for their clients and know how to best present these types of applications in court.

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25 August 2022
Recognition
DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
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The 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada recognized Étienne Dubreuil, Dale Burstanll, and Jean-Yves Simard of DS Lawyers Canada for their expertise in 3 practice areas. In addition, Georges Samoisette Fournier has been recognized for his work in Labour and Employment Law and listed in to the prestigious directory of the Ones to Watch in Canada.

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16 August 2022
Press release
DS Lawyers welcomes four labour and employment partners
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DS Lawyers welcomes four experienced labour and employment partners in line with its strategic growth plan. This announcement is a concrete expression of DS Lawyers’ strategic direction to continue to grow by taking advantage of a more complex, more sophisticated and faster-paced business environment.

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25 July 2022
Business
5 suggestions from the government to reduce administrative burdens on businesses
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In order to reduce administrative delays, abundant paperwork and costs affecting businesses, Lucie Lecours, Minister for the Economy of the Coalition Avenir Québec (hereinafter the “CAQ“), tabled Bill 44 on June 7 in accordance with the government Action Plan on Regulatory and Administrative Relief 2020-2025. The CAQ envisages Quebec as one of the best places to do business in a simpler and more competitive environment. With the thirty-five (35) measures proposed relating to implementing flexible business hours, abolishing specific rules for advertising contests and the liquor industry, the Quebec government expects to save entrepreneurs in the province $7 million annually.

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18 July 2022
Business
Bill 96 – What companies doing business in Quebec need to know
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If you own a corporation doing business in Quebec, employ more than 25 people in that corporation, or finance a corporation with personal property security, the new French language requirements may have an impact on your business operations.

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13 July 2022
Business
The federal government is amending some rules regarding trade remedies. What are the impacts for SMEs and associations in Canada?
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In an effort to make Canada’s trade remedies regime more accessible, the federal government has made amendments to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act).

These changes are the result of public consultations undertaken by the Department of Finance Canada between August 6 and December 2, 2021. One of the purposes of these changes is to improve access to the trade remedies system for small and medium-sized businesses and labour organizations.

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08 June 2022
Business
What are the impacts of the sanctions on Russia for Canadian companies?
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In response to the seriousness of Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, as well as the serious human rights violations that have been committed, Canada has amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SEMR) on several occasions to expand the scope of economic sanctions against Russia. Since February 2022, the number and scope of these economic sanctions have increased significantly.

 

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26 May 2022
Start-Up
We Law You 2022
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For the 6th consecutive year, DS Avocats is organising the We Law You competition, the first competition organised by a law firm for start-ups.

Do you have an innovative project?  Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and an original offer?
Then apply now!

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08 April 2022
Deal
DS Avocats assisted the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group in their sale of the entire capital of PVCP Brokerage China
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DS Avocats assisted Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group and PVCP Real Estate Brokerage in their transaction to sell the entire share capital of PVCP Brokerage China to the local management

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23 March 2022
Deal
DS Avocats advises AccuWeather in the acquisition of Plume Labs
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DS Avocats advised the global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather in the acquisition of French company Plume Labs from its shareholders.

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21 March 2022
Deal
DS advises Fnac Darty on signing a greenfield PPA with Valeco
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Le PPA (power purchase agreement ou contrat d’achat d’énergie) porte sur la production d’un parc photovoltaïque qui sera construit en région Centre‐Val de Loire, avec une puissance de 20MW installée.

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03 February 2022
Deal
DS Avocats advised US-based Nocturne Luxury Villas and Gladstone Investment Corporation on the acquisition of Wimco
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Our cross-practice team advised the investors on all aspects of French law relating to the acquisition: corporate, tax, employment, real estate and intellectual property.

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21 December 2021
Deal
DS Avocats advises the Menissez Group on the signature of a corporate PPA (direct power purchase agreement) with Voltalia for solar energy
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DS Avocats has advised Menissez, a French supplier of industrial bakery products, in the signature, along with 9 other industrial companies, of a new power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 56 MW solar power plant developed by Voltalia in the South of France. This contract is one of the first multi-buyer solar PPAs in Europe.

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25 November 2021
Offre DS
EU Market
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European Union – antidumping and countervailing measures, suspensions and tariff quotas: DS Avocats has designed an offer dedicated to defence and trade policy cases.

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15 November 2021
Groupe DS
DS Avocats and Hamzi Law Firm join together in Morocco
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DS Avocats and Hamzi Law Firm (HLF) join forces to serve companies operating in Morocco and create a hub for West Africa and the Middle East. HLF is a leading Moroccan multidisciplinary law firm, providing both legal advice and litigation services. HLF has two partners (Zineb Hamzi, founder, and Patrice Mouchon, member of the Paris Bar) and eight multilingual associates who speak French, Arabic, English and Spanish.

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30 August 2021
Case Law
A recent decision of the French Administrative Supreme Court considerably affects the concept of loss of chance in French law

L’Argus de l’Assurance

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Medical malpractice: the French Supreme court has decided that the causal link between the wrongful act and the damage can be hypothetical. A summary in English of our article published in L’argus de l’assurance

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05 July 2021
DS Insider
DS Avocats Canada and Burstall LLP Announce Landmark Merger
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DS Lawyers, an international boutique corporate law firm with its Canadian headquarters in Québec City and Montréal, and Burstall LLP, a highly respected boutique corporate law firm based in Calgary, have come to an agreement to combine their teams, expertise and business.

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12 January 2021
Nomination
Paris Tax team strengthened with the arrival of Jean-Claude DRIE, Laurent KIHL and Adrien LANDON
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With this arrival, the Paris tax team now consists of 4 Partners, 1 Of Counsel and 4 associates.

The team thus composed broadens its support capabilities in the event of tax audits and criminal litigation, and provides a new service for the handling of production taxes. The department also expands existing synergies with other areas of expertise in order to assist our clients with the tax issues arising from their mergers and acquisitions, real estate and development operations, in a national and international context.

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15 December 2020
Arrival
Arrival of Stéphane Gasne
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Stéphane Gasne has a solid experience of almost 20 years on major projects across Europe, Africa and Asia, accompanying major players in the energy and construction sector, as well as development banks, infrastructure funds and sponsors.

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30 November 2020
Arrival
Reinforcement of our Insurance offer with the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner
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DS Avocats is pleased to announce the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner, reinforcing our Insurance offer alongside partner Safine Hadri.

Benjamin is affiliated to the Commercial & Competition and Environment departments.

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27 October 2020
CSR
DS Avocats publishes its 2019 activity report
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Ethics, solidarity and respect for the environment are the principles that have guided our practice as lawyers for many years. Find out in pictures our CSR commitments and our key events in 2019 in our offices around the world.

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