Doing business in France – key legal points for contractual limitation of liability in contracts under French law

The limitation of liability clause is one of the points at the centre of negotiations on the conclusion of contracts under French law. The rift between the interests of the parties is particularly wide here: The client usually insists on unlimited liability on the part of the contractor, in particular with regard to the financial…

About the renegotiation of the solar power purchase contracts signed before 2011

It would be an understatement to say that the news, revealed by the newspaper Les Echos on September 16, that the Ministry of Economy and Finance was, for budgetary reasons, reportedly considering “renegotiating” the solar power purchase contracts concluded by producers and EDF Obligation d’Achat (or other obligated buyers) before 2011, has had the effect…

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BMHAVOCATS advises Massenberg Group on the acquisition of Aéro Solutions SAS, France, under the lead of Honert + Partner

The Massenberg Group, a portfolio company of DPE Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”), has acquired the French Aéro Solutions SAS (“Aéro Solutions”). The acquisition is subject to the condition precedent of regulatory approvals. The seller of Aéro Solutions’ shares is the founder and CEO of Aéro Solutions, Sebastian Thielkes, who will continue to manage the company.…

[ARBITRATION] Soft law in international arbitration: the Prague Rules one year after their entry into force – a true alternative to the IBA Rules?

International arbitration proceedings, by definition, allow parties to settle their disputes worldwide. In particular, they allow parties from different jurisdictions and with different legal backgrounds to do so. With a constantly growing number of international arbitration matters over the last decades, cases in which parties with a common law background faced parties with a civil…

[ENERGY] France accelerates its energy transition on commercial and industrial buildings

In a quick succession, two recently adopted legislations will boost the transition towards more environmentally friendly C&I buildings. A brief insight.   I. New standards for energy efficiency in “tertiary” buildings   As for buildings in the “tertiary” sector (which includes hotels, shopping centres, office buildings), the Decree of July 23, 2019 “regarding the duties…