Dubai Desk: case study

10 March 2023

Ghenwa Bou Melhem and Mohamed Elhouseny present The Rescission of Contract in Case of Material Breach of Performance in a case study: ...

Dubai Desk: case study

20 February 2023

Ghenwa Bou Melhem and Mohamed Elhouseny present a case study which established a legal principle: Impact of conflict of interest on Arbitral Awards ...

Dubai Desk: case study

09 February 2023

Limits to the Principle of Privity of Contract: Extension of Arbitration Agreement to separate contracts and to non-signatories   Ghenwa BOU MELHEM & Mohamed El-Houseny from Steering Legal Dubai, present a case study which established a legal principle.   Steering Legal Dubai - Limits to the Principle of Privity of Contract

Dubai Desk: case study

12 January 2023

Is the sudden case dismissal a fair outcome for a claimant’s partial settlement of judicial fees?   Ghenwa Bou Melhem & Mohamed El-Houseny from Steering Legal Dubai, present a case study which established a legal principle. ...

New Legal Basis on Exchange Operations in Brazil, The Law 14.286 of 30.12.2021 is entering into force on 29.12.2022 by Bertrand de Solère , Partner in Brazil   On 29.12.2021, the Brazilian Federal Government has promulgated the law 14.286, about “exchange market, Brazilian capital abroad, foreign capital in Brazil” called also “New Legal Basis for Exchange Operations” (“Novo Marco Legal do Câmbio”). ...

Our Employment Team analyzes the latest position of the French Administration (« Urssaf ») on the adjustment of the value-share bonus (« PPV ») according to seniority. Read the interview of César Solis in French employment law magazine Liaisons Sociales from January 9, 2023. Liaisons Sociales Quotidien 9 janvier 2023  

  Mohamed El-Houseny, Guillaume de Rocquigny and Ghenwa Bou Melhem present the limits to party autonomy in arbitration: non-arbitrability of public policy matters, in a case study.  ...

Our Employment Team is pleased to contribute to the latest issue of Liaisons Sociales Quotidien from December 26, 2022 about the new mechanism of presumption of resignation. This contribution, along with other colleagues and RH professionals, can be read on pages 3-4 of Liaisons Sociales Quotidien from December 26, 2022. liaisons sociales 26 decembre

New philosophy Brazil has profoundly changed the conditions for granting residence visas with its new immigration law, Law 13445, of May 24, 2017. This law replaces a 1980 law, with a very different philosophy. Until 2017, the principles that guided immigration regulations were those of national security. The philosophy of the 2017 law is that of humanitarian principles. Thus, concretely, since 2017 the regulations facilitate the obtaining of the residence visa in Brazil. In the first place, new grounds for granting visas have been created, such as the visa through the acquisition of real estate; and the Digital Nomad visa.[...]

The second part of the European digital space reform project is coming to an end: the EU Regulation 2022/2065 or Digital Services Act (DSA) entered into force on November 16, 2022. All the details in the article below. 2022 12 08_Digital Services Act_Steering Legal en-US

Ghenwa Bou Melhem, LLM and Mohamed Elhouseny, from Steering Dubai (United Arab Emirates), provide an insight about oath-taking formalities for witnesses in UAE arbitration cases. 20221125 Steering Legal - Case Study

The European digital space reform project is coming to an end: the #Digital Markets Act (#DMA) is set to enter into force on May 2, 2023. It is an ambitious legislation that aims to ensure more fairness in the competition of the digital sector, by setting up ex ante rules against the major "gatekeepers" of the online platform market. All the details in the article below. 20221104_Digital Markets Act_Steering Legal en-US

Gwenaëlle Artur and César Solis comment on the decree n°2022-1284 regarding the procedures for the collection and processing of whistleblowers' reports introduced by law n° 2022-401 of March 21, 2022 aiming at improving the protection of whistleblowers, which has been published in the French Journal Officiel (JO) on October 3rd, 2022, and comes into force today, October 4, 2022. In particular, this decree sets out : The deadlines applicable within the framework of the internal whistleblowing procedure (including acknowledgement of receipt of the alert and information to the author of the alert on the measures proposed or taken to assess the[...]

Guillaume de Rocquigny and Mohamed El-Houseny, from Steering Dubai (United Arab Emirates), provide an insight about an arbitration award that led to two precedents of the Cassation Court of Dubai. 20220726 Steering Legal - One Award, Two Precedents of Cassation of Dubai

On May 5, 2022, the French Data protection authority CNIL issued a formal notice to 22 municipalities for not having designated a Data Protection Officer (DPO). However, this obligation provided for by Article 37 of the GDPR applies to any public body implementing personal data processing. Stéphanie Berland, partner in charge of the IP / IT / Data practice, reviewed the issues related to the implementation of this specific provision for Options Droit & Affaires.

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Find their analysis of the whistleblower protection system, supplemented by the new law of March 21, 2022, from the point of view of social law. 25 04 2022 STEERING Whistleblowers

Sharing the same technology - full peer-to-peer - and the same philosophy - freedom of expression through the communication secrety - France en Ligne and Twinlife have decided to come together in order to create the first global European messaging system. The merger now includes 15 million users worldwide with a new user every 10 seconds. Steering Legal assisted Skred, with Nuno de Ayala Boaventura, Partner, and Agathe Martin in corporate.

Read their perspective on recent French case-law regarding whistleblowers, consultation of employee representatives, telework and working duration in days. ...

On June 4th, 2021, the European Commission published new standard clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries. What are the consequences on your contracts involving data transfer outside the European Union? ...

Traitement des gains issus des management packages, périmètre du contrôle de l’obligation vaccinale et étendue du contrôle de l’administration des mesures de reclassement, notre Équipe Sociale revient sur ces thèmes d’actualité. Brève de Jurisprudences – Septembre

Should teleworking by 100% be implemented ? Gwenaëlle Artur, partner in charge of the Social Department, and César Solis, lawyer, have clarified the current situation of teleworking in France and its practical application. Discover the newsletter about teleworking

The Court of Cassation provides unprecedented clarification on this subject. Discover the newsletter regarding the proof of moral harassment.

The Steering Legal has represented Dubai Developments, owner of the iconic Dubai hotels Al Murooj and Al Bustan, in the negotiation of the Hotel Management Agreements relating to the takeover by AccorHotels of the operation of the two hotels under Swissotel & Swissotel Living and Movenpick brands respectively. Part of the multi-purpose luxury Al Murooj Complex, comprising residential towers of 400 luxury apartments & penthouses and a state-of-the-art leisure centre, the Swissotel & Swissotel Living Al Murooj is one of the Dubai’s finest City Lifestyle Resort set in the heart of Downtown Dubai, opposite Dubai Mall, DIFC and Burj Khalifa.[...]

The Steering Legal has advised Action Hotels Company in the conversion from a management model to a franchise one and negotiating the franchise agreements for its portfolio of 9 operating hotels, representing 1,603 key-rooms under AccorHotels brands across the Middle East (Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE Dubai & Sharjah, Oman and Jordan). Action Hotels Company is a Dubai based company, leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three- and four-star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, and currently operating fourteen hotels providing a total of around 2,500 rooms. Action Hotels Company is the hospitality subsidiary of Kuwaiti group Action Group[...]

Why has the CNIL condemned Amazon and Google? On December 7, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority CNIL sanctioned Amazon and companies Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited for violation of Article 82 of the law No78-17 of January 6, 1978 amended so-called "Informatique et Libertés" Act. This condemnation follows several online controls carried out by the CNIL, during which the Authority found that advertising cookies are deposited on the computers of Internet users when they consult and websites without prior consent and without satisfactory information. Cookies are deposited as soon as web users arrive on the websites,[...]

To take into account the particularities of this new lockdown, on October 29th, the Government updated theNational Protocol to ensure the health and safety of employees in companies facing the Covid-19 epidemic, applicable in all companies since October 30th, 2020. This protocol constitutes a guide of good practices, which is not compulsory and binding according to theConseil d’Etat, but which companies can use as a guide to ensure the health and safety of their employees to deal with Covid-19. The main measures, which will have to be adapted according to the specificities related to the activities of the company and[...]

Our firm has been ranked in the 2020 rankings of the magazine Décideurs for our activity in Technology, Internet & Telecommunications, Personal Data Law. The practice is headed by Stéphanie Berland, partner Steering Legal Paris.    

The 3rd edition of the treaty on International Trade and Foreign Investment Law - co-written by Mathias Audit, partner of Steering Legal Paris and professor at the University of Paris Sorbonne, and Professors S. Bollé and P. Callé - has just been published by Lextenso Editions. The book deals with two distinct but closely related and even complementary branches of law: Presentation of the work by Lextenso: The legal treatment of international economic relations involves two sets of rules: those of international trade law and those of foreign investment law. Traditionally presented as distinct and approached as such, the two[...]

Mathias Audit, speaker at the IV International CBMA Arbitration Congress, which will be held on August 7, 8 and 9, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and which will bring together great names from the arbitration community of Brazil and the world. A dialogue between the various stakeholders - What is not in the rules? This year's approach will be the dialogue between the various actors of the procedure, focusing on the challenges to be faced by both the arbitrators and the lawyers and parties. More informations

In the article published on July 11, 2019 in L'USINE NOUVELLE, Alice Bellilchi, partner Steering Legal Marseille, reviews the major changes brought by the PACTE law in company law : obligation to appoint a statutory auditor, simplified audit, facilitated current account advances, extended inter-company loans, consideration by companies of social and environmental issues, creation of a sustainability fund, measures to make company operations more flexible (annual accounts, BSPCE, free shares, preference shares ...) before concluding : Often described as a "catch-all" law, the Pacte law has the merit of not adding new obligations to companies and of trying to make[...]

Mathias Audit, has recorded a podcast in 5 episodes on the theme of the bankruptcy of States on Amicus radio *, a web radio created by the Institute of Higher Studies on Justice (IHEJ). The 1st episode has just been put online, the 4 following episodes will be broadcasted on the next 4 Mondays. Listen to the first episode here. * Amicus Radio is a European initiative with a global reach which aims to encourage and facilitate the production of knowledge and ideas on law and all forms of justice. It is a catalogue of original podcasts (columns, magazines, reports,[...]

Nuno de Ayala Boaventura was interviewed by Arnaud Dumourier, for Le Monde du droit about the opening, by Steering Legal, of three new offices in Brazil. Read More

Steering Legal will be partner of the next Paris Arbitration Week, to be held from 9 to 13 April 2018 in Paris. Find the program here. For more information, click here.  

On January 1st 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with all the countries in the GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC), will introduce value-added tax (VAT) at a rate of 5%. This VAT will apply, except in the case of exceptions, to all local and imported goods and services. Our office in Dubai will specify the content and the methods for implementing these new regulations, which mark a profound turning point for the region. See more here


03 February 2017

Steering Legal (Olivier Guinard and Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux, partners, and Adrien Matillon, associate) assisted Mr. Jean-Marc Lebhar in a minority interest purchase at the outcome of which executives of the Group, joining forces with Siparex, were able to increase their share capital ownership of Lebhar, the French leader in patisserie boxes.

Professor Mathias Audit, a Steering Partner in Paris, wrote the article Normes extraterritoriales et arbitrage international : les conclusions du groupe de travail, which appeared in Echanges internationaux, the magazine of the French committee of the international Chamber of commerce, on January 2017. See the article here Source: Echanges internationaux No 107 - January 2017

The Steering Legal law firm has been recognised by Décideurs magazine for its expertise in the following Leaders League rankings: Wealth management 2016 Rankings of the best law firms in France - Regularisation & Litigation – Wealth taxation Category "Indispensable" Laurent Moury | Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux | Florian Guais Wealth management 2016 Rankings of the best law firms in France – Wealth taxation Category "Excellent" Laurent Moury | Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux Mergers & Acquisitions 2015-2016 Rankings of the best law firms in France – Transaction taxation Category "Strong reputation" Laurent Moury | Florian Guais Corporate taxation 2015-2016 Rankings of the best law[...]


16 September 2016

Steering (Florian Guais, Olivier Guinard, Adrien Matillon) advised the transferors on the change of ownership of Anjou Volailles via an MBI. See the press release here

Frédéric Raimbault, a Steering Partner in Angers, was interviewed for the article in the Courrier de l'Ouest: Quand le voisinage rejette les promoteurs. See the article here Source: Courrier de l'Ouest - 22nd June 2016

Professor Mathias Audit, a Steering Partner in Paris, was interviewed for the article in Les Echos, La loi Sapin 2 va mieux protéger les Etats étrangers contre les créanciers. See the article here Source: Les Echos - Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April 2016

Professor Mathias Audit, a Steering Partner in Paris, wrote the article Pour une résolution globale des défauts des dettes souveraines, which appeared in Les Echos on the 1st and 2nd of April 2016. See the article here Source: Les Echos - Friday 1st and Saturday 2 April 2016          

André Jahel, Steering's IP Counsel in Paris, was interviewed for the article in the General Counsel Magazine, The promised land ? Big data and the in-house lawyer. See the article here Source: General Counsel Magazine - Spring 2016

The Steering law firm was recognised in the 2015/2016 Leaders League rankings in the magazine Décideurs for its expertise in the five following rankings: 2016 Ranking - Wealth management Category "Excellent" - Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux et Laurent Moury 2015/2016 Ranking - Mergers & Acquisitions Category "Strong reputation" - Laurent Moury et Florian Guais 2015/2016 Ranking - Corporate taxation Category "Strong reputation" - Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux, Laurent Moury et Florian Guais 2015 Ranking - Litigation & Arbitration Category "Outstanding practice" - Mathias Audit et Sébastien Fleury 2015 Ranking - Mergers & Acquisitions Category "High quality practice" - Florian Guais et Olivier Guinard

Professor Mathias Audit, a Steering Partner in Paris, was interviewed for the article in Les Echos, Dette argentine : les beaux jours des fonds vautours. See the article here Source: Les Echos - Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March 2016

Nicolas Jérusalémy, a trainee lawyer and legal expert at Steering Angers, was named as winner of the Prix des libertés et de la Paix, during the final of the 2016 Oral Advocacy Competition for trainee lawyers held at the Mémorial de Caen on 30th January 2016. View Nicolas Jérusalémy's speech "Tant de force inutile" at the 2016 Oral Advocacy Competition for trainee lawyers:

Florian Guais, a Steering Partner in Dubai, answered the questions of Leaders League, in his article Dubai truly acts as an assembly point to Africa. See the article here Source: Leaders League - 2015 International report and Directory series

Amélie Lièvre-Gravereaux, a Steering Partner in Paris, co-wrote the article Contrôle fiscal informatisé : une réforme en trompe l’œil, which appeared in Les Nouvelles Fiscales on 1st May 2008. See the article here Source: Les Nouvelles Fiscales No. 1001 - 1st May 2008