Registration of electronically signed documents

Since 1 January 2021, companies have been able to register electronically signed private deeds with the competent registration services, with the exception of unilateral promises of sale mentioned in Article 1589-2 of the Civil Code. The current health crisis has...

Breach of contract and contract lapse

A breach of contract by a party is not a contract lapse Court of Appeal of Versailles, France, 12th chamber, 24 September 2020, no. 19/03654 Article 1186 of the French Civil Code provides that a validly formed contract lapses if one of its essential elements...

Key rules before hiring in France

Pre-employment declaration (DPAE = Déclaration Préalable à l’embauche) Non-EU candidate Two main types of contract The main rules applicable to a French employment contract Working times Top executive’s (“cadre dirigeant”) status I. Pre-employment declaration (DPAE =...