Key steps to create your own company in France

Choose the main characteristics of your company Prepare legal documentation Deposit of the share capital Signature of the company’s incorporation documents Carry out the compulsory formalities Filing of the registration file with the Trade and Companies Register...

Late notification of loss and lapse of coverage

Under French law, clauses providing for the lapse of coverage due to the late notification of the loss cannot be opposed to the insureds if they don’t comply with Article L. 113-2 4° of the French Insurance Code which provides for a five-day period. Cour de Cassation,...

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...