Recent Legal Reforms in France
Reform of the term of limitation for criminal proceedings
  • Law no.2017-242 of February 27, 2017 on the reform of the term of limitation for criminal proceedings
Fight againt corruption
  • Law no. 2016-1691 of December 9, 2016 relating to transparency, the fight against corruption and modernised business practice (Sapin 2)
  • Organic law no. 2016-1690 on the competence of Rights Defendeur for the direction and the protection of whistleblowers
  • Regulation of remuneration of managers in listed companies (applicable to limited companies governed by a Board of Directors)
  • Regulation of remuneration of managers in listed companies (applicable to limited companies with a Management Board and a Supervisory Board)
Reform of Labor Code (El Khomri Law)
  • Law no. 2016-1088 of August 8, 2016 relating to labor, to the modernization of labor relations and to the securing of carrers
  • Decision of Constitutional Council no. 2016-736 DC of August 4th 2016 on the Law relating to Labor
Reform of Contract Law
  • Ordinance no. 2016-131 of February 10th 2016 on reforme of contract law, general rules and the proofs of obligations
Economique growth (Macron Law)
  • Decree no.2016-230 of February 26, 2016 relating to the fees of bailiffs and notaries
  • Law No. 2015-990 of August 6 2015 for economic growth, activity and equal opportunity
Commercial lease (Pinel Law)
  • Decree No. 2014-1317 of November 3, 2014 on Commercial Lease
  • Law no. 2014-626 of June 18, 2014 on craftsmanship, trade and very small enterprises
Regulation of real estate transactions
  • Decree no. 2015-1090 of August 28, 2015 on the ethics code of certain people engaging on the activity of real estate properties and business assets
  • Decree no.2014-890 of August 1, 2014 on the limitation of the fees to be paid by the tenants and on the modalities of transmission of certain informations by real estate professionals
Access to housing
  • Décret n° 2015-587 du 29 mai 2015 relatif aux contrats types de location de logement à usage de résidence principale
  • Law no.2014-366 of March 24, 2014 for access to housing and renewed urban planning (ALUR law)
  • Timeline of the implementation of ALUR law
Prévention du travail dissimulé
  • Décret n°2015-364 du 30 mars 2015 relatif à la lutte contre les fraudes au détachement de travailleurs et à la lutte contre le travail illégal
  • Loi n°2014-790 du 10 juillet 2014 visant à lutter contre la concurrence sociale déloyale
Publication contract of e-books
  • Ordonnance No. 2014-1348 of November 12, 2014 modifying the provisions of Intellectual Property Code
Fight against counterfeiting
  • Law No. 2014-315 of March 11, 2014 to reinforce the fight against counterfeiting
Insolvency proceedings
  • Ordinance of n°2014-326 of March 12, 2014 on the reform of prevention of financial difficulty and insolvency procedures
"Anti-Amazon" law
  • Law no. 2014-779 of July 8, 2014 regulating the conditions of distant sales of books
Consumer Law
  • Law no.2014-344 of March 17, 2014 on consumer law



Pratical Guide to French Law (Keiso Shobo Publishing, ISBN : 978-4-326-40275-5


Foreign Law Courier, France (Juriste, Yuhikaku Publishing)

                          - July 2014, "Particularities of Labor law"
                          - August 2014, "System of Commercial Leases"
                          - Septembre.2014, "CSR Reporting in France and Europe"


- Law & Technology No.65, "Fixed book and e-book price and 'Anti-Amazon' Law in France" (Minjiho Kenkyukai), October 2014

- Nikkei BP IP Awaness (Nikkei Business Publishing)

                         - June 2011, "Recent French IP infringement cases"
                         - July 2011, "Damages to be awarded in IP infringement cases in France"
                         - August 2011, "Ownership of copyright works of employees in France"
                         - October 2011, "Protection of perfume by IP rights in France"
                         - December 2011, "Remuneration of movie stars and assignment of neighbouring rights"
                         - March 2012, "Patentability of biotechnological inventions in France and in Europe"
                         - May 2012, "Presidential election and the end of the HADOPI"
                         - October 2012, "Droit de suite in modern and contemporary artworks in France"
                         - March 2013, "Patentability of software in France and in Europe"
                         - September 2013, "Progress of European unitary patent system and European patent court"


- A comparative law study on the actions for patent infringement (France) (JPO / IIP), 2011


- Introduction to French business law (Japanese Chamber of Commerce in France), 2010-2011


- French wine and trademark law (French Chamber of Commerce in Japan), March 2012