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9/28/16 Profil

The 128th National Congress of the Law Clerks of the Registries of the Commercial Courts

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Most of the Law Clerks of the Registries of the Commercial Courts will be attending this national event that will take place at the Palace Beaumont de Pau. Legal updates on the Law Clerk profession will be discussed during the congress.

9/22/16 Infogreffe Profil

Accessing confidential financial statements/documents

Legal entities entitled to access confidential financial statements need to subscribe to Infogreffe to get access to such documents.

11/18/15 Profil

La nouvelle solution d'identification numérique de la profession notariale : ID.not

Les 15ème Assises de la Sécurité Numérique 2015 à Monaco ont été l'occasion de présenter la nouvelle solution d'identification numérique mise en place par les notaires.

9/23/15 Profil

Allègement des formalités fiscales d'enregistrement des sociétés

Les actes constitutifs des sociétés n'ont plus systématiquement à être enregistrés auprès de l'administration fiscale.

9/11/15 Profil

L'associé qui se retire d'une SCP peut devoir continuer à participer aux charges sociales

Si cela est convenu entre les associés et proportionnel aux intérêts légitimes de la société, l'associé qui se retire doit continuer à assumer les charges sociales de la SCP.

9/7/15 Profil

Cession d'entreprise : l'obligation d'information des salariés assouplie

La loi Macron permet un allègement de l'obligation d'information des salariés en cas de cession de l'entreprise.

2/23/15 Profil

Self-employed professionals operating as a company: greater ease in leasing your securities.

Self-employed professionals may from now on lease the partnership or company shares which they hold to colleagues outside of their company.

10/20/14 Profil

Deepening cooperation between notary publics in France and Germany

A cooperation agreement between French and German notary publics was signed on 7 October 2014. It reinforces the existing partnership.

8/29/14 Profil

Latvia joints the European Network of Registers of Wills (RERT)

The Latvian will register joint the European network of registers of wills (RERT) in August 2014, a network allowing for consultation of wills in the EU.

5/14/14 Profil

Company transmission days 2013

On 2 and 3 June, all entrepreneurs, transferors or buyers of companies and professionals in transfer (chartered accountants, notary publics) will meet at the Palais des Congrès in Paris for the 4th Company Transmission Day (JTE).

4/16/14 Profil

New legal form of a company for liberal professions: Multi-professional SPFPL

Article 31-2 has integrated into law no. 90-1258 of 31 December 1990 pertaining to trading in the form of a company operating a liberal profession, subject to a legislative or regulatory status or of which the title is protected now allows for the establishment of a multi-professional financial holding company for liberal professions (SPFPL).

4/16/14 Profil

Former spouse of employee: possibility of voluntary membership to the pension system for non employees

Pursuant to Article 32 of Law No. 2014-40 of 20 January 2014, spouses of employees may voluntarily join the pension system for non employees when they stop being affiliated to the old age pension insurance system for non employees.

3/7/14 Profil

Transfer of shares in a limited company: obligation to notify members

In ruling no. 12-29.221 of 21 January 2014, the commercial chamber at the Court of Cassation reiterated that the invalidity of transfer of company shares in an SARL should be declared in the event of default of notice of the planned sale to members.

2/27/14 Profil

Discover the Practical Guide of the creator: APCE edition 2014

The Agency for Company Creation (APCE) outlines, in its annual guide, the tasks of a company founder, from the origin of an idea to the company start up.

2/23/14 Profil

New president of European notary publics: Me André Michielsens

The European Union Council of Notary Publics (CNUE) has a new president for 2014. André MIchielsens, a Belgian notary public, will take over from Frank Molitor (notary public from Luxembourg).

1/16/14 Profil

Key figures from the barometer of SME transfers

The National Company of Consultants in Mergers and Acquisitions (CNCFA) and the financial analyst Epsilon Research have published the fourth edition of their barometer on the transfer of SMEs in France. The objective of the barometer is to inform professional stakeholders as well as local authorities on market developments in the transfer of SMEs in France and to remedy the lack of national statistics on this matter.

12/16/13 Profil

Entry on the RCS of an SCI: tax neutrality and transfer appreciation

Following a question asked by an MP in the National Assembly, the legislator has indicated, in a response published on the Official Journal of 26 November 2013, changes pertaining to the tax estate of a Civil Real Estate Firm (SCI).

11/21/13 Profil

Responsibility of the notary public in the event of incorrect declarations by the seller

In the event of any incorrect declarations by the seller of a property, the notary public and estate agent may be liable if it is established that they had "information likely to lead to any doubt over their truthfulness or accuracy".

11/15/13 Profil

Security: the signature should be affixed under the compulsory handwritten indications subject to invalidity

Very formal in nature due to the risks it incurs, a security should be drafted on a valid deed with a certain number of handwritten indications.

10/23/13 Profil

Duty to advise: the party taking out a property credit is entitled to advice from the bank and notary public

When taking out a mortgage, the borrower is entitled to advise and notices from the notary public and banker.

10/3/13 Profil

Report by the think tank on authentic documents: it is still synonymous with legal security

Does authenticity still have a role to play in our modern day society? Yes is the answer by the think tank on authentic documents, in its report issued to the Superior Council of Notary Publics and published on 25 September 2013.

9/24/13 Profil

Three decrees pertaining to training of notary publics published on the Official Journal on 22 August 2013

Three decrees pertaining to training of notary publics published in the Official Journal determine the list of diplomas accepted in dispensation, the terms and conditions for accessing professional training centres and the examination terms and conditions per module and placement.

9/20/13 Profil

Property appreciation: what has changed since 1 September 2013

Until now exonerated from tax when owning a property, appreciation has now become taxable from 22 years of ownership.

5/29/13 Profil

Establishment of fifteen new notarial offices

The filing date for application files for the competition for establishment of fifteen notarial offices in France is extended to Thursday 20 June 2013.

4/8/13 Profil

109th Congress of French Notaries

It is a new theme which will be addressed during the 109th Congress of French Notaries which will take place in Lyon from 16 to 19 June 2013.

1/30/13 Profil

Property sales down in 2013

After an already declining 2012, French notaries are forecasting a drop from former sales in 2013. The volume may not exceed 550,000 properties, which is 20% below the high of 2012.