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Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils”

By James Thomas

18 April 2019

Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils” The Hôtel de Matignon, the French prime minister's official residence (Credit: fr.wikipedia.org/Jirnov)

A leaked report outlining potential changes to the French Blocking Statute was recently published but French lawyers are unsure about how effective the proposals, drafted in response to “intrusive” US authorities, will be.