The new compliance obligations resulting notably from the Sapin Act II and the European GDPR regulation undeniably constitute additional constraints for companies. 2018 represents an important step.
Taking these new regulatory requirements into account requires implementing a complete, coordinated compliance program.
Companies, regardless of their size, are now required to implement procedures that guarantee compliance with statutory provisions and prevent the risk of violations. This now involves all of a company’s business sectors and operations:
A BG2V dedicated team works in the following areas:
Thanks to the firm’s internal organization and the synergy between its multidisciplinary specialists, BG2V is able to provide an adapted, pragmatic response to clients’ demands and long-term monitoring.
In addition to the implementation of a specific legal and technical monitoring system, the compliance team’s lawyers regularly take training classes to be informed of legal changes and to further develop their expertise.
They also organize internal focus groups to establish methodologies and processes for implementing compliance plans in order to be as effective and concrete as possible given the changes in this area and their clients’ needs in this field.To do so, internally they rely on in-company experience of a certain number of the firm’s lawyers who have solid experience, which provides them with a particular sensitivity to and understanding of clients’ needs.
To learn more about compliance and BG2V’s approach:http://bg2v.com/content/docs/La_mise_en_place_dun_programme_de_compliance_est_d%C3%A9sormais_incontournable.pdf
January 2019. The Pacte bill proposes to modernize the regime of preferred shares in order to encourage investments made notably by funds. Hence, Article 28 of the Pacte bill proposes several modifications including the implementation of preferred shares which can be bought back no longer only by the company, but at the “joint initiative” of the issuing company and the subscriber.
December 2018. Carrel law firm and BG2V assisted Anagenesis Biotechnologies in raising capital for the second time since its creation in 2011.
December 2018. BG2V assisted the founders of Luckey Homes, a French start-up specialized in property management for owners and users of short-term rental reservation platforms, in its acquisition by Airbnb.
November 2018. BG2V (Hervé de Kervasdoué, partner) assisted NextStage, an independent management company, approved by the AMF, one of the pioneers and leaders in capital development in France, for the agreement for the acquisition by Eurazeo PME, alongside the management and Argos Wityu, of EFESO Consulting’s capital.
November 2018. The Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation (the “PACTE”), a new law which is set to pass in France by early 2019, provides for the expansion of the 2014 decree related to foreign investments subject to prior authorization by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.