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All posts by Geraldine Fabre

Geraldine specialises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial law and corporate finance. She acts for both owner-managed businesses, investors, multinational companies and financial institutions in the UK and abroad on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including construction law.Her clients include major French groups and are generally quoted on Euronext.

Is the long-term lease dead?

Businesses are increasingly unwilling to commit to a long-term lease. Partner, Geraldine Fabre, considers why and whether it is a positive development. Businesses looking to rent commercial property have always faced the dilemma between long and short term leases. Companies want flexibility and the ability to grow or downsize as their business evolves. As a result, …

Is the long-term lease dead?

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New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

France recently enacted a new anti-corruption law in the so-called Sapin II Act, that companies must implement by 1 May 2017. After the 2014 Hamon Act and the 2015 Macron Act, it is the turn of the Sapin II Act of 9 December 2016 to tackle corruption issues and to attempt to modernise the economy. …

New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Geraldine Fabre, Partner and Head of French Group at Sherrards, considers how start-ups have become regulatory reformers in the disruption economy. Since the last global financial crisis, start-ups which solely focus on sharing services have been on the rise. The ever-growing use of smartphones means that people are now able to rent out their apartments, …

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

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How will Brexit affect key UK industries?

It has been a few months since over half of UK voters opted to leave the European Union. Since then, we have heard perspectives from multiple sources highlighting the possible impact that leaving the EU may have on Britain and the wider economy. However, it is now that we are beginning to get a slightly …

How will Brexit affect key UK industries?

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The impact of Brexit on commercial contracts

Despite the fact there are a number of different models and projections in relation to the UK’s position vis-a-vis the EU, there is no doubt that the next few years will be a period of legal uncertainty on interpretation of contracts.  To prepare for such uncertainty, businesses are well advised to begin analysing their key commercial …

The impact of Brexit on commercial contracts

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