Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory and Compliance

As regulations pile up, notably those related to financial law, consumer law and product safety, we offer a team of experts capable to clarify your obligations and assist you in dealing with supervisory authorities.

In the past, we have represented our clients before the French Health and Drugs Agency (ANSM), the French Authority on Competition and the Consumer Affairs and Prevention of Fraud (DGCCRF), in relation to issues relating to consumer-products safety, advertisement regulations, comparative advertising, and rules applicable to health (Marketing Authorizations) and homeopathy.

We help you draft your contractual documents and audit your internal processes to ensure that they comply with regulations.

We help you prepare the documentation required by regulatory authorities and accompany you in drafting applications for authorization or accreditation.
Our lawyers facilitate dialogue with the supervisory authorities (Financial markets (AMF), ANSM, banking (ACPR) and DGCCRF in particular) and enable you to anticipate your obligations. In the event of an inspection, we can be present on premises during the inspectors' visit and then help you answer their questions or challenge their decisions.

Our lawyers have successfully dealt with...

  • Reviewing payment service providers’ obligations under the Second Payment Services Directive;
  • Assisting a company with expertise in toxicology before the ASNM in the context of applying the Cosmetology Regulation;
  • Acting on behalf of a manufacturer of consumer products before the DGCCRF;
  • Acting on behalf of an advertiser accused of deceptive advertising before the DGCCRF and before French national courts;
  • Ensuring compliance of the contractual documentation of an intermediation platform;
  • Ensuring compliance of the contractual documentation of a publisher of crowd-sourced reviews;
  • Acting on behalf of a manufacturer of medical devices before regulatory authorities;

And many other exciting missions.

Leben Avocats has also developed real know-how in relation to the regulations applicable to personal data, through its partnership with the data protection officer VIRTUAL-DPO.