A wine trading company carried out a preventive seizure on the stock of wine estimated to more than 7 million euros belonging to a foreign investor. By an order dated 13 June 2017 issued by the Commercial Court in Bordeaux, Bochamp secured the total release of such preventive seizure. The acquirer was represented by Maîtres Géry, Lin and Rétoré.
On January 12, 2017, the 32nd chamber of the Paris Criminal court discharged all of the accused in the so-called “Wildenstein” case. They were being charged with tax fraud and laundering of tax fraud. The court held, on the one hand, that no legal text mandated a declaration to the tax administration of the content of the trusts with regard to the two declarations of succession that were the object of the dispute. On the other hand, the court declared that the trusts in dispute were not fictional, contrary to what was being argued by the tax administration and the prosecution. The latter decided to appeal the judgment. Mr. Alec Wildenstein was assisted by François Géry.
On November 2, 2016, the 15th chamber of the Bobigny Criminal court discharged a corporation and its manager—a prime contractor in the textile industry—who was being charged with concealed employment, aiding illegal residents without authorization and false declarations of income. The Court held that the facts were not sufficiently established, as had been argued by the defense. The corporation and its manager were assisted by François Géry.
By judgment of the 27th July 2016, the Administrative Supreme Court judged that there is a serious doubt on the legality of an administrative decision prohibiting the commercialization of whole insects for human consumption provided that the regulation of the 27th January 1997 “novel food” applies only to” food ingredients isolated from animals. ” The Administrative Supreme Court therefore considered that the interim relief judge of Paris Administrative Court was right to have suspended the execution of a prefectural order prohibiting a company’s commercialization of whole insects and ordering the withdrawal of its products. The company was represented before the interim relief judge by its lawyer, Mr Olivier Steck.
By judgment dated 30 March 2016, the Supreme Court decided to make a reference on the application for Preliminary Ruling on Constitutionality transmitted by the 32th Criminal Chamber of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris
By judgment dated 6 January 2016, the 32th Criminal Chamber of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris granted the application for a Preliminary Ruling on Constitutionality filed by the law firm BOCHAMP, represented by Mr. François Géry, in the interest of one of its client and forwarded to the Cour de Cassation in the following terms: