• 25 June 2021

    The French supreme court validates the detention and marketing of CBD flowers

    This long-awaited decision of the Court of Cassation (French Supreme Court) has not disappointed the actors of the hemp industry and the whole new economy of cannabidiol (CBD). This ruling of June 23, 2021 which will now be a landmark, purely and simply challenges the current (and future!) French regulations concerning the marketing of CBD […]

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  • 10 May 2021

    Natural CBD added to the list of cosmetic ingredients authorized by the EU

    The European Union recently added cannabidiol “derived from an extract, tincture or resin of cannabis” as an authorized cosmetic ingredient in its CosIng database. CosIng is the European Commission’s database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. This indicative database makes an inventory of ingredients authorized or not in the elaboration of cosmetic products and […]

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  • 12 April 2021

    The report of the French parliamentary information mission unveils its proposals for the development of CBD market in France

    After having examined the topic of therapeutic cannabis, the French parliamentary information mission on the impact and various uses of cannabis issued a report dated February 10, 2021, on “wellness hemp” or cannabidiol (“CBD”). It is published just a few months after the Kanavape[1] ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union that […]

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  • 24 February 2021

    Mackrell International ranked in Chambers Global guide for the 9th year running

    Leading Global Network, Mackrell International in Chambers Global Guide for 9th Year Running : “From strength to strength …” says Keith Heddle, its Managing Director. Mackrell International has secured its ninth consecutive ranking as a leading global network in the Chambers Directory, a premier legal industry directory. The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers, […]

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  • 1 January 2021

    Season’s Greetings

    Because nobody puts hope in a corner, Stehlin & Associés sends you its best wishes for 2021!  

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  • 16 December 2020

    Stehlin & Associés advised Versace in respect to the lease negotiation of its new flagship store located Rue Saint Honoré in Paris

    Versace recently opened two new flagship stores in Paris and London. Following the design concept of renowned architect Gwenael Nicolas, the stores capture the brand’s powerful vision for the future, while staying true to Versace’s instantly recognizable design aesthetic. Located on the upscale Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, the space has been created with the highest […]

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  • 4 December 2020

    UN removes cannabis from the highest risk drug category

    The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) voted on December 2, 2020, by a short majority of 27 (including France) out of 53 members, to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961. Schedule IV of the Single Convention is the schedule containing the narcotic drugs that are […]

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  • 23 November 2020

    CJEU rules that the restrictive French regulatory position on CBD-based products is contrary to European law

    Stehlin & Associés and the Cannabis Law Team of Mackrell.Solicitors revisit the Kanavape case, following Thursday’s decision (19 November 2020) by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in case C-663/18 (Kanavape) regarding the distribution of electronic cigarette cartons containing cannabidiol (CBD) in France. In the original “Kanavape” French case, the owners of […]

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  • 17 July 2020

    Is France moving towards a more flexible regulation in respect of CBD products: the CJEU’s Advocate General considers that the French restrictive position is contrary to European Law.

    Stehlin & Associés and the Cannabis Law Team at Mackrell Solicitors look at the recent opinion delivered by the CJEU’s Advocate General on 14 May 2020 in case C663/18 (Kanavape) centering on the distribution in France of electronic cigarette cartridges which contained CBD. In an earlier article dated 30 April 2020  Stehlin & Associés looked […]

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  • 30 April 2020

    CBD – French rules governing the use of “legal cannabis”

    Although CBD has long been on the list of authorized substances, the enthusiasm for this product is rather recent and its use is growing rapidly in Europe and therefore in France. While the debates on the liberalization of recreational cannabis was still ongoing, a fashion phenomenon has sprung up around CBD, which is now used […]

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  • 20 March 2020

    Stehlin & Associés recognised as gender equity leader by Décideurs Magazine

    Stehlin & Associés law firm has been recognised among leader law firms in respect to the gender equity, diversity, social inclusion and women empowerment within the profession, by the March 2020 version of Magazine Décideurs. Please read their articles here.

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  • 17 March 2020

    COVID-19 – Be safe! We care

    Eager to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus among us, in addition to the unique measures announced by the French Government, Stehlin & Associés Avocats law firm has adopted all measures allowing its partners and associates to remain fully operational while working from their home offices, in complete conformity with our confidentiality requirements. […]

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  • 8 March 2020

    Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Lifetime advocates for gender equity, diversity and inclusion, social justice and women empowerment, Stehlin & Associés celebrates its women fellows within the firm by recognising their incredible talent, passion and hard work, and by thanking them for their impressive day to day social, economic and environmental achievements! WE ARE PROUD TO BE YOUR EQUALS!   […]

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  • 19 December 2019

    Christmas Fundraising – Goélands Foundation

    On the eve of this festive period devoted to family and sharing, the partners and associates from Stehlin & Associés law firm have decided to replace formal wishes on glossy paper with a strong commitment to the men and women of the Goélands Foundation who support on a daily basis vulnerable children and students, fighting […]

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  • 28 March 2017


    MULTIANNUAL AGREEMENTS, INSTRUMENTS OF STABILITY OF THE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS? Among the various provisions of the Law No 2016-1691 of the 9th December 2016 on transparency, fight against corruption and modernization of the Economy (“Sapin II Law”), the French parliament introduced what appears to be as some flexibility to article L. 441-7 of the French Commercial […]

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  • 2 September 2016


    The French labor law (so called “El Khomri” law) passed on July 21st 2016 and published in the French Official Journal on August 9th, is disrupting the franchise business by implementing in Article 64 an unprecedented committee for social dialog for any franchise network with more than 300 employees. The French Constitutional Court, to which […]

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  • 8 October 2015

    Regulation of distribution networks by Macron law

    The law n° 2015-990 of August 6, 2015 for Growth, Activity and Equal Economic Opportunity (“Macron law”) which came into force on August 8, 2015, sets forth new provisions in the distribution sector and therefore in the franchise networks. Herewith are summarized in few paragraphs the main changes brought by Macron law. Framework of contractual […]

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