French law places no restrictions on foreign individuals or legal persons holding shares in a French trading company. The French Monetary and Financial Code, however, provides certain restrictions on foreign investments in activities involved in the exercise of public authority. In addition, in specific sensitive business areas such as weapons trade, investors must obtain the prior authorisation from the competent ministry.
On 13th September 2017, the Commission proposes a new legal framework to enable Europe to preserve its essential interests:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-3183_en.htm

Benoît LAFOURCADE

Co-Founder, Partner & Solicitor -
International Corporate Law & Litigation

Benoît, Delcade’s co-founder, is a Paris Bar lawyer and UK Solicitor (London).

Advisor for various embassies, working closely with the firm's team, Benoît offers his services to French and foreign companies requiring cross-cutting strategic and legal support in business law.

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