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Parallel

We have chosen the term « Parallel » so as to evoke the importance of legal advice connected to the operational constraints of innovative business models. Business and law cannot be dealt with separately. Parallel is also an evocation of the coexistence of traditional companies and innovative businesses, which can both benefit from the digital revolution provided that they master their legal environment and anticipate its evolutions.


Case studies

Case study

BE PROACTIVE RATHER THAN REACTIVE

Assisting a leading sharing economy transportation platform in the evolution of its legal framework.

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  • Client wanted to anticipate the regulatory evolutions in his sector in order to secure a rule favorable to his business model.
  • Client was eager to know his legal situation in order to identify the key regulatory pain points of his model and have a useful discussion with French institutions.
  • Parallel Avocats acted as legal support of the Client in the context of these discussions.
  • While following the discussions of the Client at government level, Parallel identified the major legal issues to be solved by the Client.
  • Parallel provided technical memoranda as well as discussion notes on relevant legal points.
  • Once the key legal messages identified, Client and Parallel worked with a lobbyist in order to send the message to the relevant decision-makers.
  • Balance: the implication of the Client and his coherent legal position construted with Parallel helped the French government to reach a balanced new rule that took into account the Client’s interests.
  • Credibility: during this process, Client imposed himself as a serious discussion partner for French institutions.
  • Co-regulation: this experience convinced the Client that anticipation and construction of a relevant framework with institutions is safer and more efficient than any other method in order to increase his business’ legal certainty.