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Industry-specific expertise built around platforms

Digital businesses operate in fast growing markets. The law is often lagging behind and in construction. Parallel’s aim is to reconcile economic growth and legal certainty.
Parallel is constantly deepening its knowledge of the economic impact of platforms in various sectors. Our methodology combines precise knowledge of the law and focus on efficiency in order to deliver the best advice to our clients. Parallel’s ancient and constant integration in the French digital ecosystem (La French Tech) enables us to connect our clients with potential business partners or funders.

LEGAL
DESIGN

LEGAL
DESIGN

Parallel uses its knowledge of contract, tort and digital regulations in order to help the client build the legal and contractual structure that best reflects his business model.

BUSINESS
MODEL SECURISATION

BUSINESS
MODEL SECURISATION

We advise our clients before and after a change in their daily operations and help them anticipate their legal environment

ADVICE
TO INVESTORS

ADVICE
TO INVESTORS

Parallel is a partner for investors who need a regulatory legal opinion during their investment process. Our goal is to ensure that investors have a clear and precise view of the regulatory environment of their investment targets.

COMPLIANCE

COMPLIANCE

We built “WeCertify”, a strong compliance practice helping our clients to adapt to new rules and regulations. WeCertify consists in explaining the new rules, conducting a gap analysis and helping our clients adapt their product accordingly.

INFLUENCE

INFLUENCE

Parallel is fully integrated in the French digital ecosystem. Our recognized expertise is regularly sollicited by French institutions working on a reform of the French digital and platform legal framework. We have a vision and we share it.

LITIGATION
& INVESTIGATIONS

LITIGATION
& INVESTIGATIONS

Parallel assists and represents its clients in various civil, regulatory or criminal proceedings concerning their business model, such as the French Data Protection Office, the French Competition Authority or the French Public Prosecutor.

COMMERCIAL LAW

COMMERCIAL LAW

Platform to business relationships are at the heart of regulatory focus and a growing cause of litigation. Rules governing B to B relationships are a key body of law in order to mitigate the commercial risks affecting a marketplace business.

PLATFORM LAW

PLATFORM LAW

A French and European platform law is emerging. Mastering these new rules is key.

LABOR LAW

LABOR LAW

Many platforms are labor intensive. It is key to understand the French rules governing the requalification of freelance contracts in employment contracts as well as concealed work issues.

CONSUMER LAW

CONSUMER LAW

Consumer protection rules have a strong impact on the business operations of platforms and marketplaces and need to be taken into account when preparing business decisions.

FINANCIAL RULES

FINANCIAL RULES

Most platform business offer a payment solution, which requires specific attention to rules governing financial flows and transaction management under French law.

TRANSPORTATION LAW

TRANSPORTATION LAW

The French transportation code is a major burden for every business having an impact on the mobility of person or on the mobility of goods.

CONTRACT LAW

CONTRACT LAW

Contracts are naturally at the heart of platform and marketplace business models. It is essential to understand the multipartite contractual relationships which form the heart of digital intermediation.

TAX LAW

TAX LAW

The tax implications of the users’ transactions as well as the fiscal duties of platform users are at the heart of digital businesses’ preoccupations.

PRIVACY LAW

PRIVACY LAW

Digital businesses are the first impacted by French and European (GDPR) privacy rules. Mastering these rules and using them efficiently is a key asset for businesses operating in France and Europe.

TORT LAW

TORT LAW

Determining the correct level of responsibility a platform is ready to endorse is important, especially when anticipating eventual accidents or unfair competition claims.

PROCEDURAL RULES

PROCEDURAL RULES

Lawyers at Parallel have a strong experience in platform business litigation in all its aspects, from commercial litigation to criminal proceedings, including administrative proceedings initiated by regulatory bodies.

REGULATED PROFESSIONS

REGULATED PROFESSIONS

Many digital businesses operate in sectors impacting regulated professions. A particular attention thus needs to be given to those specific and sectorial rules which often have criminal liability implications for platforms.

MOBILITY

MOBILITY

Mobility of persons and mobility of goods are revolutionized by new uses and models such as ridesharing, on-demand transportation, logistic challenges and artificial intelligence.

E-COMMERCE

E-COMMERCE

Both traditional retail models as well as peer-to-peer sale models have been deeply impacted by digital platforms. E-Commerce is now a mature sector of the digital revolution.

FUTURE OF WORK

FUTURE OF WORK

Work is in full transformation. Many actors, in particular platforms, are promoting jobbing and freelancing models, be it in mass markets or in specific sectors.

INSURANCE

INSURANCE

Even heavily regulated and traditional sectors such as insurance are deeply changed by the rise of new ways of distributing insurance and peer-to-peer insurance models.

TOURISM

TOURISM

Traveling is nothing like it was 20 years ago. New ways of finding accommodation (via peer-to-peer platforms) and new services (such as digital butler services) have changed the way individuals and business organize their travels and changed the distribution of value in the tourism sector.

FINTECH

FINTECH

Finance is facing a strong movement towards disintermediation and new services are changing the way one communicates with his bank, reimburses friends (neobanks) or pays his groceries (mobile payments).

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Digital platforms are currently expanding in the real estate world, offering new ways of investing into property, financing an acquisition or valuing and maintaining buildings.

MEDIA

MEDIA

Media are not spared by digital transformation, be it concerning the way information is shared (collaborative media) or the way it is produced and broadcasted (crowd-based journalism).

CROWDFUNDING

CROWDFUNDING

Funding one’s philanthropic project or business venture has been diversified, with numerous equity or donation-based crowdfunding platforms.

FOODTECH

FOODTECH

Restaurants and catering businesses are strongly impacted by platforms facilitating peer-to-peer food preparation and exchange, food delivery as well as daily food supply for businesses.

HEALTH

HEALTH

The health sector has initiated its digital transformation, thanks to innovative business changing the way one finds a health professional or specialized help.

LEGALTECH

LEGALTECH

The legal world is in full mutation. The impact is both scientific (with new open legal databases or predictive justice platforms) and processual (platforms facilitating litigation, legal red tape or lawsuit financing).