The National Assembly Creates a New Obligation of Vigilance for Large Companies

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Aymeric Discours and Nisrin Abelin wrote this bylined French article on a law which proposes that large companies have a “duty of vigilance” to establish and operate a vigilance plan to prevent damage likely to be caused by their activities. However, the authors wrote, “no one knows how the courts will interpret the law’s requirement for ‘reasonable’ vigilance to be taken.”

This article is in French.