Regulated profession

The French Court of cassation precluded consulting firms from carrying out legal expertise activities as they could be exercised only by lawyers

Cour de cassation, civile, Chambre civile 1, 17 février 2016, 14-26.342 14-29.686

The present case concerns the question whether the EU law, particularly Articles 49 and 56 TFEU and the Directive 2006/123/EC (known as the ‘Services’ Directive), precluded a national legislation which did not allow consulting firms to carry out legal activity as a primary activity.