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3. Consulting and Broking Services / Robo-Advisory / Auto-Trading
France  France

There are no specific social or political reservations although a lot of robots appear to be scams so the general population is suspicious about these services.

Legal Affairs

A license from the AMF is required for any services related to online trading Consulting.

Economic Conditions

Small market:

  • Biggest company : FXCM
  • Examples of robot trading services:
    • Gold binary robot
    • Best trading robot
    • Copy OP


Websites that do not have the AMF authorization to practice are scams.

Contributing Authors

LERINS & BCW Avocats Associés

Christine Vialars
Paris, France

Laurent Julienne
Paris, France

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Chapter Index:

1. Payment Services / Mobile Payment

2. Asset and Portfolio Management

3. Consulting and Broking Services / Robo-advisory / Auto-trading

4. Trading Platforms / Social Trading Platforms / Signal Following

5. Crowdfunding / Crowdinvesting / Crowdlending

6. Virtual Currency - Bitcoin

7. Loan Services / Factoring / Loan Broking / Finetrading

8. Online Banking Services

9. Analytics and Research / Data Management / Risk Management

10. Accounting

11. Identification

12. Online-pawning

13. InsurTech

14. RegTech

15. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

The information in this guide provides a general overview at the time of publication and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all legal developments nor should it be taken as opinion or legal advice on the matters covered. It is for general information purposes only and readers should take legal advice from a Multilaw member firm.

Publication Date: 1 May 2018