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Dentons
On July 18, 2017, Germany passed an amendment to its foreign investment regime that will make acquisitions of German companies by foreign acquirers considerably more time consuming and potentially more complex.
Shanda Consult Ltd
Chinese overseas investments in Europe and especially in Germany have grown exponentially in the past years.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Retailers will be banned from applying surcharges to many credit and debit card payments made by consumers under new laws finalised in Germany.
Jones Day
On July 18, 2017, the German government enacted changes to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance ("AWV") that significantly expand the scope of the law.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Under the GDPR, fines can amount to up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual turnover.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
With the Unified Patent Court now stalled for at least the near future, U.S. life sciences companies will continue to face the question of where to bring patent infringement cases in Europe.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Germany ends its longtime liberal approach to foreign investments by increasing its intervention possibilities at national level and by lobbying a stricter regime at the EU level.
K&L Gates
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Mayer Brown
Germany's Federal Government has passed an amendment to the German Foreign Trade Regulation which has a strong impact on foreign investments in Germany.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband; ‘vzbv') dated 19 July 2017, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘FSC')...
Orrick
Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published two documents summarizing its activities for the public: a more detailed "Activities Report" for the years 2015 and 2016 and the high-level...
WilmerHale
On July 12 the German federal government adopted important amendments (the amendments) to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (the Ordinance), allowing for wider control of foreign corporate...
Orrick
On July 6, 2017, the Pay Transparency Act (Entgelttransparenzgesetz – EntgTranspG) came into force aiming to tackle the gender pay gap – which is suspected to range somewhere between 7 and 22 % in Germany.
Mayer Brown
The new German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, "KAGB") enters into force on July 22, 2013.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("Bavarian DPA") has published an English-language version of a GDPR implementation audit questionnaire ("Questionnaire"). The Questionnaire is available here. The Questionnaire has been previously released in German.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 12 July 2017, the German government adopted new provisions amending the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
P+P Pollath + Partners
The German Federal Government enacted a Regulation amending the German Foreign Trade Ordinance on 12 July 2017.
Jones Day
As a consequence, Germany faced major strike waves from small but powerful niche unions.
Jones Day
The court's decision did not confirm that such rules warranting forfeiture of tax losses and tax loss carry forwards are constitutional.
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Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Orrick
In a time of ever-shorter innovation cycles and the increased digitalization of many value-added chains...
P+P Pollath + Partners
On June 26, 2017 the Act for the Implementation of the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, for the execution of the EU Funds Transfer Regulation and for the reorganization of the central department...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Bavarian Data Protection Authority ("Bavarian DPA") has published an English-language version of a GDPR implementation audit questionnaire ("Questionnaire"). The Questionnaire is available here. The Questionnaire has been previously released in German.
WilmerHale
On July 12 the German federal government adopted important amendments (the amendments) to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (the Ordinance), allowing for wider control of foreign corporate...
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
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Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 12 July 2017, the German government adopted new provisions amending the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
Mayer Brown
The new German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, "KAGB") enters into force on July 22, 2013.
Dentons
As of 1 July 2017 new rules under the Criminal Code (StGB) and Criminal Procedural Order (StPO) shall enter into force to regulate the recovery of criminal proceeds.
Jones Day
As a consequence, Germany faced major strike waves from small but powerful niche unions.
P+P Pollath + Partners
The German Federal Government enacted a Regulation amending the German Foreign Trade Ordinance on 12 July 2017.
Clyde & Co
Last night, the German Parliament approved the German IDD Implementation ‎Act in an updated version.
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