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On 30 January 2020, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy ("Ministry") published its Draft Act amending the Foreign Trade and Payments Act.
Ius Laboris
On 1 March 2020, the Skilled Immigration Act will come into force in Germany. It will primarily amend the Residence Act (AufenthG) and therefore change the rules applicable to employers
Dentons
The European Union (EU) has long sought to harmonize shareholders' rights and long-term shareholder engagement as part of completing its Single Market for financial services and thus capital.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On February 13, 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a proposal to soften the regulatory requirements for influencers
Mayer Brown
On 11 February 2020, five months after the German federal government adopted a blockchain strategy, the Bavarian state government implemented a blockchain strategy of its own, acknowledging that blockchain is a key digitalization technology.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
German criminal law so far does not provide for corporate criminal liability. Corporations can only be fined under the law on administrative offenses, and the government has discretion to impose such fines.
Hogan Lovells
In its decision of 14 January 2020 (case ref. VI ZR 496/18 and others), the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decided that filtering user ratings
Ius Laboris
A number of new regulations took effect at the beginning of the year with consequences for employers in Germany.
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
In the event of illness, employers must continue to pay employees their salary for a period of six weeks. In the event of dispute, employees who are signed off sick again with a different, ...
Ius Laboris
The number of people infected with corona increases daily. This also increases the fear of being infected at work. Does that mean employees can refuse a business trip to China?
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
In its decision, the German Federal Labor Court (BAG) recently distinguished between temporary and "limited" permanent employment contracts.
Hogan Lovells
2020 brings significant changes in the field of trademark law for proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO).
Ius Laboris
Target agreements are usually divided into two parts.
Mayer Brown
The EPO decisions to refuse the AI-invented patent applications can be appealed with the EPO's Board of Appeal within two months of notification of the decisions.
Mayer Brown
Chambers & Partners Securitisation 2020 features 23 jurisdictions.
P+P Pollath + Partners
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology ("BMWi") has presented plans to further tighten foreign investment review rules last week.
Jones Day
As the new year begins, it is a good time to look at key developments in German labor and employment law in 2019 and look ahead in 2020.
Dentons
Consultation of the draft on the interpretation and application of the Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz - GwG) – Special Section for insurance undertakings as defined in § 2(1)...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Cartels Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Germany, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Dentons
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, a number of regulatory policymakers and supervisors have used legislative and non-legislative means to push financial services firms
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