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By Benjamin Beck, Dr. Ulrich Worm
German Supervisory Authorities have issued 41 fines since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR') became enforceable in May 2018.
By Dr. Ulrich Worm
In today's interconnected, "always-on" environment, it is easy to forget how dependent we all are on records and, more importantly, on the people we trust to make these records correctly and to hold them securely.
By Amira Hanem Ibrahim, Konstantin von Werder
After several months of delay and heated political discussion among all German parties about the scope of protection regarding journalists
By Susan Günther
The following table provides an overview of the current status of the real estate transfer tax rates in the individual federal states (25 March 2019).
By Philipp Schaefer
In practice, when constructing buildings on a property ("Main Property") borders are often built over, intentionally or accidentally ...
By Miriam M. Schollmeier, Hannah Bommes
If a property is not connected to a public road directly and, for legal or actual reasons and it is also not reachable by constructing a private street on the property itself ...
By Sabine Krause
Under the regime of German foreign investment rules („AWV") the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (the „Ministry") ...
By Elmar Günther
The German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB) stipulates the mandatory form of notarisation for a contract which has as its object the obligation ...
By Svenja Fries
In recent decisions, the European Court of Justice and subsequently the German Federal Employment Court have strengthened employees' rights regarding vacation claims and their forfeiture.
By Patrick Scholl
The past week in Germany has attracted and increased raised interest in blockchain based transactions.
By Amira Hanem Ibrahim, Konstantin von Werder
On 26 March 2019, following a lengthy process, the European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, aimed at the modernization of the EU copyright regime.
By Benjamin Beck, Dr. Ulrich Worm
On 21 March 2019, Advocate General (AG) Maciej Szpunar delivered his opinion on a number of questions which, inter alia, relate to the validity of consent to cookies ...
By Patrick Scholl, Andreas Lange, Ralf Hesdahl, Kirsten Schürmann
Although the term 'legal true sale' is used in German market practice by the parties to financial transactions, it cannot be defined by reference to a specific provision of German law.
By Dr. Marco Wilhelm, Dr. Malte Richter, LLM, Tina Hoffmann
The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, in particular in the case of a "hard Brexit" in which there is no continued bilateral application of EU law, will have many consequences within the EU.
By Benjamin Beck, Konstantin von Werder
On 20 December 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice confirmed that photographs of public domain paintings ‎are, in principle, protected by a copyright-related right in section 72 of the German Copyright Act (Case No. I ZR 104/17).
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