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Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Facebook is faced with a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) for providing misrepresentative or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The decision of the German Constitutional Court only applies to share transfers up to 50%.
Dehns
Although the surprise announcement that there will be an early General Election in the UK means that the final stages of the UK's procedure for ratifying the UPCA have temporarily been put on hold...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard business practices engaged in...
Jones Day
On 1 March 2017, Deutsche Börse AG, the operator of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, launched Scale, a new market segment for small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs").
Jones Day
On 24 April 2017, the Corporate Governance Committee established by the German Federal Government (Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex) officially published...
Jones Day
On 30 March 2017, the German Parliament (Bundestag) finally approved a complete revision of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz) as part of the Second Financial Markets Reform Act.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) on Facebook for providing misleading or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release dated 16 May 2017, and following the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) preliminary ruling in Case C-582/14 dated 19 October 2016 ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In many financial restructurings to date market participants had relied on the operation of the 2003 Circular...
Pinsent Masons LLP
Germany's move from coal powered power plants to renewable sources of energy is beginning to become effective, with up to 85% of German power use on 30 April provided by renewable sources...
Pinsent Masons LLP
German law on who can elect members of a company's supervisory board does not break EU rules on freedom of movement or discrimination on the grounds of nationality....
Jones Day
The German Parliament has adopted the 9th Amendment to the German "Act against Restraints of Competition" ("ARC") or "Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen" ("GWB").
P+P Pollath + Partners
In the near future, international data exchange in tax matters will revolutionize taxation procedures in Germany and other countries.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Germany is about to enact a revised merger control regime which will result in extended filing requirements in Germany for M&A deals. The new law will likely come into force in Q2 of 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill; see our previous blog) has, in a slightly revised version, been adopted by the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) and is now ready for discussion by the German Parliament.
Field Fisher
Ein Hersteller darf den Händlern im Rahmen eines selektiven Vertriebssystems nicht generell die Nutzung von Preissuchmaschinen verbieten, so das OLG Düsseldorf in der Entscheidung vom 5. April 2017.
Orrick
On April 1 2017, the reform of the German Act on Temporary Agency Work (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz) came into force bringing major changes for agencies and their clients.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The European Commission recently published its long-awaited final report on its E-commerce Sector Inquiry launched two years ago.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
Germany is about to enact a revised merger control regime which will result in extended filing requirements in Germany for M&A deals. The new law will likely come into force in Q2 of 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The "Digital Strategy 2025", adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace...
Mayer Brown
On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice has handed down it´s second landmark decision on cheat software within three months.
Orrick
Less than 18 months from now, the new European Data Privacy Regulation ("GDPR") will take effect.
Field Fisher
German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas attracted the attention of many lawyers and legal experts with a new draft law about enforcement within social networks.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken; Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz – NetzDG, the Bill; see our previous blog) has, in a slightly revised version, been adopted by the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) and is now ready for discussion by the German Parliament.
Field Fisher
Ein Hersteller darf den Händlern im Rahmen eines selektiven Vertriebssystems nicht generell die Nutzung von Preissuchmaschinen verbieten, so das OLG Düsseldorf in der Entscheidung vom 5. April 2017.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 9, 2017 the German Federal Parliament passed the ninth amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen).
Jones Day
Finally, section 143 of the Insolvency Code was amended to provide that interest accrues on a monetary avoidance judgment only after
Mayer Brown
As the largest economy in Europe, Germany is an interesting place for real estate investments. The German market provides a sustainable growth in several asset classes and cities.
Jones Day
The decision left open whether a contractually agreed-upon early termination right violates section 104.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 5 April 2017, the German Federal Minister of Justice's new bill aimed at improving enforcement of rights in social networks ...
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