Fieldfisher advised the management of PWK Group in respect of the structuring of a management buyout (MBO) at the side of the investors as well as on a shareholders' agreement with the equity partner HANNOVER Finanz.
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hat am 25. Januar 2017 Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot herausgegeben.
The Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) released draft guidelines on resale price maintenance on 25 January 2017.
Öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunkanstalten dürfen Verlage nicht bei der Herausgabe von Zeitschriften unterstützen.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
German competition law reform with a focus on civil follow-on actions in Germany.
P+P Pollath + Partners
In its decision of October 4, 2016 (IX R 43/15), the Federal Fiscal Court finally confirmed the taxation of management participations as capital gains.
Temporary agency workers may only be employed by the same hirer for 18 consecutive months. After that further employment is only possible after a 3 month gap.
As we reported last summer, Germany's Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) set up a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints of alleged violations of supervisory provisions...
On January 11, 2017, the German Federal Cabinet has adopted the Equal Pay Act (Entgelttransparenzgesetz) submitted by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
The German Competition Authority (Bundeskartellamt, BKartA) continues to proceed strictly against the enforcement of resale price maintenance (RPM).
P+P Pollath + Partners
In summary, the draft provides alterations for investments in alternative investment funds for affected investors as follows.
On 17 December 2014, the Federal Constitutional Court held that the exemption of business assets from inheritance and gift tax is unconstitutional, as it is too broad-based...
The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) has ruled that when an employer provides Facebook users access to publish posts on the company's Facebook page...
Many Christmas songs such as "Jingle Bells" or "Silent Night" are not (or no longer) protected by copyright law and form part of the public domain...
In two parallel cases, the German Federal Patent Court has ruled that the positioning of a bottle or tube on a car roof could not be registered as a position sign as the sign lacks distinctiveness.
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) were adopted in May 2014.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 16 December 2016 an act amending the insolvency laws applicable to financial derivatives transactions passed the Bundesrat (the second chamber of the German legislature).
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The article deals with the acquisition of financial institutions by private equity sponsors, with a focus on regulatory requirements for the structuring and implementation of such transactions...