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Mayer Brown
On 14 February 2017, the organization Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) issued a press release that a number of leading cloud computing vendors operating in Europe have declared compliance with the CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct (the "Code") for some or all their services.
Mayer Brown
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
Jones Day
The New York State Department of Financial Services required Commerzbank to terminate the employment of a Germany-based employee on the basis that he played "a central role" in the breaching of US sanctions.
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).
Taylor Wessing
The General Court has upheld an opposition to the figurative mark for LUBELSKA (as shown above left), based on Lass & Steffen's earlier German word mark Lubeca.
Orrick
The following provides a summary of issues that have attracted attention in the German M&A practice recently.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 3 March 2017, the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht – "DPA") issued a 160-page 7th activity report (Tätigkeitsbericht), covering years 2015 and 2016.
Mayer Brown
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
Field Fisher
Das OLG Düsseldorf hat im sog. Süßwaren-Kartell bestätigt, dass nicht nur klassische Absprachen zwischen Unternehmen kartellrechtlich verboten sind...
Field Fisher
Das Finanzgericht Köln hat am 1. Februar 2017 eine Entscheidung veröffentlicht zur steuerlichen Geltendmachung von Kartellbußgeldern.
Field Fisher
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.
Field Fisher
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hat am 25. Januar 2017 Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot herausgegeben.
Field Fisher
The Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) released draft guidelines on resale price maintenance on 25 January 2017.
Field Fisher
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.
iGlobal Law
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.
Orrick
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...
Orrick
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.
Mayer Brown
According to the code of ethics of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a culinary professional must not knowingly "appropriate […] any recipe or other intellectual property belonging to another without the proper recognition."
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Mayer Brown
According to the code of ethics of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a culinary professional must not knowingly "appropriate […] any recipe or other intellectual property belonging to another without the proper recognition."
Field Fisher
Öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunkanstalten dürfen Verlage nicht bei der Herausgabe von Zeitschriften unterstützen.
Field Fisher
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.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
German competition law reform with a focus on civil follow-on actions in Germany.
Field Fisher
Das Finanzgericht Köln hat am 1. Februar 2017 eine Entscheidung veröffentlicht zur steuerlichen Geltendmachung von Kartellbußgeldern.
Field Fisher
The Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) released draft guidelines on resale price maintenance on 25 January 2017.
Field Fisher
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hat am 25. Januar 2017 Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot herausgegeben.
Field Fisher
Das OLG Düsseldorf hat im sog. Süßwaren-Kartell bestätigt, dass nicht nur klassische Absprachen zwischen Unternehmen kartellrechtlich verboten sind...
Dentons
Public Procurement 2016 Germany: Overview
Deloitte Luxembourg
On 8 July 2016, the German Investment Tax Reform Act passed the Federal Council of Germany.
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.
Taylor Wessing
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) were adopted in May 2014.
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