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We would like to provide you with a summary of the most important changes, in particular concerning Alternative Investment Fund Manager, resulting from the German act implementing the Amending Directive to the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
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J A Kemp LLP
On 26 November 2020 the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed the bill required for German ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) with 570 votes in favour...
Mayer Brown
Whilst foreign direct investments ("FDI") in German companies have been subject to a screening regime for a long time, over the last few years the FDI regime in Germany has constantly...
Mayer Brown
As outlined in our previous briefing, there is an ongoing international trend towards mandatory human rights due diligence legislation, which is gaining further momentum and support across the globe.
Vistra
Like other countries, Germany was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bardehle Pagenberg
In dem Beschluss vom 3. Juni 2020 festigt und vertieft das Bundesverfassungsgericht seine bisherige Rechtsprechung, wonach das grundrechtsgleiche Recht auf prozessuale Waffengleichheit verletzt wird, ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
With its decision dated June 3, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court confirms and consolidates its previous case law, according to which the procedural right to equality of arms – which is equivalent to a fundamental right –
Jones Day
On May 20, 2020, the German Federal government adopted the 15th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AWV). The changes to the AWV will be effective shortly, after publication in the Federal Gazette.
Mayer Brown
The declarations of the French Minister of Economy on April 29, 2020 regarding new restrictions on foreign investment underlines a global trend towards increased scrutiny on inbound...
Mayer Brown
The European and German Foreign Direct Investment ("FDI") screening mechanisms have recently seen several legislative amendments which were followed by much more scrutiny by competent...
Jones Day
As the Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court ("Bundesverfassungsgericht") decided today
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
On April 1, 2020, the European Commission published a "Guidance on using the public procurement framework in the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 crisis".
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
Yesterday the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy sent out a circular on awards in the hopefully short corona crisis.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On March 13, 2020, the German government announced that it will launch a set of measures to take action against the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Hogan Lovells
For M&A transactions in Germany and beyond, Foreign Investment Control screenings have become an indispensable standard element to assess when structuring deals and planning for regulatory review
Dentons
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.
POELLATH
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology ("BMWi") has presented plans to further tighten foreign investment review rules last week.
Herbert Smith Freehills
As those with an interest in patents will be aware, the Unified Patent Court is still not a reality. The final ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA")
Jones Day
Over the past few years, Germany has strengthened the AWV regime. In parallel, the relevance of Germany's foreign direct investment control investigations for M&A transactions involving non-EU...
Orrick
In the course of the "Panama Paper" scandal, Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing...
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