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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Germany: A sense of place

13-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In Germany’s decentralised legal market, different cities have their own attractions for local and international firms looking to open an office

London

European firms in London: City of dreams

4-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

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Germany: All-aktion

15-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

New entrants plus a mix of up and downsizing equals an active legal market in Europe’s strongest jurisdiction

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Go Deutsche

14-Jan-2013 | Updated: 1-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Difficulty securing financing has slowed corporate activity but Germany’s Mittelstand sector is helping firms buck the trend

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HSF continues German growth with Freshfields' Hamann

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made its seventh German partner hire, recruiting Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former energy co-head Dirk Hamann.

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HSF recruits from Taylor Wessing for sixth German partner

7-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has picked up Taylor Wessing competition partner Michael Dietrich to bring the number of partners in Germany to six.

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A&O and Herbies advise as Tui merges with Tui

30-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) are advising German-headquartered travel group Tui AG and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel respectively on their £4.8bn merger.

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Taylor Wessing favours Germany in all-male promos round

18-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Taylor Wessing has promoted 12 lawyers to its partnership with the majority based in Germany in a reduced promotions round.

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Calculations on ISDA close-out: Lehman Brothers Finance SA (in liquidation) v Sal Oppenheim jr & cie KGAA download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

This case provides further guidance in relation to how payment on early termination of a 1992 ISDA Master Agreement should be calculated where automatic early termination applies.

Germany: Federal Cartel Office bans food retail giant EDEKA from squeezing suppliers, EDEKA goes to court download subscription

Eversheds 19-Aug-2014

Attempts by German supermarket EDEKA to force suppliers to grant it ‘wedding rebates’ following its acquisition of Plus in 2009 were abusive and unlawful.

German Federal Fiscal Court ruling potentially provides reduced withholding rates to certain US entities download subscription

Dentons 15-Aug-2014

The German Federal Fiscal Court was tasked with determining whether an ‘S’ corporation is considered a US resident under the 2006 protocol of the German-US income tax treaty.

Austria: German Supreme Court enacts duty for banks to disclose internal commission payments — but only for future cases download subscription

Schoenherr 8-Aug-2014

The banking law senate of the German Supreme Court stipulates far-reaching disclosure obligations for banks with respect to internal commission payments for investments.

Everything you need to know about the new Consumer Rights Directive download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 31-Jul-2014

The new provisions of the EU Directive on consumer rights have entered into force. They include several changes you should be aware of in order to ensure your business remains compliant.

Disability discrimination: no obligation to make reasonable adjustments for employees associated with disabled employees download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 31-Jul-2014

The Court of Appeal has decided that employers are not obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are associated with a disabled person.

Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription

Allen & Overy 28-Jul-2014

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.

Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

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