In Germany’s decentralised legal market, different cities have their own attractions for local and international firms looking to open an office
With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important
New entrants plus a mix of up and downsizing equals an active legal market in Europe’s strongest jurisdiction
Difficulty securing financing has slowed corporate activity but Germany’s Mittelstand sector is helping firms buck the trend
Going your own way can pay off big time - just ask The Lawyer’s European Firm of the Year, Noerr
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has picked up Taylor Wessing competition partner Michael Dietrich to bring the number of partners in Germany to six.
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.
Taylor Wessing has promoted 12 lawyers to its partnership with the majority based in Germany in a reduced promotions round.
Sidley Austin is closing its Frankfurt office, its only base in Germany, following a spate of partner exits over the last two years.
EU Court of Justice rules against referral to pre-determined percentages relating to the degree of recognition of the mark download subscription
The EU Court of Justice recently had the opportunity to clarify a set of crucial issues regarding the distinctive character of colour marks.
German group’s pre-pack sidesteps the need for a UK connection download subscription
The German automotive group ATU has achieved a restructuring of its finances via a UK administration and pre-pack sale.
Does the death of an employee extinguish their right to holiday pay? download subscription
What happens when an employee dies during their employment with an outstanding holiday balance?
Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription
As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.
The German government has reportedly tightened tender rules for sensitive public IT contracts download subscription
This follows whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance activities.
Global cybercrime costs estimated at $445bn download subscription
McAfee has suggested that if cybercrime was a business, it would be ranked 27th in the world based on revenue.
German group restructures via a pre-pack administration and sidesteps need to change COMI or establish connection with the UK download subscription
The case — Re Christophorus 3 Ltd  EWHC 1162 (Ch) — is notable for the fact that the group had almost no connections with the UK.
Holiday pay still due on death download subscription
The European Court of Justice has ruled that holiday benefits should not be lost if an employee dies before claiming them.