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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.
Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 subscription
At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Germany: Federal Cartel Office and courts make Adidas, ASICS and Casio drop ban on online marketplaces download subscription
Renowned brands Adidas, ASICS and Casio must allow their approved resellers to use internet auction sites and online marketplaces to resell their goods.
The risks posed by insider threats download subscription
With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.
Antitrust Matters — July 2014: competition law news from Africa, Europe and Americas download subscription
DLA Piper has released the July 2014 issue of its Antitrust Matters publication.
Kazakhstan introduces visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries from 15 July download subscription
The Republic of Kazakhstan has unilaterally introduced a visa-free regime for the period from 15 July 2014 to 15 July 2015 for the citizens of 10 countries.
In Germany, new rules specifically designed to regulate the limits of working hours in the offshore industry came into effect on 1 August 2013.
Apple Stores to be trademarked in Europe? download subscription
In a judgment from the Court of Justice, it has been held that the layout of a retail store may be registered as a trademark in Europe.
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.