Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.
Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.
Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.
German firms are hanging on to their independence despite continued international competition
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
US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.
DLA Piper has added a team of 20 lawyers including five partners to its Hamburg office from Bird & Bird.
Pinsent Masons has appointed former Fieldfisher Munich managing partner Sibylle Schumacher as a partner in Germany, at the same time losing its head of real estate litigation to Eversheds in London.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired a team of six lawyers including two partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, strengthening its Berlin real estate and infrastructure practice.
Infringement of a patent essential to a standard download subscription
Huawei, ZTE and a patent declared essential by telecoms institute.
VW under £5bn litigation cloud download subscription
The Volkswagen Group has put aside £5bn to cope with the recall crisis and is facing collective action from its customers who purchased diesel cars with ‘defeat devices’.
This article compares Germany as a typical civil code jurisdiction and England/Wales as a typical common law jurisdiction.
Controversy in the dentist’s waiting room subscription
The German Federal Court has delivered a judgment on whether the playing of background music at a dentist’s was a ‘communication to the public’.
The end of ‘Made in Germany’? download subscription
The label ‘Made in Germany’, generally associated with high quality, has so far been an optional statement. This is now set to change.
Parody of well-known marks – how far can you go? subscription
The claimant was the proprietor of the mark PUMA used in connection with sportswear. The defendant, a T-shirt design company, was the registered proprietor of the mark PUDEL (‘poodle’ in English), which was registered later.
English law is a popular and a practical option for newbuild contracts but even if German law is not agreed, some of its provisions may still apply.
Data Issues Roundup, 20 April; AT&T's $25m privacy settlement; Facebook case in Austria; Google loses out in Germany; and more download
Also, UCAS gives data protection undertaking’.