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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Germany peer panel: the power balance

27-Jul-2015

Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.

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Clifford Chance’s growing critical list

9-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Loss of PE star Oliver Felsenstein must surely force firm’s hand over lockstep reform.

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Germany – independent nation

19-Jan-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

German firms are hanging on to their independence despite continued international competition

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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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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

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CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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Latham picks up third partner from CC Germany with hire of banking head

17-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Latham & Watkins has hired Clifford Chance’s Germany banking and capital markets head Alexandra Hagelüken in its third appointment from the magic circle firm’s German offices.

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A&O, Cleary, Skadden and Slaughters lead on billion-dollar Coca-Cola merger

7-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of UK, continental and US firms have advised on Coca-Cola Enterprises’ agreement to combine with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke (CCEAG) to create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues. 

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The mystery of penalties and liquidated damages: German vs English law weblink subscription

Walker Morris 11-Aug-2015

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 weblink subscription

Walker Morris 16-Jul-2015

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

Eversheds 23-Jun-2015

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? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-May-2015

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.

Building a yacht in Germany: your choice of law may not be as simple as you think weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Apr-2015

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

Addleshaw Goddard 22-Apr-2015

Also, UCAS gives data protection undertaking’.

Franco-German tax treaty amended download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 14-Apr-2015

After the amendment to the Franco-Luxembourg tax treaty of September 2014 it is the turn of the Franco-German tax treaty, with an amendment concluded on 31 March. 

Negative market value reloaded: German Supreme Court clarifies its (in)famous Spread Ladder Swap judgment download subscription

Schoenherr 20-Mar-2015

For the first time since its 2011 Spread Ladder Swap judgment the German Supreme Court has been dealing with the disclosure duties of banks in connection with derivatives.

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