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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Franco-German tax treaty amended download subscription
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
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.