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
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
Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.
White & Case has added Allen & Overy (A&O) capital markets partner Gernot Wagner to its Frankfurt office in a continued push to bulk up its European finance practice.
German firms Görg and Noerr have taken the lead roles on the financing and development of Europe’s largest shopping centre in the heart of Berlin.
Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.
Apple’s blueprint for a new type of trademark download subscription
Apple has turned its eye to the internal layout of all its shops and is pursuing trademark protection for this in the EU.
EU law on cookies: updated September 2014 download subscription
Businesses should begin identifying the cookies that are used by their website. A ‘cookie audit’ should be undertaken with the assistance of IT departments/specialist legal advisers.
Multinational tax practices face growing scrutiny download subscription
The globalisation of labour, capital and know-how has brought about new challenges for domestic and conventional tax laws.
IP Rights in Data Handbook: protecting and exploiting IP in data, big data and databases internationally download subscription
DLA Piper’s second-edition IP Rights in Data Handbook now covers 20 jurisdictions and includes top tips from local professionals on how best to exploit big data.
Draft of a new regime for the rescuing of banks in Germany download subscription
The German bank restructuring and resolution regime is approaching its ‘home stretch’.
Trademarks — the EU Court of Justice on jurisdiction relation to international infringement download subscription
Coty Germany filed a claim before the first-instance German court against First Note for infringement of its Community tri-dimensional trademark.
Calculations on ISDA close-out: Lehman Brothers Finance SA (in liquidation) v Sal Oppenheim jr & cie KGAA download subscription
This case provides further guidance in relation to how payment on early termination of a 1992 ISDA Master Agreement should be calculated where automatic early termination applies.
Germany: Federal Cartel Office bans food retail giant EDEKA from squeezing suppliers, EDEKA goes to court download subscription
Attempts by German supermarket EDEKA to force suppliers to grant it ‘wedding rebates’ following its acquisition of Plus in 2009 were abusive and unlawful.