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E-invoicing will be mandatory from 1.1.2025 – Urgent action is required by all companies

Ever since the promulgation of the German Growth Opportunities Act on 27.3.2024 it has been clear that e-invoicing will be mandatory in Germany - […]

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Draft bill for the 2024 Annual Tax Act

While it was only recently, in March 2024, that the German Growth Opportunities Act was passed, now already, there is an (unofficial) draft bill for […]

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The relocation of production abroad - What are the tax implications that need to be considered?

The relocation of production abroad is no longer a possible scenario solely for large corporate groups. Rising energy prices, skills shortages and […]

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Sustainability reporting - A step-by-step guide

The first two parts of our series of articles on sustainability reporting provided a comprehensive overview of the new regulations under the EU’s […]

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The shareholders’ meeting - It is imperative that the heirs are invited

When a shareholder dies many legal issues often arise. This applies to the holding of shareholders’ meetings, especially when it is still unclear as […]

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The Bundesrat has approved the German Digital Act - E-prescription & E-patient record

In the course of the digitalisation of the healthcare system, an electronic prescription service (in German: E-Rezept) and electronic patient records […]

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‘Ageing-in-place’ home modifications as an extraordinary financial burden?

When a home is remodelled by older adults the question that arises with respect to the tax deductibility of the costs is whether or not the […]

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Request for information - A violation of the GDPR would not already constitute a basis for claiming compensation

Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), employees have the right to seek information from their employer as to whether their personal […]

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Too high a VAT amount stated on invoices to final consumers – The new regulations

Up to now, under Section 14c (1) of the VAT Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz, UstG), businesses have been obliged to pay VAT to their local tax offices even in […]

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Private real estate sales in the context of succession cases and own-use

Recently, a number of new court rulings with respect to private sales transactions involving real estate were disclosed. The courts ruled on whether […]

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Company rescue via a bridge loan and/or a reorganisation loan

The distinction between a bridge loan and a reorganisation loan plays a fundamental role in business financing. In the following section we first […]

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Sustainability reporting - A step-by-step guide

While in the first report in our multi-part series of articles we provided a basic overview of sustainability reporting in accordance with the EU’s […]

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‘No Russia clause’ – Western sanctions and the need for action by companies

On 26.2.2024 and previously on 18.12.2023, EU member states agreed on packages of further sanctions (no. 13 and no.12) against Russia. A particular […]

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Sale of partnership interests – Earn-out payments only have to be taxed when they are received

When stakes in a partnership are sold, besides a fixed purchase price, the contracting parties sometimes also agree variable purchase price components […]

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Travel regulations – Poolside sun loungers that are constantly reserved could constitute defective performance

Recently, the Hanover District Court had to rule on the consequences of a dispute at a hotel pool. The subject of the dispute was the poolside sun […]

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The German e-invoice is coming to stay!

The introduction of e-invoicing in Germany affects businesses who invoice supplies to other businesses (B2B), provided that both businesses are […]

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German Growth Opportunities Act ‘lite’ - What has remained?

In the following section we provide an overview of the amendments made to the Growth Opportunities Act within the framework of the outcomes agreed as […]

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Sustainability reporting - A step-by-step guide

The EU passed the so-called Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) with a view to improving and further developing sustainability […]

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AI in the workplace - The risks call for guidelines and operational instructions

The chatbot ChatGPT was launched by OpenAI, a US American company, in November 2022. Since then, such so-called large language models (generative […]

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Liability of executive bodies - Limits via the allocation of responsibilities

The liability of the executive bodies of corporations is a matter that routinely keeps the courts busy. Where there are several managing directors the […]

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