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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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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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‘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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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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Consumer protection - Button for online cancellation must be easily recognisable

Even though it is understandable that companies usually want to hold on to their customers for as long as possible, nevertheless, the principle that […]

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Dismissal on the grounds of time fraud is possible even after unlawful data evaluation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies, among other things, how video surveillance has to be run. In particular, it stipulates for […]

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German Whistleblower Protection Act – Reporting channel is required where there are at least 50 employees

On 17.12.2023, the statutory provisions in the Whistleblower Protection Act (Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz, HinSchG), which first came into force on […]

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Expansion of the scope of the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains

The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG), which regulates corporate responsibility […]

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Shareholders’/Partners’ information and control rights

Minority shareholders/partners, in particular, and/or shareholders/partners not authorised to manage a company frequently have only a limited amount […]

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Netflix and Spotify – Price-adjustment clauses are ineffective

In their terms and conditions of use, streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify have granted themselves the right to adjust their prices from […]

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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies in the context of employment law

The inclusion of sustainability criteria is becoming increasingly important. Within the scope of a business strategy, a company’s business practices […]

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New forms of working – ‘Remote Work’ and the ‘Workation’ (Part II: Important aspects of tax and social security law)

In the last article we defined the concepts behind the new forms of working and discussed the relevant aspects of employment law and data protection […]

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A tenant’s entitlement to reimbursement under the German Carbon Dioxide Cost Allocation Act

The Carbon Dioxide Cost Allocation Act (Kohlendioxidkostenaufteilungsgesetz, CO²KostAufG) has introduced an entitlement for tenants to reimbursements […]

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New forms of working – ‘Remote Work’ and the ‘Workation’ (Part I)

Advances in technology have made it possible for employees in various professional fields to work remotely – from virtually anywhere in the world – […]

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The modernisation of German partnership law – A need to review the GbR and other partnerships

The Act on the Modernisation of Partnership Law (Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Personengesellschaftsrechts, MoPeG) has now been approved by the […]

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Is living space illegally repurposed when it is used by holidaymakers?

When rental apartments are rented out via online portals there is a risk that the actual use of the living space will be different to the one that was […]

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German Whistleblower Protection Act has entered into force

The ‘Act for better protection of whistleblowers as well as for the transposition of the EU directive on the protection of persons who report breaches […]

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Green Claims – EU criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims

On 22.3.2023, the EU Commission presented a draft directive on common criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims. The […]

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The decision to disclaim an inheritance should not be taken lightly

Disclaiming an inheritance is a move that could be considered not merely where the aim is to avoid personal liability for the deceased person‘s debts. […]

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