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Mandatory merger control notifications of minority acquisitions - the example of Germany

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • March 8 2012

The European Commission recently began a process to identify whether an enforcement gap exists in its current merger control system

German court gives important ruling on business transfers

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • December 6 2011

Any business seeking to do an acquisition in Europe needs to be aware of the European Acquired Rights Directive which is designed to protect employees’ rights on the transfer of a business or part of one

Firm wins case at German Federal Labour Court after ECJ ruling on TUPE

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • November 30 2011

A team from our Frankfurt office has won a long-running transfer of undertakings case, Klarenberg v Minteq International GmbH

Germany introduces new electronic residence permits

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • September 13 2011

Traditionally citizens of countries outside the EU received the residence permits required to enable them to live in Germany in the form of a “sticker” in their passport

Drug patents in the EU: up to 15 years and six months’ protection from marketing authorization

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • August 16 2011

The German Federal Patent Court requested that the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) provide a ruling as to whether a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) may be granted if it would not result in a “positive” term, because marketing authorization (APM) for a drug had been obtained within five years of the filing of the corresponding patent application

European Court of Justice dismisses Deutsche Telekom "margin squeeze" appeal

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 31 2010

Confirming the General Court's ruling of 10 April 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed Deutsche Telekom's (DT) appeal against a Commission decision which found DT had abused its dominant position in the German telecoms market between 1998 and 2001

German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful

Commission decision makes legally binding E.ON access commitments

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • May 31 2010

The Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by E.ON to effectively open up access to the German gas market thereby addressing concerns that it may have unfairly shut out competitors in a possible abuse of its dominant market position

Public procurement European Court provides additional guidance on the application of EU procurement rules to development agreements

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2010

On 25 March 2010 the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") provided further clarification on the application of EU procurement rules to land development agreements

Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code