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Two interesting German decisions on internet law

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • June 17 2013

Over the course of the month of May, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered two important decisions in the area of internet law, shedding some

Quo vadis passenger rights? EU Regulation 2612004: German courts struggle for clarity in light of the Sturgeon decision

  • Jones Day
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 13 2011

Regulation 2612004, adopted by the European Parliament and European Council on February 11, 2004 (the "Regulation"), established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boardings, cancellations, and long flight delays

German High Court rules companies have standing to sue against illegal state aid to competitors

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • February 15 2011

In a decision earlier today, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) ruled that companies can bring court action the challenge state aid granted to their competitors

“Spying” on employees in the workplacenot without the works council’s intervention

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • November 6 2008

The extent to which an employer may monitor employees using electronic technology has received a great deal of attention, whether such monitoring involves reviewing employees’ emails, monitoring employees’ telephone calls, or using recording devices to engage in employee surveillance

News regarding cash pooling: German Federal Supreme Court examines capital contributions in connection with shareholder-run cash pools

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • December 4 2009

As reported in one of our earlier issues, the recent reform of the German Limited Liability Company Act ("GmbHG") has eased the restrictions on cash pooling within group companies

The endless bunny hunt: Court of Justice of the European Union rules on trademark protection for shape of chocolate bunnies

  • Jones Day
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  • Austria, European Union, Germany
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  • July 12 2012

With its recent Lindt & Sprüngli decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") confirmed its earlier decisions that tighten the threshold for the inherent distinctiveness of three-dimensional trademarks

European Union General Court grants access to the European Commission’s files to private antitrust plaintiff

  • Jones Day
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • December 20 2011

The General Court of the European Union (General Court) has annulled a decision by the EU Commission (EC) that denied access by a private plaintiff to the EC’s files in cartel proceedings (Case T43708 CDC Hydrogene Peroxide vs European Commission

Euroresourcedeals and debt - May 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Argentina, France, Germany, USA
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  • May 30 2014

Prokon petitioned for insolvency in January 2014 because it was unable to make a coupon payment for certain participation rights (Genussrechte) it had

U.S. DOJ obtains first-ever extradition on antitrust charge

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany, USA
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  • April 9 2014

On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced its first successful extradition to the United States on an antitrust charge

Global tax update - Germany - May 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • May 12 2014

Until very recently, the German tax characterization (debt or equity) of so-called Additional Tier 1 Capital instruments issued under the new regular