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Standing of environmental NGOs: new measures to fast-track proceedings

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • March 5 2013

The landmark ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Trianel (case C- 11509) significantly increased the legal standing of environmental

Catch-all reservation of discretion for undefined payments or benefits found to be unenforceable

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Germany
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  • May 2 2012

The German Federal Labour Court has declared a clause often found in employment contracts unenforceable

Attention when providing for an average working time

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Germany
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  • May 2 2012

A recent Federal Labour Court decision once again shows why employers should apply care and scrutiny when they design and draft employment contracts

Access to information on the environment: clarification from the ECJ

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 17 2012

The European Court of Justice has provided guidance on the extent to which authorities, acting in a legislative capacity, can refuse a request for access to environmental information under Directive 20034EC

Constitutional Court specifies requirements for privatisation of forensic mental health services

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Germany
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  • March 1 2012

The Federal Constitutional Court has recently ruled that the so-called 'Hessian Model of a formal privatisation of forensic mental health services is constitutional

Standing of environmental NGOs: recent developments

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 24 2012

Following a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling last year, the German Federal Ministry of the Environment is shortly expected to publish draft legislation for a revision to the German Environmental Appeals Act (Umweltrechtsbehelfsgesetz

ECJ reinforces land-use planning requirements under the Seveso II Directive

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • November 28 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Germany's implementation of the Seveso II Directive partly violates EU law

Justifying age limits

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 14 2011

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision that it is age discrimination to prohibit airline pilots from working after age 60 may also effect other sectors where collective agreements provide for age limits below the statutory age limit (eg air traffic controllers

New rules regarding interpretation of two-step forfeiture

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Germany
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  • July 1 2011

In December 2010, the German Constitutional Court ruled that an interpretation of a two-step forfeiture clause is unconstitutional if it obliges the employee to sue his employer for compensation before the courts have ultimately decided whether the employment relationship still stands

German Federal Court of Justice judgment on CMS spread ladder swaps

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • -
  • Germany
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  • May 17 2011

The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has recently ruled on a CMS spread ladder swap mis-selling case involving Deutsche Bank and a number of its private and municipality clients