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New insolvency culture in Germany? The Act for the Further Facilitation of the Restructuring of Companies (ESUG) provides for significant changes to German insolvency law
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • February 7 2012

On December 13, 2011, the Act for the Further Facilitation of the Restructuring of Companies (ESUG), whose material provisions will come into force on March 1, 2012, was announced in the Federal Gazette


Merger control in Germany German court clarifies controversial jurisdictional issues
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • August 16 2012

In a recently published decision1 the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf provided interesting guidance on how to deal with jurisdictional uncertainties of German merger control


Current developments in the bank asset sale market in Germany and Spain
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany, Spain
  • October 22 2012

Economic and regulatory changes have sparked renewed activity in debt and other non-strategic-asset sales by financial institutions, particularly in Europe


Fiscal court of Hamburg: decision on securities lending in connection with cumex trades
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • August 2 2012

In a recently published decision, dated Nov. 24, 2011 (6K2210), the fiscal court of Hamburg had decided over a case of dividend stripping


Significant changes of the law on occupational pensions in Germany
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • May 20 2014

Today, on May 20, 2014, the Directive 201450 of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility


Works council elections March through May 2014 mistakes can be costly for employers
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • January 17 2014

Works council elections are generally held every four years, from March 1 through May 31. In 2010 more than 87,000 businesses elected works councils


The implementation of the AIFM-directive in Germany what third country managers should know
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • July 5 2013

The new German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, "KAGB") enters into force on July 22, 2013. The KAGB will replace the Investment Act


German courts challenging UK schemes of arrangement?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany, United Kingdom
  • April 30 2010

In a decision which has not yet been confirmed by the German Federal Court, the Higher Regional Court of Celle (an appellate court) has decided that a German policyholder of UK life insurer Equitable Life is not protected by a scheme of arrangement which had been approved by the London High Court in February 2002


New German arbitration rules meant to expedite proceedings
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • August 10 2009

One of the most important advantages of arbitration, when compared to litigation, is supposed to be speed


Effect of a claim with a scanned signature - new decision of the Federal Tax Court
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • September 23 2010

Pursuant to a new decision of the German Federal Tax Court (BFH) law suits can under certain preconditions also be effectively filed via scanned signature