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Draft Finance Bill for 2016, new FranceGermany double tax treaty, and ECJ Steria decision
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, France, Germany, OECD
  • October 7 2015

This French Tax Update will focus on the main provisions of the draft Finance Bill for 2016 (Projet de loi de finance pour 2016) issued by the

German labor and employment news (third quarter 2013)
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 28 2014

Regular readers of German Labor & Employment News know that under German law, termination of employment for operational reasons requires employees to

Enforcing patent rights at German trade fairs: an effective tool against competitors
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • August 28 2012

From a patent law perspective, trade fairs carry significant risks but also offer far-reaching opportunities

Leniency documents not exempt from disclosure demands in EU
  • Jones Day
  • Germany, USA
  • June 22 2011

On 14 June 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that EU law does not exempt leniency documents lodged with national competition agencies ("NCAs") from requests for disclosure in private actions

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

European Union General Court grants access to the European Commission’s files to private antitrust plaintiff
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • 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

German Federal Supreme Court decides on set-aside of global assignment of trade receivables
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • January 17 2008

In a judgment of November 29, 2007 that is of particular interest to financial institutions involved in asset-based lending, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) allayed concerns that a global assignment (Globalzession) the assignment of all existing and future trade receivables to a lender to secure loans would not survive the insolvency of the respective originator

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, Issue 9 - March 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Taiwan, USA, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, China, Colombia, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • March 17 2016

For decades, EU data protection rules have set some of the world's highest standards of data protection and are currently undergoing significant

Euroresource--deals and debt
  • Jones Day
  • Argentina, Germany, Global, Spain
  • March 27 2013

On 1 March 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an order in NML v. The Republic of Argentina, No. 12-105(L) (2d Cir. Mar. 1

Parents are (not always) liable for their children's conduct
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • December 6 2012

On November 15, 2012, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) handed down an eagerly awaited landmark decision on the scope of parents' duty to monitor their children's internet activities and what measures parents have to take to prevent infringement of third parties' rights (Docket No. I ZR 7412