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The Data Retention Saga Continues: European Court of Justice and EU Member States Scrutinize National Data Retention Laws
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2016

Triggering a landslide of legislative reforms and legal battles, the European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) landmark judgment of April 8, 2014, Digital


Latest Reform of German Competition Law Brings Clarity
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • May 3 2017

Germany comprehensively revised its antitrust laws (Act Against Restraints of Competition), with the changes expected to enter


The endless bunny hunt: Court of Justice of the European Union rules on trademark protection for shape of chocolate bunnies
  • Jones Day
  • Austria, European Union, Germany
  • 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


German court holds indirect purchasers have standing, defendants may invoke passing-on defense
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 7 2011

The German Federal Civil Court (BGH) has held that both direct and indirect purchasers may sue for antitrust damages, but defendants may raise the passing-on defense


Quo vadis passenger rights? EU Regulation 2612004: German courts struggle for clarity in light of the Sturgeon decision
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • 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


“Spying” on employees in the workplacenot without the works council’s intervention
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • 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


Germanyin October 2012, the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) rejected an attempt by the acquirer of an insolvent company to circumvent European transfer of undertaking rules.
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 9 2013

The acquirer attempted to contractually transfer employees to a so-called "transitional company" (Transfergesellschaft) for a few hours only. The


Global tax update - Germany - May 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • 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


Antitrust alert: fast-forward for FRAND disputes in Europe
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 11 2013

The Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany, has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") to clarify a number of questions at the


German Federal Court of Justice clarifies "opt-in" rules under the German Bonds Act
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • September 23 2014

On September 15, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) published a landmark decision clarifying that holders of bonds