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Hotel management agreements under German law potential surprises for Asian investors and operators
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • October 9 2014

Hotel management agreements have become more popular in Germany in recent years. It is therefore worth examining in some detail the regime for such


Real estate newsletter - Autumn 2014
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • September 30 2014

The termination of a lease agreement by the acquirer for the reason of non-compliance with written form requirement is permissible despite existence


BGH-Urteil zur Anfechtungsfesten Ausgestaltung von Direktzahlungen in der Lieferkette
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • October 7 2014

Die Rechtsprechung des BGH zum Insolvenzan fechtungsrecht zeichnete sich BIS zuletzt durch eine insolvenzverwalterfreundliche Auslegung der An


Auf einen Blick: der Gesetzliche Mindestlohn
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • December 16 2014

Am 1. Januar 2015 tritt das Mindestlohngesetz (MiLoG) in Kraft. Fortan müssen grundsätzlich alle Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer in Deutschland


Pension scheme funding in Germany
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • February 6 2015

German occupational pension schemes have historically been designed as defined benefit (DB) schemes, although the worldwide trend towards defined


Outsourcing and external funding of pension liabilities
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • February 10 2015

In Germany pension commitments are traditionally structured as so called direct pension commitments. Under these direct pension commitments the


Übergangsregelungen nach dem KAGB
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • June 24 2013

Das KAGB tritt zum 22. Juli 2013 in Kraft. Aufgrund der damit verbundenen erheblichen Änderungen kommt es zu zahlreichen Übergangs- und


Former Mayor of Berlin Suffers Painful Defeat Over the Publication of Alleged Partying Pictures in German Magazine
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • October 4 2016

The former governing mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, a member of the German Social Democratic Party, SPD, has suffered a legal defeat in his


Gesetzgeber beschließt Boni-Schranken für Bankmitarbeiter CRD IV-Umsetzungsgesetz verabschiedet
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • July 17 2013

Am 5. Juli 2013 hat der Deutsche Bundesrat beschlossen, gegen das vom Deutschen Bundestag am 27. Juni 2013 verabschiedete CRD IV-Umsetzungsgesetz


Germany: cancellation of VAT discount for hotels threatened
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Germany
  • July 11 2013

In early 2010 the German government introduced a substantial discount on VAT for hotels and reduced the standard 19 percent rate to 7 percent. It was