Germany

The National Law Review covers legal matters in Germany authored by lawyers, tax consultants and notaries in various locations including Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg. Business law issues addressed include:   mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, data privacy, employment and national and international dispute resolution practices. Specific sectors focused on include: finance, capital markets, private equity, technology, venture capital, real estate, restructuring, commercial, and regulatory compliance matters.

We also include legal news coverage specific to the following industries: automotive, biotechnology, chemical, commodities, engineering, pharmaceutical, employment, nanotechnology, information technology, renewable energy, media, software, outsourcing, telecommunications and many more.

The NLR covers legal news concerning:

  • the German Supreme Court;
  • the German Labor Court;
  • the German Bankruptcy authority;
  • the German Antitrust Authority;
  • CFIUS Filings;
  • the German Ministry for Economy;
  • German BaFin;
  • MiFID2;
  • the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research;
  • the German Data Protection Supervisory Authorities (DPAs);
  • the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the interaction between German law and E.U., U.S. and other jurisdictions legal systems.
Date Title Organization
22
Feb
Global Patenting Trends: WIPO Reports a Record Number of Patent Filings ArentFox Schiff LLP
20
Feb
New US Action Against Melamine Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Feb
Workplace Harassment in Germany (Part 2): A Checklist for Your Workplace investigations Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Feb
Regulation: ECB Publishes Results of Review on Climate-Related and Environmental Risks Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
16
Feb
Diskriminierung im Bewerbungsprozess? Was Sie als Arbeitgeber jetzt wissen sollten McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb
New Antidumping and Countervailing Petitions on Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
Feb
ITC Votes Negative on Tin Mill Imports from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Feb
Statusfeststellung und Legal-Tech-Compliance-Check McDermott Will & Emery
5
Feb
Germany | Resident Permit Requirement Temporarily Waived Berry Appleman & Leiden
5
Feb
EUROPE: BaFin Clarifies the German Approach to the ELTIF 2.0 Regime K&L Gates
29
Jan
FinmadiG and KMAG – Implementation of European Crypto-Financial Market Regulation in Germany McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jan
The Court of Appeal Judgment in the Adler Restructuring Plan: Pari Passu is Back! Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
24
Jan
Will Changes to the German Insolvency Code Spark More Insolvencies? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Jan
German Employment Law Changes for 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
22
Jan
Workplace Harassment in Germany: “We Encourage You to Speak Up!” But to Whom? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jan
Update für Wertpapierinstitute: Wertpapierinstituts-Inhaberkontrollverordnung verkündet McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jan
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
16
Jan
Exodus From The Energy Charter Treaty – What is Left of Europe’s Protections for Investors? Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Jan
How to Avoid an Independent Compliance Monitor: Lessons From the SAP Settlement ArentFox Schiff LLP
5
Jan
Germany | New EU Blue Card Rules in Effect Berry Appleman & Leiden
26
Dec
China | Visa-free Entry Scheme Expanded to Six Additional Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
18
Dec
CJEU Decides on Use of Automatically Generated Scoring Values K&L Gates
15
Dec
CJEU Holds German Provisions for Imposing Fines on Companies for GDPR Violations Invalid K&L Gates
11
Dec
COP28 Update: Agreement Reached on Loss and Damage Fund Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
8
Dec
Visa-Free Entry Scheme Expanded to Six Additional Countries Berry Appleman & Leiden
6
Dec
China Expands Visa-Free Access for Six Countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Nov
Allianz Launches Net-Zero Transition Plan Including Intermediate 2030 Goals Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
23
Nov
Why Every Company with Digital Activities Should Comment on the EDPB’s New ePrivacy Guidelines Keller and Heckman LLP
21
Nov
Equal Pay – Do Negotiation Skills Justify Higher Pay? Greenberg Traurig, LLP
14
Nov
Island Nations Ask UN Tribunal to Spell Out Large Countries’ Obligations to Protect Oceans Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
7
Nov
11th Amendment to the German Competition Act (GWB): New Powers of Interention for the Bundeskartellamt Creating New Challenges for Companies K&L Gates
31
Oct
Two Significant AI Announcements: Spooky for AI Developers? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Oct
Draft Growth Opportunities Act: 6 Percent Special Depreciation for New Residential Construction Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Oct
Court Rules Taxpayer Can Offset Foreign Tax Credits With NIIT Liability Under Tax Treaty McDermott Will & Emery
20
Oct
Decision of the German Court Causes Waves For Investors but is Welcomed by Creditors of Insolvent Companies Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Oct
ECHA Publishes Proposal to Restrict More Than 10,000 PFAS under REACH Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
17
Oct
Default Wages: Just a Blunt Sword in the Dismissal Protection Process? McDermott Will & Emery
17
Oct
ELTIF 2.0 – An Alternative to Open-Ended Real Estate Mutual Funds? McDermott Will & Emery
21
Sep
Germany Leads The Way With Proposed Legislation Regulating Crypto-Assets Safekeeping That Will Provide Insolvency Protection Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Sep
Global Regulatory Update for September 2023 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
Aug
Germany’s New Whistleblower Protection Act: What Employers Need to Know Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Jul
German Whistleblower Protection Act Enters Into Force K&L Gates
17
Jul
CFIUS Clearance: Merck KGaA and Versum Materials, Inc. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jul
Obligations Under Data Prrotection Laws and Possible Stumbling Blocks When it Comes to Whistleblowing Datenschutzrechtliche Pflichten & mögliche Stolperfallen beim Whistleblowing McDermott Will & Emery
13
Jul
The BR Privacy & Security Download: July 2023 Blank Rome LLP
6
Jul
ESG, Homeoffice und Immobilien – BaFin veröffentlicht 7. MaRisk-Novelle McDermott Will & Emery
23
May
Is G7 Support for ISSB Climate Reporting Standards a Sign That Scope 3 Emission Disclosures Will Soon Be Required in U.S.? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
23
May
Global Office Asset Trends: A Look at 2023 and Beyond K&L Gates
21
May
Whistleblower Protection Act Update – Resolution of The German Federal Council (bundesrat) Mintz
19
May
Competition and Employment – a Marriage that does not Allow for a Prenup … Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
 

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