State press releases - 112 news release online.

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing the grounds for dismissal with immediate effect

Exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect needs to be well prepared if it is to be issued effectively. To this end, it needs to be assessed whether sufficient grounds for dismissal exist.

by Michael Rainer (6 days ago)
M&A transactions: Amendment to the Außenwirtschaftsverordnung means more rigorous auditing

M&A transactions were heading for a record high in Germany last year. German firms were a popular target among foreign investors interested in corporate takeovers.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte - Experience in business succession

A large number of small and medium-sized businesses are going to have to make arrangements for business succession in the near future. There are various possible approaches to organizing succession.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Valuation of commercial agents right to compensation

After a commercial agency agreement has been terminated, the commercial agent is normally entitled to compensation. The assessment of the extent of this right to compensation frequently gives rise to disputes.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Strict test for testamentary capacity if serious delusions suspected

The testator must have testamentary capacity as a prerequisite for a valid will. Chronic delusions can give rise to a lack of testamentary capacity, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt [Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt].

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Insolvency: BGH bolsters creditors" rights

Good news for creditors of an insolvent business partner: In its ruling of June 22, 2017, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, has bolstered their rights when contesting a debtor’s transactions in insolvency proceedings (Az.: IX ZR 111/14).

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Animal shelter effectively designated as heir in will

It is not possible for animals to inherit, but the same does not hold true for animal shelters. That being said, a clearly drafted will needs to be prepared for this to happen.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

A voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion needs to be tailored to the exact circumstances of a given case. Only then can voluntary declaration actually lead to immunity.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

If close relatives of a testator are excluded from inheriting in a will or contract of inheritance, they are still entitled to their share of the statutory compulsory portion.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Dismissal with immediate effect for competing business activity valid

If an employee acquires a major stake in a rival firm, his employer can issue him with a notice of dismissal with immediate effect.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in enforcing claims following trademark violations

If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte is experienced in enforcing and fending off claims arising from trademark violations.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Wills in the case of unmarried couples

The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, has voted in favour of what it is referred to in Germany as “Ehe für alle” (marriage for all), i.e. marriage equality. Spouses are automatically accounted for under the rules of intestate succession. However, this is not the case for unmarried couples. For these couples, the rules of intestate succession do not apply.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
European Commission imposes fine on Google for antitrust violations

The European Commission has imposed a fine totalling 2.42 billion euros on the internet giant Google for violating antitrust law.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Dismissal with immediate effect after constantly working up working hours deficit

Flexible working hours are commonplace in many companies today. Notwithstanding this, employees must perform the work they owe to their employer pursuant to their employment contract, otherwise they may be faced with exceptional notice of dismissal.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Advertising for medicinal products must relate to approved fields of application

Advertising for medicinal products must relate to approved fields of application. Failing this, the advertising may violate competition law as well as Germany’s Heilmittelwerbegesetz (HWG) [Advertising of Medicinal Products Act].

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
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