State press releases - 88 news release online.

Using FCS is like a turbo booster for Forensics

With growing complexities in digital forensics an efficient investigation can become quite a limited assignment. This forensic command suite is not a tool designed to spy on the public. It is supposed to help investigators protect the society against criminal activities. Nevertheless, this tool is only exclusively available to authorities and large enterprises that have a specialized team of forensics experts. It will be available in 20 languages.

by Chris Bartsch (24 days ago)
Tax dodgers under pressure - Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
BAG: Post-contractual prohibition on competition invalid without a waiting allowance

Post-contractual prohibitions on competition that do not provide for compensation for this period, i.e. a waiting allowance, are null and void. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its ruling of March 22, 2017 (Az.: 10 AZR 448/15).

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
BGH: Health claims in relation to mineral water need to comply with the Health Claims Regulation

Health claims in relation to mineral water need to be consistent with the Health Claims Regulation. This was confirmed by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its ruling of January 30, 2017 (Az.: I ZR 257/15).

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Tax evasion: Only voluntary disclosure affords protection from severe penalties

Anyone who has been caught for tax evasion should expect to be faced with severe penalties. Voluntary disclosure is the only way of returning to a state of normal tax affairs and avoiding penalties.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
EU cartel authorities examining possible e-commerce competition violations

The European Union’s cartel authorities are targeting e-commerce more aggressively and are carrying out three investigations looking into whether violations of European competition law have occurred.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience with liability claims against executive bodies

Executive boards, supervisory boards and managing directors are subject to a substantial risk of personal liability. With the help of suitable legal advice and experience, it is possible to reduce this risk.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Edivence in cheap smartphones can lead to wrong convictions

When accused are arrested in some countries it can be based on illegal usage or possession of certain pictures (e.g. pornography) or applications (bylock, eagle). The phones are manufactured in china using recycled phones which still contain illegal data from previous user. The Data is not visible to new owner but to police forensics. This can lead to conviction of an innocent person.

by Chris Bartsch (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing risk of liability and D&O insurance

By taking out a D&O insurance policy, managers are attempting to reduce their risk of private liability. The risks and the scope of the policy ought to be analysed and reviewed in advance.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
LAG Hamm: Dismissal without notice for breaching duties to cooperate effective

Employees have duties to cooperate. These can also cover examinations by company doctors. If these duties are breached, there is then the prospect of dismissal without notice.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
BAG on discrimination under Germany"s General Equal Treatment Act

Not every instance of disabled employees being treated differently constitutes illegal discrimination, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, from January 26, 2017 (Az.: 8 AZR 736/15).

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
OLG Hamm: Penalty for unlawful advertising via email

Advertising is subject to restrictions, and anyone who oversteps these may be faced with severe penalties. This also applies to unlawful advertising via email, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm].

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Truck cartel: First damages claims to prescribe could do so as early as 2017

Those affected by the truck cartel are entitled to claim damages, but the limitation periods need to be observed. The first claims to become time-barred could do so as early as January of 2017.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Exceptional notice terminating the employment relationship for good cause

Employers that wish to issue an employee with exceptional notice of dismissal need to be able to cite good cause for this action. Otherwise, the notice of dismissal is generally ineffective.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for illegal price fixing

Manufacturers are allowed to make non-binding price recommendation, but they cannot issue merchants with price specifications. Otherwise, they are in breach of antitrust law.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
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