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Higher Regional Court of Cologne Holds Operation of “Smartlaw” Contract Generator Does Not Violate German Legal Services Act – Care Should Be Taken When Presenting and Advertising LegalTech Offers
In the matter “Smartlaw”, the appeal has just been decided.…

The “Steward-owned Company” – From Idea to Draft Bill
In mid-June 2020, an academic working group presented a…

Restructuring Post-coronavirus under Pre-coronavirus Conditions?

Today, in its decision the German Federal Court of Justice confirmed in summary proceedings that the extensive collection and use of data by Facebook across multiple services could constitute an abuse of a dominant market position (case no. KVR 69/19)

Subsidiarity of party examination according to Section 448 of the German Code of Civil Procedure
The decision of the Federal Court of Justice of 12 December…

Update on the EEG levy: Federal Government's economic stimulus package and simplification of application procedure to make use of the special equalisation scheme
On 3 June 2020, the coalition committee of the German…

Overcoming the crisis in the automotive sector: The Bundeskartellamt temporarily tolerates certain forms of cooperation during the restart of production and restructuring
On 9th of June 2020, the Federal Cartel Office…

Short-time work and termination for operational reasons

Act to ensure proper planning and licensing procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: a step towards the digitisation of public administration