Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (JD Supra Germany)
Konfliktlösung unter dem StaRUG Teil 1: Einführung und Überblick
Befindet sich ein Unternehmen in der Krise, steigt das Konfliktpotenzial. Daran kann auch das neue Unternehmensstabilisierungs- und -restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG) nichts ändern. Im Gegenteil: Es schafft sogar einige neue Situationen, die zu Streit zwischen den unterschiedlichen Stakeholdern führen können. Das StaRUG geht zurück auf die Richtlinie (EU) 2019/1023 des Europäischen...
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice finalizes draft bill on new corporate sanctions regime
In response to the various German corporate scandals of recent times, including in particular the diesel emissions scandal that hit German carmakers, the German ruling political parties - as set forth in their coalition agreement of March 2018 - decided to substantially revamp the sanctions regime for corporations.
April 2019: Recent Trends and Developments in German Litigation
Introduction / overview - Germany has long been known as a premier venue— one of the most important in the world—for patent and other intellectual property litigation. With four offices in Germany, Quinn Emanuel has been a major presence there, assisting U.S. and international clients in a variety of German litigation matters, including, in particular, IP cases in which the firm has a leading...
Germany introduces a corporate criminal liability regime – Draft bill coming soon
I. Background - To date, Germany – in contrast to the U.S. and many European jurisdictions – has not introduced a genuine corporate criminal liability regime, meaning that corporations cannot be held criminally liable. Under the law in force, corporations can only be fined up to EUR 10 million for misconduct of managerial staff or deficiencies of the compliance function. In addition,...
May 2013: Germany Litigation Update - Recent Developments in Determining Patentability of Claimed Software Inventions in Germany
In recent years, the German Federal Court—the appellate court for nullity (invalidity) proceedings in Germany —has begun addressing the scope of patentable subject matter for software patents claiming graphical user interface (“GUI”) related inventions. Given the high stakes involved in the recent smart phone patent wars, the threshold issue of patentable inventiveness for software patents could...