• LexBlog Germany

Publisher:
LexBlog
Publication date:
2019-10-07

Latest documents

  • Updated: Guide To Financial Support Measures Across Europe And The Middle East

    We have updated our guide setting out the financial support measures available to companies with updates from: Germany UAE Italy Saudi Arabia Click here to access the updated guide.

  • UPDATED Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws

    Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19. We have updated our guide to introduce a traffic light system to show the current status of these measures and to include further changes to...

  • Germany part of resurgent hepatitis A outbreak

    The resurgence of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries underlines the importance of complete traceback of implicated products during outbreaks, according to researchers. Following outbreaks linked to frozen strawberries in Sweden and Austria in 2018, 65 cases of the same hepatitis A virus (HAV) strain were detected in Germany between October 2018 and January...

  • German DPA Offers Guidance on Post-Schrems II Data Transfers

    The Data Protection Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany has issued FAQs on Schrems II, weighing in on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses. The guidance comes on the heels of FAQs issued recently by Baden-Wuerttemberg’s DPA. Here’s what the Rhineland-Palatinate authority says about EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Privacy Shield The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield can no longer be used...

  • Cleary Gottlieb – M&A-Telegram Germany Q3/2020

    Please click here for the latest edition of the Cleary Gottlieb M&A Telegram for Germany.

  • The First Death Linked to a Ransomware Attack on a Hospital?

    I added the question mark in the post title because those who have written about the story have been careful with their wording. The Verge posted on September 17 that a woman in Germany died during a ransomware attack on the Duesseldorf University Hospital, in what may be the first death directly linked to a...

  • Protecting Data from Autonomous Vehicle Training: Guidance from the Lower Saxony DPA

    The Data Protection Authority of Lower Saxony, Germany, has offered guidance on protecting data collected in the course of autonomous vehicle training. Training recordings may be processing of personal data if the pictures include faces or license plates which are recognizable. In order to effectively train the autonomous vehicle systems you need to collect training...

  • Reflections on COVID-19 – Views From Germany

    In a series of blogs, we will be reflecting on how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected local economies and businesses considering the impact of lockdown, how businesses have fared during the pandemic, whether support from the government has helped protect against business failure, which sectors have been hardest hit by the pandemic and...

  • Corona-Vaccination for Employees in Germany: Who Bears the Costs and is it Mandatory to be Vaccinated?

    Lesen Sie unten auf Deutsch A vaccine against Sars-CoV-2 (the “Corona virus”) will hopefully be available soon. The German labor law requirements regarding a vaccination for employees and a possible obligation to vaccinate are already largely clear. Do employers have to offer the vaccination (free of charge)? Employees cannot require their employer to carry out...

  • New Rules Apply for the Posting of Employees to Germany following changes to the Act on the Posting of Workers (Arbeitnehmer-Entsendegesetz, AEntG)

    The new rules serve to implement Directive (EU) 2018/957 of 28 June 2018 (“Amending Directive”) amending Directive 96/71/EC (“Posted Workers Directive”) concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.  The aim of Directive (EU) 2018/957 is to balance the relationship between the freedom to provide services as protected under EU...

Featured documents

  • Scientists crack down on global impact of food borne pathogens

    Scientists from around the world have met in Germany this week to set research priorities on a broad range of zoonoses — food borne diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans. Scientists from the EU zoonoses network Med-Vet-Net and experts from the American Food Safety Research...

  • Why US Web Site Owners Should Watch Foreign Suits

    Just when you thought it was safe to enter the waters of “thumbnail imagery” in light of the Ninth Circuit decision in Perfect 10 Inc. v. Google Inc., recent court decisions in Germany may give some pause to ISPs, online content providers, and Web site owners that display third-party content. Click ...

  • Second Court of Appeals in Two Weeks Rejects Germany’s Invocation of Sovereign Immunity To Avoid Being Sued in the U.S. over pre-WWII Bonds

    The fascinating story of Germany’s sales of bonds in the 1920s, the subsequent Russian confiscation, and Germany’s post-WWII efforts to stabilize the market for such bonds, is the subject, not of any summer-time suspense novels, but of two recent decisions by the Second and Eleventh Circuits. ...

  • Employment Laws Around the Globe: Germany

    The Squire Sanders webinar series Employment Laws Around the Globe launched on May 18 with the labor laws of Germany. Here is feedback from one of the many attendees: “Thanks soooooo much, Martin and Alexander!  Great call.  Really useful. And worth staying up until 1am in Australia to hear...

  • E. coli in Germany: Who Gets Sued?

    Health authorities in Germany are still trying to trace the source of an outbreak of E. coli 0104 that has sickened hundreds and killed at least three, possibly five.  But it’s not too soon for me to wonder:  Who gets sued in Germany?   Who is held accountable for all that sickness and tragedy?   .....

  • Alarmingly High Numbers of HUS in Europe

    Europe’s E. coli outbreak is being monitored closely by doctors and public health authorities around the world, who are alarmed by the unprecedented number of hemolytic uremic syndrome cases, the acute kidney failure that has hospitalized hundreds in Germany and neighboring countries. In most...

  • E. coli O104:H4 Toll by the Numbers, with or without Sprouts

    Death toll to 22 Sunday — 21 in Germany and one in Sweden. 2,153 people in Germany have been sickened. Ten other European nations and the U.S. have reported a total of 90 other victims.  Total 2,243. 627 people have developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. And, the Spanish are going to sue the Germans...

  • Two Clues in Germany E. coli Puzzle

    German officials Wednesday expressed some optimism that Europe’s E. coli outbreak is finally ebbing. But they also acknowledged two more food poisoning deaths, and warned that more deaths are likely. As of Thursday, the grim toll from the five-week-old crisis included 27 dead and more than 2,800...

  • E. coli Outbreak – 2 year old dies and farmers get $304 million

    Think about it. According to German news, the death toll hit 37 on Tuesday after a 2 year old boy from Celle in northern Germany died from kidney failure caused by the infection. He was the first child to die. Until Tuesday, the youngest victim had been 20. Over at Bloomberg it was announced that......

  • German E. coli Sprout Outbreak touches Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina and possibly a death in Arizona – Death Toll in Europe is now 43

    According to the AP, “health officials say the death of an Arizona resident who recently traveled to Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said the death is under investigation. The Arizona resident had a severe E. ...