• LexBlog Germany

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LexBlog
Publication date:
2019-10-07

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  • German Federal Government Passed a Draft Law Amending Germany’s Information Technology Laws

    On December 16, 2020, the German Federal Government passed a draft law that substantially amends some of Germany’s information technology laws (“IT laws”). These amendments aim to adapt the current legal framework to the increasing digitalization of products and services, the proliferation of IoT products, and the appearance of new cybersecurity threats. The draft law...

  • German Federal Government Passed a Draft Law Amending Germany’s Information Technology Laws

    On December 16, 2020, the German Federal Government passed a draft law that substantially amends some of Germany’s information technology laws (“IT laws”). These amendments aim to adapt the current legal framework to the increasing digitalization of products and services, the proliferation of IoT products, and the appearance of new cybersecurity threats. The draft law...

  • 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. This week’s updates include changes in Germany, Japan, Spain and Italy. Click here to see our updated guide.

  • Germany Implements New Insolvency Laws and Restructuring Tools

    After its publication in the German Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger) on 29 December 2020, the Law for the Further Development of the Restructuring and Insolvency Laws (SanInsFoG) came into force in Germany on 1 January 2021. The major part of this new law, the Law on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Enterprises (StaRUG), introduces a...

  • Summary of temporary transitional measures for EU27 Member States – further update

    Germany: As previously reported the German regulator (BaFin) has published its reaction to the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The German regulator states that the provisions of the TCA will apply to financial services only to a limited extent and repeats that the UK service providers will no longer be able to use the European passports...

  • AIDA Cruise Ships Under Cyber Attack – Are Costa Ships Also Affected?

    AIDA cruise ships, including the AIDAmar and the AIDAperla, are suffering what has been described as an “immense” IT problem, according to a German newspaper  published today. Bild reports that the AIDA cruise line’s operations in its home port of Rostock, Germany have been affected by the failure of the company’s land based and shipboard...

  • 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. This week’s updates include changes in Germany, UK, Japan, Slovakia and Italy. Click here to see our updated guide.

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

    Our latest updated guide setting out the financial support measures available to businesses across Europe and the Middle East is now available here. This updated guide includes includes changes from Germany, UK, Italy and the EU.

  • Blockchain Week in Review: Week of December 18, 2020

    Weekly Focus: CFTC Releases Digital Asset Primer Coinbase Submits Form S-1 to the Securities and Exchange Commission CME Announces Ethereum Futures Product Launch in February 2021 Paxos Conducts $142 Million Series C Raise FinCEN Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with New Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Digital Asset Transactions Figure Applies for OCC Charter Compound...

  • Germany reports 400 outbreaks in 2019

    Germany recorded more than 400 foodborne outbreaks in 2019 with almost 2,000 illnesses and five deaths, according to recently released statistics. In 2019, there were 402 foodborne disease outbreaks  reported to the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) or the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). At least 1,970 illnesses, 385 hospitalizations and five deaths were...

Featured documents

  • New European Public Perception Survey

    A recent European survey of 375 lay people and 46 nanotechnology experts founds that lay people in Germany and Switzerland perceive nanotechnology poses a greater risk than experts believe.  The authors conclude  from the survey “experts might not be inclined to initiate the risk assessments that...

  • Germany Tries to Change D + O Behavior With Limits on D + O Insurance

    The D + O Diary, a blog on D + O liability, includes this post about a new German law that seeks to change behavior of corporate officers and directors by imposing 10% of a loss on the individual officers subject to an annual cap. Here’s the gist of the law as described by the......

  • How Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Ability To Work

    I have previously written about the research conducted by Sir Graham Teasdale. Dr. Teasdale and his colleagues followed a large group of patients who had sustained severe, moderate and mild traumatic brain injuries and measured the effect of those injuries on the individual's ability to work. Dr....

  • Over 400 Sickened and 1 Death caused by enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in Germany – it should sound deadly familiar

    According to a variety of German press reports, German health officials have confirmed over 400 cases of E. coli – enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) (as of yet the serotype is unnamed). “Since the source of the infections hasn’t yet been discovered, that means we also can’t put a stop to it –...

  • German E. coli Outbreak Joins Cruel List

    With 1,000 sickened, 300 with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and nine deaths, the ongoing E. coli outbreak in Germany (and several other European Countries) will be quickly joining the list of the most severe outbreaks in history. Here is the list since I began litigating E. coli cases in 1993 as of...

  • Salad Link – German E. coli Outbreak Touches U.S. – Three with HUS

    Mike Stobbe, AP medical writer, wrote following a news conference by USDA, FDA and CDC officials, that four people in the U.S. might be linked to the food poisoning outbreak in Europe. All four were in northern Germany in May and officials are confident that they were infected with E. coli in that...

  • Germany E. coli Death Toll Rises

    “It is the sprouts.” As the death toll in Germany pushed to 31, the county’s national disease-control center Friday said a new case-control study indicates that locally grown sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony touched off the massive E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly 3,000....

  • If you do not think the German E. coli O104:H4 outbreak could happen here, you are smoking sprouts

    Organic bean sprouts from the Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel farm near Uelzen, Germany, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Hamburg (seems pretty local) have been link to the 39 Dead, 826 with HUS and 3,406 Ill in what has become the second largest, but mostly deadly, E. coli outbreak in history....

  • Death in Arizona May Be Linked to German E. coli

    It has been reported that the recent death of a 65 year old resident of Arizona may be linked to the outbreak of E. coli O104:H4 in Germany, and throughout Europe.  The outbreak, now being linked to bean sprouts, has been associated with as many as 44 deaths, and 3,798 total cases.  A stunning 865...

  • ECDC Concerned by Asymptomatic E. coli O104:H4 Cases

    According to a report today by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) and a risk assessment statement issued by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), health officials in Germany are now investigating a cluster of E. coli...