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- Bavarian DPA finds data transfers to US-based email marketing platform unlawful
The Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently ruled that a German publisher should cease using a US-based email marketing platform to send newsletters to its subscribers. The Bavarian DPA found that transfers of email addresses of EU subscribers by the German publisher to the US-based platform to be unlawful. When using the platform, the German publisher relied...
- Germany supports food safety in African countries
Two German agencies are helping to boost food safety and consumer protection in Tunisia. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), both part of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), are lending their expertise to the project. Tunisia adopted a new food...
- Blockchain Week in Review: Week of March 26, 2021
Weekly Focus: Securities Fraud on the Dark Web Using Bitcoin Germany Securities Settlement Bridge South Korea Implements AML Regulations India’s New Crypto Reporting Regulations Bank of Jamaica Announces Central Bank Digital Current Pilot Program US Regulatory Developments Securities Fraud on the Dark Web Using Bitcoin For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
- The Hydrogen Revolution in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges
Martin Borning, local partner in GT’s Germany office, wrote “The Hydrogen Revolution in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges,” published in the European Energy Climate Journal. The article is available via subscription here.
- Greenberg Traurig Advises Technology Company Digital Turbine on Purchase Agreement to Acquire Fyber for $600 Million
Multi-Office Greenberg Traurig team represented NASDAQ-listed Tech Giant Digital Turbine, Inc. on its agreement to acquire Fyber N.V. (Fyber), developer of a monetization platform for software applications, on all aspects of the transaction. Involved in this exciting transaction included the firm’s teams in Germany, Netherlands, Israel and the United States. Greenberg Traurig is one of...
- Cleary Gottlieb M&A Telegram Germany Q1 2021
Please click here for the latest edition of the Cleary Gottlieb M&A Telegram for Germany.
- A new recipe for Cookies – The new German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act
The German Federal Cabinet adopted the Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (Telekommunikation-Telemedien-Datenschutzgesetz – TTDSG, available here) on February 10, 2021. The TTDSG, among other things, provides new rules on cookies and similar technologies (Cookies), introducing only two categories of Cookies: (1) strictly necessary Cookies and (2) consent-based Cookies. The legal basis of legitimate interests...
- Construction arbitration: How to use innovation to increase efficiency
Karl Pörnbacher, head of the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration team in Germany, delivered the keynote speech at Vienna Arbitration Days 2021, which was held remotely on 12 February and focused on innovation and constants within construction arbitration. Read on to discover the key takeaways from Karl’s speech. Constants of construction arbitrations include, notably, their complexity...
- COVID-19 Legislation in Germany
Tenancy agreements are determined by the landlord handing over the rented property to the tenant – and the tenant paying rent for it. If the tenant is in arrears with the equivalent to at least 2 months’ rent, the landlord is entitled to terminate the tenancy (section 543 para. 2 no. 3 of the German...
- German Court Overturns GDPR Fine, Raises Legal Questions About Fines Against Companies
On February 18, 2021, the District Court of Berlin overturned a €14.5 million fine that had been imposed on German real estate company Deutsche Wohnen SE. The Court held that the fine – which was issued by the Berlin Supervisory Authority (“SA”) and had been the second highest fine in Germany so far under the...
- 51% of blog readers visit a business’ site as result of reading blogs
The results are from Germany, but a recent survey provides businesses some eye openers on the use of blogs. The ones I found most relevant for law firms: 58% of the blog readers, read them to find news and information they can’t find otherwise. 54% form their opinions about products/companies on...
- Chancery Imposes Conditions on Stay in Favor of Pending Foreign Actions
Diedenhofen-Lennartz v. Diedenhofen, 2007 WL 2296828 (Del. Ch., Aug. 8, 2007), read opinion here. This case involves a Motion to Dismiss in favor of earlier-filed actions already pending in the courts of Germany, Canada and California, based on the familiar McWane doctrine. [McWane Cast Iron...
- Federal Law Protects Armed Services Members – What Employers Need to Know
The term "blitzkrieg" became a common term on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Thus, commenced the domino effect of nations falling to Germany, and America's official position of "neutrality" coupled with the realization that its military was no match against the...
- Another Alleged Nazi Looted Art Case Dismissed
Orkin v. The Swiss Confederation, et al., 09 Civ. 10013 (S.D.N.Y. 13 Jan. 2011), presented claims in New York federal court by a Canadian citizen against defendants who allegedly bought a van Gogh drawing from a Swiss art collector. The complaint alleged that the plaintiff’s grandmother allegedly...
- E. coli, E. coli Everywhere – Perhaps after Germany, I will head to Japan
In an earlier post today, “Export Bill Marler to Germany,” I spoke about what is a significant increase in large, devastating E. coli outbreaks (non-O157) hitting the world, while we are seeing a generalized decrease in E. coli cases in the United States. Of course, I am quite sure that the reason ...
- Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis Pattern of E. coli O104:H4 in German Outbreak
The current EHEC O104:H4, causing a severe outbreak in Germany (May 2011), is microbiologically characterized as follows (1) (27.5.2011; updated 30.5.2011): Shigatoxin 1: – (negative), Shigatoxin 2 (vtx2a): + (positive), Intimin (eae): – (negative), Enterohemolysin: – (negative) EaggEC Virulence...
- It was a legitimate call by the Hamburg Health authorities to blow the whistle on Spanish cucumbers
I have received a few emails complaining that Spanish cucumbers have been wrongfully maligned by Germany. There has even been a call by the cucumber eating Spanish agricultural minister for compensation to Spain while E. coli victims still struggle in hospitals in a dozen countries, and where at...
- Death Toll 24, 2,425 Sick with 642 with HUS
The death toll from the E. coli outbreak in Europe rose to 24 from 22 on Tuesday, and the number of sick people in Germany increased to 2,325 as a World Health Organization expert warned time is running out on finding the source of the problem. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national disease...
- New Numbers on Sprout E. coli Outbreak – 35 Dead, 3255 Ill, 812 with Kidney Failure
On 10 June, German authorities stated that mounting epidemiological and food-chain evidence indicated that bean and seed sprouts (including fenugreek, mung beans, lentils, adzuki beans and alfalfa) are the vehicle of the outbreak in Germany. Bean-sprout evidence mounting, new recommendations On 10...
- SEC v. Torre — German Discovery Rejected; Many Claims Dismissed Under Morrison
We have previously posted on the Magistrate Judge’s rejection of Fabrice Tourre’s discovery requests concerning Germany in SEC v. Goldman Sachs & Co. and Fabrice Tourre, 10 Civ. 3229 (S.D.N.Y.). In a short order, the District Court has now affirmed the Magistrate Judge’s Report and...