LexBlog Germany

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2019-10-07

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  • German Government Proposes to Amend Federal Data Protection Act

    On February 7, 2024, the German Federal Cabinet approved a draft law (“the Draft Law”) amending the Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”).  The Draft Law will now go to the Bundesrat (the legislative body that represents the sixteen Länder (federated states) of Germany at the federal level ) for its opinion and then to the...

  • The Week in Weed: March 29, 2024

    Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see Janet Yellen expressing support for the SAFE Banking Act. Germany legalizes cannabis, but not a retail market. A group of Attorneys General express their views on hemp. And finally, Mike Tyson is...

  • Germany: Collective redundancy notifications

    German Federal Labour Court: The planned change of direction of the Sixth Senate In its decision of December 14, 2023 in case 6 AZR 157/22 (B), the Sixth Senate of the German Federal Labour Court, which is responsible for insolvency matters, announced that it would depart from existing case law pursuant to which a dismissal...

  • The German M&A Market – Q1/2024

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

  • Workplace Harassment in Germany: “We take all allegations regarding harassment seriously” – but what are the consequences?

    In the third of our short series “Workplace Harassment in Germany”, Laura Sparschuh takes a look at some recent court rulings regarding harassment. Awareness of workplace harassment as an issue in Germany has significantly increased over the past couple of years. In many cases of sexual harassment in particular, employers keen to be seen to...

  • Scientists assess the safety of plant-based meat products

    Researchers in Germany have provided an initial evaluation into the microbial quality of plant-based “meat.” The microbiological status of 10 raw plant-based ground meat products was assessed. Items produced by different companies made from soy, pea, oats, or wheat were obtained in 2021 from Kiel, northern Germany stores. Total bacterial counts at the end of...

  • Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Cunova GmbH (Germany) and KME America Marine Tube & Fitting LLC (U.S.)

    Status: Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer: Cunova GmbH (Germany); KME Group SpA (Italy); SDCL EDGE Acquisition Corporation (Cayman Islands) Acquired: KME America Marine Tube & Fitting LLC (U.S.) Value: $736 million Industry Tags: Specialty Metals; Metals; Aerospace         On February 20, 2024, cunova GmbH, a German based “manufacturer of high-end specialty copper alloy products,” and SDCL EDGE Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:...

  • The Week in Weed: February 23, 2024

    Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have an update on the New York licensing situation. We travel abroad to check in on Germany and Ukraine. We note that medical marijuana legalization is not happening this year in Wisconsin. And...

  • Germany on path to legalization after vote by key house of its parliment

    As reported in this new CNN piece, “Germany’s lower house of parliament voted to legalize cannabis for limited recreational use on Friday despite warnings from the opposition and medical authorities.” Here is more: The new rules mean adults can possess small amounts for personal use but the drug remains banned…

  • Global Regulation Tomorrow Plus: EMEA regulatory insights series – Germany

    In our EMEA regulatory insights series colleagues from our EMEA offices provide an update on some of the key regulatory issues they are seeing in their local market. In this latest episode Michael Born from our Frankfurt office discusses recent German regulatory developments including the Financial Market Digitisation Act, the Credit Secondary Market Promotion Act,...

Featured documents

  • C2C this week: International Employment Law

    Global business has raised the importance of employment law on an international level. This week on the legal-affairs podcast Coast to Coast, my cohost J. Craig Williams and I discuss this topic with a global array of guests from the U.S., the U.K., Germany and France. Our guests are Nicholas...

  • Holocaust-Era Art Restitution Revisited

    “Germany Rejects Call for End to Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art” raises the issue of Holocaust-era art restitution.  The upcoming “Holocaust Era Assets Conference” in Prague on June 26-30 2009, will of course also deal with the very same thing.  New York’s Museum of Modern Art meanwhile, filed a...

  • Best in Law Blogs : LexBlog Nework : September 1, 2010

    Following up on yesterday’s story regarding Germany restricting the use of Facebook for recruiting purposes, Dan Schwartz today examines another article highlighting the risks in using social media sites for hiring. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 127. Low Income Health Insurance On The...

  • Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Takes 3 Lives and Sickens More Than 400 in Germany

    According to German health officials, a virulent strain of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria has taken the lives of three women and sickened more than 400 individuals. Authorities from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a German public health institution responsible for disease control and...

  • What’s up with Cucumbers? E. coli and Salmonella?

    In the last month a total of 276 Hemolytic Uremic syndrome (HUS) cases had been confirmed in Germany. Over 600 people (mostly women) have been sickened with five deaths. E. coli O104:H4 illnesses have also been reported in Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. German...

  • E. coli Outbreak Strain May Be New, Or Just Rare

    “New SuperToxic Strain,” shouts the headline from Britain’s Sky News. “Germany Wrestles with Deadly E. Coli,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “A Warning for Americans,” lectures Fox News. Some two weeks after the onset of Germany’s E. coli outbreak, the world media have begun to take notice. Editors ...

  • Michigan and Wisconsin E. coli Victims

    Michigan and Wisconsion residents who recently returned from northern Germany is among four people in the U.S. apparently sickened by a severe E. coli outbreak that has killed 22 people in Europe, state health officiasl said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that ...

  • Local Organic Sprouts Cause of German E. coli O104:H4 Outbreak

    AP reports a few moments ago that German organic vegetable sprouts have been linked epidemiologically to the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak that has killed 30 people and sickened nearly 3,000 – nearly 750 with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s...

  • Scientists Shed Light on Germany's Deadly Pathogen

    As the devastating outbreak of E. coli began unfolding in Germany, there was an urgent need to learn more about the unusual pathogen that was making hundreds of people sick. So data from the genome sequencing of the rare E. coli serotype O104 were instantly released via the Internet to researchers...

  • As Germany Outbreak Ebbs, Questions Linger

    After eight weeks, more than 3,700 illnesses and 40 deaths, Germany’s E. coli outbreak is finally waning, but health officials and scientists around the world remain fixed on followup investigations and analysis, anxious to answer some of the crucial questions raised by Europe’s worst  epidemic of...

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