Corporate law news

Virtual General Meetings: Corporate Law

Permanent regulations on virtual general meetings passed On 27 April 2022, the Federal Cabinet adopted the draft law submitted by the BMJ on the introduction of virtual general meetings of public limited companies and amendments to other regulations. As a result of the measures to contain the COVID 19 pandemic, the legislator has created the…
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6. May 2022 0

Corporate Law in Germany – History Check 

Corporate Law in Germany – History Check When the business law degree program was introduced at some universities of applied sciences in Germany in 1993, it was a novelty. Until then, there had been no explicit linking of economics content with legal issues. While students of classical law degree programmes complete a legal preparatory service…
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12. April 2022 0

EU directive on executive positions adopted

Gender equality: EU directive on executive positions adopted Women are still under-represented in the top echelons of private companies. With binding standards, they are to participate equally in economic life in all EU member states. This is what the EU directive on a more balanced representation of women and men in management positions stands for.…
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24. March 2022 0

Starting a business in Germany and Europe

The choice of a certain path to self-employment depends on various factors: Do you have a good business idea that you want to realize? Do you have the opportunity to continue running a functioning company? Do you want to limit your entrepreneurial risks? Do you have the chance to start as part of a good…
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8. March 2022 0

All you need to know: commercial law in a nutshell

Commercial Law – All you need to know Commercial law regulates the interaction of legal subjects and legal objects in the economy by means of regulations. In particular, it serves to protect and maintain the functionality of the economy. The relevant legal bases in commercial law include, in particular, international law, European law, national constitutional…
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27. January 2022 0

Shares loss of value: compensation for damages

Shares loss of value (LG München I v. 21.10.2021 – 5 HK O 1687/19) What happens if the value of individual shares loses of value? What can an individual shareholder claim? Can we talk about “compensation” for individual shareholders due to loss of value caused by an event damaging the company? This problem has already been…
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11. November 2021 0

Pick the right structure for your business in Germany

Pick the right structure for your business in Germany If you want to start or develop your business, you have the choice between different legal forms. Depending on the conditions under which you are starting and the goal of your company, you have various options for choosing a legal form in Germany. Let´s learn a…
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27. September 2021 0

Restitution Claim: can I introduce a new cause of action

No introduction of a new cause of action with the restitution claim BGH v. 3.8.2021 – II ZR 283/19 It is inadmissible to introduce a new cause of action with the restitution claim. The assertion of a claim of the company against a corporate debtor as a third party by a shareholder is based on…
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7. September 2021 0

Value Added Taxes – No Say No Pay

Value Added Taxes – No Say No Pay?   Karlsruhe Regional Court (Ref. 14 0 31/20 KfH) Has it already happened to you that the costs estimated from the seller is much less than the actual final price?  Stop wrapping your head around it and seek for legal help! The Case Mr. Falkenbach becomes clear information…
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12. November 2020 0

Life Insurance Laws

Going home from work is not automatically covered by life insurance Federal Social Court of Kassel (Case B 2 U 9/19 R) Sometimes life does not go as planned. The case we are reviewing with you today is unfortunately concerning the tragic car accident of Hannes Hanke. The Case:  Mr. Hanke used to work as…
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6. November 2020 0