21.09.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Spouses ought to be afforded financial security in the event of their partner’s death. Many married couples want this to happen and therefore prepare a joint will, also referred to as a “Berliner ... mehr
13.09.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Ignorance does not spare anyone from punishment. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Celle [Higher Regional Court of Celle] confirmed that this holds true for managing directors who are merely a front, ruling... mehr
14.08.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
A voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion needs to be tailored to the exact circumstances of a given case. Only then can voluntary declaration actually lead to immunity.
A lot of ta... mehr
10.08.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If an employee acquires a major stake in a rival firm, his employer can issue him with a notice of dismissal with immediate effect.
If it has good cause for doing so, an employer can terminate an emp... mehr
07.08.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If a registered trademark is infringed, it is possible to take action against this. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte is experienced in enforcing and fending off claims arising from trademark violations.
03.08.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The European Commission has imposed a fine totalling 2.42 billion euros on the internet giant Google for violating antitrust law.
The European Commission came to the conclusion that the internet comp... mehr
01.08.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Flexible working hours are commonplace in many companies today. Notwithstanding this, employees must perform the work they owe to their employer pursuant to their employment contract, otherwise they m... mehr
27.07.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
According to a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt [Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt] from July 21, 2016, dentists offering tooth cleaning or bleaching services at a fixed flat rate are ... mehr
11.07.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Company managers bear a high level of not only responsibility but also risk. Various measures can be taken to reduce the risk of directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability.
When a crisis or insolve... mehr
30.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Antitrust law is not something that merely concerns large corporations. It also affects small and medium-sized businesses. Violations of antitrust law can be met with severe penalties.
In March, the ... mehr
14.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Whether a managing director is obliged to make social security contributions depends on various factors. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has carried out an assessment of the obligation to make social securi... mehr
13.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
One cannot compare apples and pears, at least not according to the equivalent German expression for comparing apples and oranges. However, as demonstrated by a decision of the European Union Intellect... mehr
12.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
There are clear rules in Germany determining who will inherit. In the absence of a will or contract of inheritance, the rules of intestate succession apply. In that case, the first to inherit are the ... mehr
08.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If something is promoted as being free, then it should in fact be free. Otherwise, this kind of advertising might be misleading and violate competition law, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Oberland... mehr
07.06.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The demographic trend poses a serious challenge to medium-sized businesses, particularly in relation to the unavoidable issue of making arrangements for business succession.
A study from the year 201... mehr
29.05.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its judgment of Septembe... mehr
29.05.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the... mehr
19.05.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only w... mehr
11.05.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred.
09.05.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Testators need to define their heirs with sufficient clarity in wills, because the will might otherwise be invalid. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of ... mehr
21.04.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
It is possible for a works council to push through the dismissal of an employee, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, from March 28, ... mehr
19.04.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to su... mehr
13.04.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Post-contractual prohibitions on competition that do not provide for compensation for this period, i.e. a waiting allowance, are null and void. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), ... mehr
12.04.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Health claims in relation to mineral water need to be consistent with the Health Claims Regulation. This was confirmed by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its ruling ... mehr
31.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Employees have duties to cooperate. These can also cover examinations by company doctors. If these duties are breached, there is then the prospect of dismissal without notice.
GRP Rainer Lawyers and ... mehr
30.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Not every instance of disabled employees being treated differently constitutes illegal discrimination, as demonstrated by a ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, ... mehr
27.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Employers that wish to issue an employee with exceptional notice of dismissal need to be able to cite good cause for this action. Otherwise, the notice of dismissal is generally ineffective.
GRP Rain... mehr
23.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Manufacturers are allowed to make non-binding price recommendation, but they cannot issue merchants with price specifications. Otherwise, they are in breach of antitrust law.
GRP Rainer Lawyers and T... mehr
16.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
GmbH shareholders can be represented by a proxy at the general meeting of the shareholders. In addition, it may be permissible according to a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Dresden [Higher Regi... mehr
10.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, has ruled that an ordinary notice of dismissal was effective despite a lack of information regarding when the employment relationship ... mehr
08.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Even if the financial loss suffered due to an employee’s breach of duty is minor, the resulting breach of trust can justify exceptional notice of dismissal.
GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in C... mehr
06.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
A ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, shows that if an employee is at fault for not being able to carry out his work as prescribed in the employment contract, h... mehr
02.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If something is advertised as exclusive then it ought to remain exclusive. A ruling of the Landgericht (LG) Hamburg [Regional Court of Hamburg] demonstrates that a lack of touted exclusivity can rende... mehr
01.03.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
A ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt [Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt] shows that difficulties can arise if there is a desire at a later date to change the name of a company which was ... mehr
24.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
In cases of doubt, it is the notarized agreement that counts and not a draft contract whose content deviates from the former. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal S... mehr
23.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
It is common for disputes to arise under employment law concerning compensation in lieu of holiday entitlements. According to German law, holidays that have not been taken expire at the end of the ref... mehr
14.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
It is possible for the removal of a company from the commercial register to be instigated by the competent authorities due to a lack of assets. Those who wish to oppose such a move should act immediat... mehr
10.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The managing director of a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), a type of private limited company in Germany, may be faced with liability claims if he breaches his obligations. That being sa... mehr
08.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
It was a long time coming before the reforms to inheritance tax became finalized. The legislation has since come into force with retrospective effect as of July 1, 2016. The reforms have ramifications... mehr
07.02.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Even in the case of fixed-term employment contracts concluded pursuant to a court settlement, employers need to ensure that the fixed term is effective. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgerich... mehr
31.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Fraud relating to one’s working hours may constitute good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal. Having said that, a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Hamm [Regional Labour Court o... mehr
26.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The Deutscher Fußballbund (DFB) [German Football Association] continues to attract the attention of the Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office. This is due to the practice of linking the... mehr
25.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Advertising featuring a guarantee can be misleading if the guarantee promise is linked to conditions that are not clearly visible to consumers. That was the verdict of the Landgericht (LG) Frankfurt [... mehr
24.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If a GmbH decides to set up a supervisory board at a later stage, this needs to be certified by a notary and entered into the commercial register even if there is an opening clause.
GRP Rainer Lawyer... mehr
20.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
Parties that have suffered loss as a result of the truck cartel are entitled to compensation. The law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has the requisite experience in enforcing these kinds of claims.
18.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
The Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, has strengthened the rights of buyers and consumers in two recent rulings in the event of defects occurring in the object of sale (Az... mehr
10.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
A notice of dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment terminates the employment relationship as constituted based on the conditions in place up until that point in time. At the sa... mehr
06.01.17 - GRP Rainer LLP
If the works council no longer indicates a willingness to continue negotiations to prevent collective redundancies, the employer can consider the consultation process pursuant to sec 17(2) of the Kün... mehr