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An ever-closer jurisdiction? Cross-border consumer participation in EU class actions

With Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (“the Representative Actions...


COVID-19 Report for Life Sciences and Health Care Companies

The COVID-19 Report is a compilation of coronavirus news, analysis, and insights from around the world to help life sciences and health care companies stay current in this challenging time....


New German Legal Tech Act

On Friday, 1 October 2021, the German Act to Promote Consumer-Oriented Offers in the Legal Services Market [Gesetz zur Förderung verbrauchergerechter Angebote im...


The reform of the German Real Estate Transfer Tax Act (“RETTA”) in a nutshell

On 1 July 2021, the “Act Amending the German Real Estate Transfer Tax Act” came into force. The legislative reform was previously the subject of public debate for several years...


German Federal Cabinet adopts strategy for cybersecurity 2021

On 8 September 2021, the Federal Cabinet adopted the new strategy for cybersecurity 2021 presented by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (Bundesministerium des...


Enforcement of Emergency Awards – India takes a leap

On 6 August 2021, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that awards of emergency arbitrators in India-seated arbitration would be enforceable in India. This has attracted international attention...


The seeds are planted… European Commission outlines its view on antitrust and the “Green Deal”

“Green competition law”, one of the most important topics in contemporary competition policy, is starting to take more shape in the EU.


Corona: In the North nothing new – Higher Regional Court of Schleswig to rent default of hotel operator

Consequences for the hotel industryArticle 240 Section 2 of the Introductory Act to the German Civil Code (EGBGB), which was introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, neither ...


CRO Engagement: A compliance checklist to identify red flags and prevent bribery compliance risks

The engagement of Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) by pharmaceutical and medical device companies to manage some or all of their clinical trial-related duties and functions is...

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