Current legal situation in the COVID-19 pandemic

Mainz, March 30, 2020 – On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Bundestag unanimously adopted a bill to mitigate the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in civil, bankruptcy and criminal procedure law (19/18110). This results in various legal changes in different areas for certain time periods. Here are a few key […]

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The new Trade Secret Law (Geschäftsgeheimnisgesetz)

Mainz, March 24, 2019 – Last Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Bundestag adopted the draft of a Trade Secret Law (GeschGehG) introduced by the Federal Government. This implements the relevant Directive (EU) 2016/943 (“Know-how Directive”) and establishes its own basic law, which aims to provide appropriate protection against unlawful acquisition, […]

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Company pages on Facebook & data protection law

Mainz, February 22nd, 2019 – What is to be considered from the point of view of data protection law, if my company operates a Facebook page? We give you a brief overview of the state of affairs below. 1. The ECJ judgment Following a request from the Federal Administrative Court, […]

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Reiter Partnerschaft is growing

Mainz, 9 January 2019 – The Mainz law firm for tax and legal advice Reiter Partnerschaft mbB is gaining another partner, thus continuing its own growth path step by step. Since 1 January 2019, Jacob Senftinger has joined as an additional lawyer. The 34-year-old Senftinger already brings with him seven […]

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Inheritance Tax Act-Reform

The German legislator concluded a reform of the German Inheritance Tax Act. This Reform aims at specific relief provisions for business assets. The new version of the Inheritance Tax Act will be in force from 1 July 2016 onwards. For further details please contact us.

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Brexit – Tax implications

Britain votes to leave – The Brexit will impact cross border business between EU countries and the UK. Many German tax rules in the cross-border context include specific exceptions or benefits for business relationships within the EU or the EEA. These rules are based on the EU freedoms such as […]

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Draft circular on apportionment of profits

The German Federal Ministry of Finance published on 18 March 2016 a draft cirular on the distribution and apportionment of profits between a head office and a permanent establishment. This draft circular explains in detail (152 pages) with many examples how profits shall be allocated between e.g. a foreign head office […]

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