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German Whistleblower Protection Act – Reporting channel is required where there are at least 50 employees

On 17.12.2023, the statutory provisions in the Whistleblower Protection Act (Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz, HinSchG), which first came into force on […]


Expansion of the scope of the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains

The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG), which regulates corporate responsibility […]


Shareholders’/Partners’ information and control rights

Minority shareholders/partners, in particular, and/or shareholders/partners not authorised to manage a company frequently have only a limited amount […]


Netflix and Spotify – Price-adjustment clauses are ineffective

In their terms and conditions of use, streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify have granted themselves the right to adjust their prices from […]


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies in the context of employment law

The inclusion of sustainability criteria is becoming increasingly important. Within the scope of a business strategy, a company’s business practices […]


New forms of working – ‘Remote Work’ and the ‘Workation’ (Part II: Important aspects of tax and social security law)

In the last article we defined the concepts behind the new forms of working and discussed the relevant aspects of employment law and data protection […]


New forms of working – ‘Remote Work’ and the ‘Workation’ (Part I)

Advances in technology have made it possible for employees in various professional fields to work remotely – from virtually anywhere in the world – […]


The modernisation of German partnership law – A need to review the GbR and other partnerships

The Act on the Modernisation of Partnership Law (Gesetz zur Modernisierung des Personengesellschaftsrechts, MoPeG) has now been approved by the […]


Is living space illegally repurposed when it is used by holidaymakers?

When rental apartments are rented out via online portals there is a risk that the actual use of the living space will be different to the one that was […]


German Whistleblower Protection Act has entered into force

The ‘Act for better protection of whistleblowers as well as for the transposition of the EU directive on the protection of persons who report breaches […]

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