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Damage caused by pruning on a neighbouring property can lead to compensation

In disputes between neighbours illegal pruning of plants is punishable by heavy fines. The amount of compensation that can be claimed here will depend […]


The shareholders’ meeting - It is imperative that the heirs are invited

When a shareholder dies many legal issues often arise. This applies to the holding of shareholders’ meetings, especially when it is still unclear as […]


Request for information - A violation of the GDPR would not already constitute a basis for claiming compensation

Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), employees have the right to seek information from their employer as to whether their personal […]


‘No Russia clause’ – Western sanctions and the need for action by companies

On 26.2.2024 and previously on 18.12.2023, EU member states agreed on packages of further sanctions (no. 13 and no.12) against Russia. A particular […]


AI in the workplace - The risks call for guidelines and operational instructions

The chatbot ChatGPT was launched by OpenAI, a US American company, in November 2022. Since then, such so-called large language models (generative […]


Liability of executive bodies - Limits via the allocation of responsibilities

The liability of the executive bodies of corporations is a matter that routinely keeps the courts busy. Where there are several managing directors the […]


Consumer protection - Button for online cancellation must be easily recognisable

Even though it is understandable that companies usually want to hold on to their customers for as long as possible, nevertheless, the principle that […]


Dismissal on the grounds of time fraud is possible even after unlawful data evaluation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies, among other things, how video surveillance has to be run. In particular, it stipulates for […]


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 […]

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