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  • BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

    BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

    Published: 25 Apr 2017

    Employers ought to tread carefully when it comes to terminating an employment relationship during the probationary period, as a reduced notice period for dismissal only applies if the employment contract has been clearly drafted. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte explains: If employer and employee conclude an employment contract, they typically also agree to a probationary period. Should this period...

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  • Equity Issues 24.04.17 - FCA Mission 2017

    Equity Issues 24.04.17 - FCA Mission 2017

    Published: 24 Apr 2017

    Welcome to EQUITY ISSUES, a short note on a relevant issue in the private equity and venture capital industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ EQUITY ISSUES FCA Mission 2017 The...

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  • The Federal Court Makes it Clear that the Commercial Circumvention of TPMs will not be Accepted

    The Federal Court Makes it Clear that the Commercial Circumvention of TPMs will not be Accepted

    Published: 24 Apr 2017

    A recent decision of the Federal Court has enforced technical protection measures under the Copyright Act. This is the first decision to do so. Background Both the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty as well as Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement provide that the contracting parties must provide adequate legal protection and effective remedies against the circumv...

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  • BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

    BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

    Published: 21 Apr 2017

    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, 2017 (Az.: 2 AZR 551/16). The BAG held that if the courts grant the works council’s formal request vis-à-vis the employer to dismiss an employee, this fulfils the requirement for there to be an u...

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  • Legal Shorts 21.04.17 including MiFID II: European Parliament concerns about SIs and EMIR: ESMA opinion on portfolio margining

    Legal Shorts 21.04.17 including MiFID II: European Parliament concerns about SIs and EMIR: ESMA opinion on portfolio margining

    Published: 21 Apr 2017

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.  Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ MiFID II: European Parliament concern...

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  • Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

    Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

    Published: 19 Apr 2017

    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 submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity. Since the rules for voluntary disclosure in relation to tax evasion were tightened in 2016, there has been a clear drop in the number of tax dodgers...

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  • Data Protection Compliance - Turkey

    Data Protection Compliance - Turkey

    Published: 18 Apr 2017

    Data Protection Compliance in Turkey. Visit the link to watch the short video to understand what actions you need to take. https://www.iptech-legal.com/single-post/2017/04/14/Data-Protection-Compliance---Turkey

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  • ITALY - TRANSFER PRICING AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

    ITALY - TRANSFER PRICING AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

    Published: 14 Apr 2017

    Ruling no 258 of 2 February 2016 by division 11 of the Emilia Romagna tax court of second instance bodes well for taxpayers for what concerns disputes on transfer pricing: "It is the tax authority's responsibility to prove the soundness of its transfer pricing changes. Should this proof not have been provided by the tax agency, the tax bill issued is invalid and must be annulled". Firstl...

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