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  • Exceptional notice terminating the employment relationship for good cause

    Exceptional notice terminating the employment relationship for good cause

    Published: 24 Mar 2017

    Employers that wish to issue an employee with exceptional notice of dismissal need to be able to cite good cause for this action. Otherwise, the notice of dismissal is generally ineffective. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: Unlike in the case of ordinary notice of dismissal, exceptional notic...

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  • Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for illegal price fixing

    Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for illegal price fixing

    Published: 23 Mar 2017

    Manufacturers are allowed to make non-binding price recommendation, but they cannot issue merchants with price specifications. Otherwise, they are in breach of antitrust law. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: Manufacturers in various sectors constantly try to issue merchants with price specifi...

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  • Debt recovery in 2017 — facilitations for entrepreneurs

    Debt recovery in 2017 — facilitations for entrepreneurs

    Published: 21 Mar 2017

    A number of provisions may enter into force in 2017 to assist entrepreneurs in debt recovery from defaulting counterparties. Will these changes have real and beneficial impact on the creditors situation? The broadest changes are expected to be found in the government draft bill to amend certain acts to facilitate debt recovery. January 2017 saw it referred to Sejm committees. It includes the cre...

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  • Debt recovery in 2017 — facilitations for entrepreneurs

    Debt recovery in 2017 — facilitations for entrepreneurs

    Published: 21 Mar 2017

    A number of provisions may enter into force in 2017 to assist entrepreneurs in debt recovery from defaulting counterparties. Will these changes have real and beneficial impact on the creditors situation? The broadest changes are expected to be found in the government draft bill to amend certain acts to facilitate debt recovery. January 2017 saw it referred to Sejm committees. It includes the cre...

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  • Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for vertical price-fixing agreements

    Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for vertical price-fixing agreements

    Published: 21 Mar 2017

    The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, has concluded the final proceedings in relation to price fixing in the food industry and, according to its own statements, imposed fines totalling around 18 million euros GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: According to its own statements, t...

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  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Reviewing franchise agreements

    GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Reviewing franchise agreements

    Published: 20 Mar 2017

    The key arrangements between franchisees and franchisors are set out in the franchise agreement. For this reason, both parties ought to closely scrutinize this document. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: Various different fields of law play a role when it comes to franchise law. It is equally ...

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  • Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

    Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

    Published: 20 Mar 2017

    The Cypriot banking system is currently being confronted with the issue of providing foreign loans and in particular Swiss francs to both locals and foreigners to cover their housing requirements. Of principle concern in Cypriot and European Courts are the banking practices used in attracting clients to these financial institutions. It seems that misinformation through the use of various means of ...

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  • Equity Issues 20.03.17 - Shareholder Rights Directive

    Equity Issues 20.03.17 - Shareholder Rights Directive

    Published: 20 Mar 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 Shareholder Rights Dire...

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