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Real estate funds – Impact of COVID-19

Real estate funds – Impact of COVID-19

Published: 08 Jul 2020

A lot of real estate funds were hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis. Today, many investors are faced with the question of how stable their holdings in real estate funds are given the crisis surrounding the coronavirus. Real estate and real estate funds are considered by many investors to be a safe investment. Yet even this supposedly safe bet cannot weather crises unscathed. We at the commercial...

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Commercial Agency Law: COVID-19, Commission & Contract Design

Commercial Agency Law: COVID-19, Commission & Contract Design

Published: 08 Jul 2020

The coronavirus crisis marks the beginning of difficult times for many commercial agents. It also raises a number of legal issues in connection with commission payments, claims for compensatory adjustment, etc. Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, commercial agents can still maintain contact with their clients via telephone, email, etc. Personal contact in the form of one-to-one meetin...

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Marc Klaas at MTR Rechtsanwälte ranked among “Best M&A Lawyers”

Marc Klaas at MTR Rechtsanwälte ranked among “Best M&A Lawyers”

Published: 08 Jul 2020

The German business newspaper Handelsblatt has published its list of “Germany’s best lawyers in 2020,” featuring Marc Klaas at MTR Rechtsanwälte in the category “mergers and acquisitions.” Each year, Handelsblatt identifies the best lawyers in various legal fields in collaboration with the U.S. publisher Best Lawyers. This distinction is one that lawyers particularly prize, as it shows that t...

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Cyprus Adopts New Rules on Interest Deduction for Corporate Entities

Cyprus Adopts New Rules on Interest Deduction for Corporate Entities

Published: 07 Jul 2020

Earlier this month, on 5 June 2020, Cyprus’s House of Representatives passed a bill amending Section 9B of the Income Tax Law. The provision relates to the application of the so-called Notional Interest Deduction (NID) to corporate entities. NID in Brief The following corporate entities can claim NID on equity capital introduced into their business on or after 1 January 2015: Cyprus tax-resident ...

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Craig Cockburn - Award winning Agile Coach - International speaking engagements on strategy

Craig Cockburn - Award winning Agile Coach - International speaking engagements on strategy

Published: 07 Jul 2020

Craig Cockburn, winner of the Global Advisory Experts "Enterprise Agile Coach of the Year in the United Kingdom – 2020" is pleased to announce the following list of speaking engagements across 2 major UK conferences, Germany and the US. Topics include: How to form and visualise agile strategy, a novel practice to get better strategy to deal with a VUCA world (presented at Agile Tour Lon...

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4 Reasons Why Canada Self-employed Visa Is So Attractive

4 Reasons Why Canada Self-employed Visa Is So Attractive

Published: 06 Jul 2020

Canada is one of the most favourite choice of immigration destination countries for Hongkongers based upon their family links and high quality of life and children education. A few of the Canadian cities including Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary have been ranked among theTop 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World 2020 Report. Canada Immigration and Citizenship There are about 80 different visa types...

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Family Law: Benefits of a Prenup

Family Law: Benefits of a Prenup

Published: 02 Jul 2020

A prenuptial agreement may not be romantic, but it does afford protection to spouses and allow all the major issues – including, of course, financial matters – to be clarified when times are good. We at the law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte admit that when couples are planning to tie the knot, separation is unlikely to be at the forefront of their minds. A prenuptial agreement is perceived by many b...

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Cyprus Successfully Implements EU Regulation on Electronic Signatures

Cyprus Successfully Implements EU Regulation on Electronic Signatures

Published: 01 Jul 2020

On 13 June 2018, Cyprus adopted Law 55(I)/2018, which incorporated Regulation (EU) 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market. The EU introduced the Regulation, which is commonly known as eIDAS, as a part of the Commission’s Digital Agenda. The aim is to foster digital growth, drive technological innovation, and improve information s...

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