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We regularly publish updates and articles on a range of legal topics and industry sectors. 2023 was another challenging year for many of our clients and the global economy more generally. From the disruption and fallout caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the conflict in Israel to soaring energy prices and inflation, businesses around the world are facing significant new hurdles and complex legal challenges, many of which are driving new trends in international arbitration.

Introduction to IOTA – Enhancing Collaboration in Tax Administration

Intriguing Developments A novel player in the realm of European tax administration emerges: IOTA –...

M&A Strategien für den ukrainischen Markt: werden durch den Kriegin der Ukraine die Karten neu gemischt?

In the current issue of M&A Review, Dr. Ebner deals with the business opportunities and...

VAT as the backbone of Europe´s Tax regime: Suspected ringleader arrested in EUR 85 million VAT fraud scheme within Project -GOLIATH-

Europol has supported an action across eight countries which targeted criminal groups under investigation for...

Understanding the Challenge of VAT Fraud in the European Union for Asian companies

In the realm of financial crimes, the European Union (EU) faces a significant challenge in...

The prosecution of environmental crime is on the rise in Europe – Why should Taiwanese corporate groups active in Europe be concerned?

The Council presidency and European Parliament negotiators just recently reached a provisional agreement on a...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all Clients and Business Partners

We wish all our customers and partners a wonderful Christmas!

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The Risk-Utility Test is First Choice in Complex Medical Device Cases in Florida

 SUMMARY I. No consumer expectations test for medical devices cases in Florida Florida’s Fourth District...

„NO-DEAL”-Brexit: Last Minute Update – Part I

SUMMARY I. The transition period of Brexit is coming to an end As no party...

„NO-DEAL”-BREXIT and Corporate Law – Part II

SUMMARY I. Brexit and corporate law What is the main reason for Brexit changing (European)...

The new Chinese Export Control Law will affect many Businesses

SUMMARY I. Chinese Export Control Law has become effective The new unified Chinese Export Control...

The Chinese Biosecurity Law: What does it mean for my business?

SUMMARY I. What is the Chinese Biosecurity Law about? China has passed the second Review...

Some Pitfalls of the Chinese Biosecurity Law – and how to avoid them…

SUMMARY I. The Chinese Biosecurity Law about: Designated ports We strongly assume that the Chinese...

Unpaid Taxes in Germany – How can Criminal Liability be avoided?

SUMMARY I. Unpaid Taxes in Germany – First alternative: Just doing nothing, nobody will ever...

Next Stop: German Telecommunications Modernization Act!

SUMMARY I. The German Telecommunications Modernization Act is coming Actually, good news for those invested...

Compliance Due Diligence of a German Target

SUMMARY I. Compliance liability by acquisition of a company: Compliance due diligence Compliance due diligence...

What you need to know about the US Department of Labor’s Final Rule to clarify Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act AND your Global Workforce Strategy

SUMMARY I. Distinction between employee and independent contractor: Current legal situation The Department of Labor’s...

Risk of Class Actions due to Data Breaches rises quickly

SUMMARY I. Data breach landmark ruling from London At the end of 2018, the Court...

The Regulatory Regime for Hainan FTP has been Relaxed

SUMMARY I. Gigantic port project – Hainan FTPII. Hainan FTP 2035: World leading commercial heavyweight?III....

The German Supply Chain Act – New Compliance Challenges for Companies in Germany

SUMMARY I. New German Supply Chain Act is about to be passedII. Requirements of the...

SEEN FROM A GERMAN PERSPECTIVE – The Chinese Foreign Investment Law

SUMMARY I. German investors benefit from the new Chinese Foreign Investment LawII. Adapted industry catalogs...

How Foreign Enterprises Set up Branches (Representative Offices) in China

SUMMARY 1. Differences between representative offices and foreign-invested enterprises i. Is the establishment subject to...

How Can A Foreign Investor Set up A Limited Liability Company in China?

SUMMARY As explained in my previous post, if foreign investors wish to enter the Chinese...

How can You Take Chinese Companies Successfully to Court for Product Liability?

SUMMARY I. Suing Chinese companies for product liability is possible Many enterprises try to bring...

Get Prepared for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

SUMMARY I. The Senate is the final hurdle for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Pregnant...

Chinese Investments in Germany: A Good Starting Point

SUMMARY I. Team building is important for Chinese investments in Germany Chinese investors are very...

Business in China: International Lawyer or Local Counsel?

SUMMARY I. You know the mentality of an international lawyer Foreign investors and companies engaging...