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Global: Crypto around the World

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Since the ICO boom in 2017, governments around the world began settling on different approaches to regulating the crypto industry. Many legislatures and regulators...

International: 2021 Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series

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Our 18th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, "International Trade & Developments in a World Focused on Recovery & Renewal," includes...

International: G7 Statement Commits to Continued Russia Sanctions over Crimea

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In an 18 March 2021 statement released by the German Foreign Ministry, the Group of Seven (G7) nations have announced that they remain fully...

Germany: German Government introduces bill for “Level-4” highly automated driving

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In brief What has happened? In 2017, the German Parliament amended the German Road Traffic Act (Straßenverkehrsgesetz, "StVG") to allow the use of vehicles equipped with...

Germany: Changes in transfer pricing rules – Current status March 2021

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In February 2020, we provided an overview of the most important adopted and expected tax changes in German transfer pricing rules. We update this overview below:Codified Law Case Law Administrative Directives International Developments / OECD-Developments

Germany: Implementation of the Directive (EU) 2019/771 on the sale of goods: Upcoming amendments...

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On December 10, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a ministerial draft bill on the implementation of the directive on the sale of goods (Directive (EU) 2019/771) ("Sales of Goods Directive"). The Sales of Goods Directive supersedes and succeeds the directive on the sale of consumer goods (Directive 1999/44/EC), which has been implemented into the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; "BGB") since January 1, 2002.

Germany: New German Competition Law Takes Effect

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The 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition ("ARC") - the "ARC Digitalization Act" - has taken effect on 19 January 2021.The amendment is a substantive overhaul of the German competition regime, especially concerning abuse of dominance and merger control rules. The German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") receives a new tool addressing perceived concerns regarding "digital giants" and platforms. Jurisdictional merger control thresholds are raised, eliminating filing requirements for many mid-cap transactions and reducing the workload for companies and the FCO. At the same time, the FCO can use a new tool allowing the review of certain transactions below the merger control thresholds. Finally, for the first time, companies having infringed competition law can benefit from preventive measures: Under the new law, the FCO needs to evaluate an existing compliance system and might need to reduce the fine.

United Kingdom: The Future of the Corporation

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Insurtech (Part 2) Taking off from the recent publication, Insurtech: Opportunities and Legal Challenges for the Insurance Industry, Chris Murrer and Iris Barsan walk through observations...

International: Building a New Workforce Reality

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In brief There is no question that the pandemic has changed the future of work. From an increased focus on health and safety to transitioning...

Europe: Post-COVID-19 Cross-border remote working: managing tax risks

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The pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, but for many of us, one of the most affected areas has certainly been work.COVID-19...
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