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Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

University hospitals, hospitals, and medical practitioners in community practices are increasingly concerned with their own placement in the market. If they want to act economically, it is necessary to sell not only the necessary medical care, but also additional offerings, which are often common in wellness treatment centers. Hospitals, medical ... Read More »

Workplace 4.0

Workplace 4.0

Whether at home or on the road: new forms of work have emerged through the mobile technology of smartphones, tablets etc. More flexibility can help to reconcile family and work life, save a long journey to work and promote self-determination. This complies especially with the life planning of young high ... Read More »

The Urban Area

The Urban Area

The new building category “urban area” provides municipalities and architects with more flexibility when planning urban areas. This can create more living space in densely populated cities and help revitalize them as well. With the Act on the Implementation of EU-Directive 2014/52/EU concerning urban planning legislation and the strengthening of ... Read More »

Draft Bill for the Revision of the Law on Payment Services

Draft Bill for the Revision of the Law on Payment Services

The law makes payment initiation services and account information services subject to regulatory supervision by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Furthermore, there will be stricter authentication requirements when making online payments. On February 8, 2017, the federal government adopted a bill to implement the Second Payment Service Directive. It ... Read More »

Federal Government adopts draft law for the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

Federal Government adopts draft law for the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD II)

The law makes payment initiation services and account information services subject to regulatory supervision by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Furthermore, there will be stricter authentication requirements when making online payments. On February 8, 2017, the federal government adopted a bill to implement the Second Payment Service Directive. It ... Read More »

Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Large companies must now report comprehensively on social aspects – sustainability reporting is mandatory from 2017

Companies with more than 500 employees must report now not just on financial matters. They must now also report on how they respect the rights of their workers, protect the environment and fight corruption. The law on the Implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSR) came into force on ... Read More »

Following long debates: the government enacts the law promoting transparency in remuneration structures

Following long debates: the government enacts the law promoting transparency in remuneration structures

Following the introduction of the statutory minimum wage (01/01/2015), the additional parental benefits (01/01/2015) and the gender balance for management positions (01/01/2016), which also serve to reduce the differences in remuneration between women and men, it is now the intention that an act promoting transparency in remuneration structures (EntgTranspG) will ... Read More »

Restructuring and notification of mass dismissals with regard to labor law

Restructuring and notification of mass dismissals with regard to labor law

“Fear, paranoia, insecurity.” With this apocalyptic triangle, Rose Beauchamp, Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood describe in their article Reorganization without Tears the environment in which the reorganization of companies takes place. And in this article they are only referring to the non-legal aspects of change processes. A quick glance at ... Read More »

The European Company (SE)

The European Company (SE)

Societas Europaea (“SE”) A legal form that’s also for the Mittelstand! The European company, also referred to as “SE” because of its Latin name “Societas Europaea,” is a relatively new legal form that is gaining popularity among German companies. After large Dax companies such as Allianz, BASF, Fresenius and Porsche ... Read More »

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