IR Global – Meet the Members – BENELUX

September 2021

For international businesses looking to gain a foothold in Europe, the Benelux countries – Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – provide the perfect place to establish operations, with comprehensive infrastructure, […]

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No right to a copy of all emails

Employees cannot require their employer to provide a copy of all of their email communications from and about them. facts Since the GDPR came into force, employees have increasingly tried to get employers to make a settlement or an increased severance payment by asserting claims to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in the […]

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Healthcare Services Sector Update – July 2021

Healthcare Services Sector Update – July 2021.pdf (0.3) MB The S&P Healthcare Services Index decreased by 3.1% over the last month, compared to the S&P 500 Index, which increased 1.7% over the same period. Over the past month:  The sectors that experienced the most growth were Acute Care Hospitals (up 17.2%), Contract Research Organizations (up 5.8%) […]

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Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Services Update – Summer 2021

 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Services Update – Summer 2021.pdf (8.6) MB With greater availability of advanced imaging technology, hospitals and diagnostic imaging facilities are opting to purchase state-of-the-art technology in order to increase patient volume and drive incremental revenue from other departments. The increase in expenditures is driving the demand for downstream providers of equipment removal and […]

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BFH: Tax consultancy costs and clearance costs can be deducted from tax as estate planning costs

If a testator has committed tax evasion, the costs incurred from obtaining tax advice in relation to the supplementary tax return can be deducted from tax as estate planning costs according to a ruling of the Bundesfinanzhof (BFH), Germany’s Federal Fiscal Court (Az.: II R 30/19).Heirs, take note: A supplementary tax return needs to be […]

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Opportunities and challenges for businesses trading across borders

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the late 18th century, we have been trying to adapt to changing circumstances and to make the most of opportunities while avoiding risks wherever possible. In an age characterized by constant change, many are still talking about the buzzword, globalization, when promoting business activities, while the world […]

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IR Global Insights: Working smart, surviving and thriving

August 2021

When Covid-19 first surged across continents, most companies had to mothball projects, downsize and quickly review their costs, supply chains, sales strategy and customer relationships. US-based Danny Cortenraede, managing partner […]

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2021 Federal election in Germany: tax statements in the parties’ election programs

On September 26, 2021, a new Bundestag will be elected in Germany. In order to generate government revenue and fill gaps in the treasury, which have been widened not least by the Corona pandemic, tax policy has a key role to play. The problem could be that, due to the sharp increase in debt, there […]

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The International Cannabis Business Conference is Europe’s largest B2B trade event

The International Cannabis Business Conference is Europe’s largest B2B trade event in Berlin, attended by executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers from over 80 nations. It is offering a world-class industry networking and investment/capital opportunity. The Cannabis Industry in Germany: An Intellectual Property Perspective Margret will provide an overview of the Intellectual Property Perspective that cannabis operators […]

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Advertisements that feature test verdicts without referencing the source are unlawful

Advertisements that feature test verdicts must include a reference to the source that is clearly visible to consumers. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) – Germany’s Federal Supreme Court – in a ruling from April 25, 2021 (Az.: I ZR 134/29). Products that perform well in tests conducted by prestigious institutions can draw […]

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