Promoting a discount on “everything” is anticompetitive if key products are excluded

The statement “15 percent off everything” is anticompetitive when featured in advertising if key products are excluded. And adding an asterisk does not change this, according to Hamburg’s regional court, the Landgericht (LG) Hamburg. Generous discounts on “everything” are designed to entice consumers. Only on closer inspection does it become clear that the term “everything” […]

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Protected three-dimensional trademark – Illegal imitation juice bottle

A juice bottle bearing a strong resemblance to a more established model from another manufacturer shall no longer be stacked on supermarket shelves following a ruling of the Landgericht Hamburg – Hamburg’s regional court – from January 13, 2022 (case ref.: 312 O 294/21). Signs that are capable of distinguishing goods or services from the […]

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Successful collaboration between two IR Global members from UK – London based law firm Colman Coyle Solicitors and Michael Parkinson of UK accountancy firm Barnes Roffe LLP saves the client a seven figure sum in tax

On referral of a fellow IR Global member Michael Parkinson of a prominent UK accountancy firm Barnes Roffe LLP – Colman Coyle’s Corporate team were initially instructed in relation to a management buy out of a family business in the UK.  Some of the shares in the UK company were owned by a family trust but following […]

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Future: Fast Forward partners apply to the PERTE VEC with the aim of turning Spain into a European electric vehicle hub

Led by the Volkswagen Group and SEAT S.A., the project comprises 62 companies, 61% of them SMEs, from 11 regions. It is the largest business grouping in the history of the automotive industry in Spain Marc Riera, Director of Purchasing Strategy and New Projects at SEAT S.A., has been appointed President of the General Assembly […]

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Geeta Maharaj Law joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Law and Energy Law Member in Trinidad and Tobago

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Geeta Maharaj of Geeta Maharaj Law has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Law and Energy Law Member in Trinidad and Tobago. Geeta is a commercial/civil Attorney with over 20 years’ experience, Notary Public with a Henley MBA. As an experienced […]

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Women’s Economic Forum – Business in harmony (WEF Poland 2022)

We are pleased to inform you that the Women’s Economic Forum – Business in harmony with yourself (WEF Poland 2022) will soon take place on 08 – 09.10.2022 in Katowice, Poland. As the LEGALLY.SMART law firm, we are honoured to be a partner of this unusual event, organised by the WICCI Poland-India Foundation, a non-profit […]

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Compensation for bankruptcy of Amsterdam Trade Bank

Amsterdam Trade Bank (ATB) is bankrupt. Fortunately, the bank’s thousands of German depositors are also covered up to 100,000 euros under the Netherlands’ deposit guarantee scheme. The sanctions imposed on Russian banks in response to the war in Ukraine are also affecting their European subsidiaries, notably Sberbank and now Amsterdam Trade Bank, also known in […]

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Amendment of the Spanish Insolvency Law

The amendment of the Spanish Insolvency Law was published today in the Spanish Official Gazette, and will come into force in twenty days1. The most relevant feature of such reform turns around the streamlining of proceedings in courts and the great role given to the pre-bankruptcy institute of the Restructuring Plan. New regulation of the […]

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The automotive retail sector must gear up for change

Car dealers need to prepare for change. More and more customers are opting to purchase their vehicles directly from the factory. Sooner or later, this will lead to changes in sales. Digitalization has long since taken hold of large parts of the commercial world. Consumers are increasingly saving themselves a trip to the shops by […]

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Turbulent times at Adler Group – What options do investors and shareholders have

The real estate giant Adler Group has been rocked by the decision of its auditors not to issue an audit certificate for the annual balance sheet for 2021. The ensuing share price collapse saw the Group’s stock fall to a record low These are uncertain times for Adler Group’s shareholder and investors. The real estate […]

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