Galion Newsletter – Employment Law, France

Log Book No. 84 – December 2015 Mandatory medical check-ups : difficulties with occupational medicine are not an acceptable justification for employers’ own failures. A terminated employee brought various claims before the labour court. In particular, they claimed that their employer failed to fulfil its duty of care, due to there being no pre-employment health check-up […]

Lionel ParairePartner, Galion

Markets Ponder the Pound

This week starts off with the markets in somewhat of a quandary over what to do with the Pound. Over recent weeks we have seen Sterling drop away from the multi-year highs it had achieved, following various negative data releases from the UK economy. The overall position is still very strong though, with unemployment and […]

LG Düsseldorf strengthens the rights of commercial agents regarding compensation claims

The Landgericht Düsseldorf (Regional Court of Düsseldorf) has strengthened the rights of commercial agents with a view to their entitlement to seek compensation (partial judgment of August 28, 2015, Az.: 33 O 119/12).   GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: The […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

Mediation on the Increase

The push for parties to resolve their disputes outside of the formal Court process continues to gain momentum. The Courts increasingly encourage parties towards mediation at every opportunity. Indeed, it is now becoming the practice in some of the higher Courts to require a party who refuses to mediate to file a statement setting out […]

Howard ColmanManaging Partner, Colman Coyle

Petroleum Contract Models

Concession or License Agreements Concession or license agreements have evolved considerably since their introduction in the early 1900s as one-sided contracts when many of the resource-rich nations of today were dependencies, colonies, or protectorates of other states or empires. The modern form of such agreements often grant an oil company exclusive rights to explore, develop, […]

LAG Hamm on applying fixed terms to employment contracts

Employers have to be careful when applying fixed terms to employment contracts. A temporary employment relationship can quickly turn into a permanent employment contract.   GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: Applying a fixed term to an employment contract cannot be […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte