BAG: Employees cannot frustrate delivery of notice of termination in bad faith

In the field of employment law, a notice of termination is considered to have been received if it has entered the sphere of control of the recipient, who was thus able to receive notice of the dismissal.   GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

LAG Rheinland-Pfalz: Employer can designate place where work is to be performed

Owing to its authority to give directions, an employer is allowed to designate the place where work is to be performed if no other arrangements have been made in the employment contract. That was the decision of the LAG Rheinland-Pfalz (Regional Labour Court of Rhineland-Palatinate).   GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

Study on inheritances: Three trillion euros to be passed on by 2024

Around three trillion euros will be passed on in Germany between 2015 and 2024. That is the finding of a study by the Deutsches Institut für Altersvorsorge (German Institute for Retirement Provision). GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: The rules of […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

HERRINGTON CARMICHAEL ARTICLE – SURREY CHAMBER (IR GLOBAL)

During 2015 Surrey-based law firm Herrington Carmichael LLP has seen a large increase in clients looking to operate internationally and has been working with them to secure investment and trading opportunities overseas. Traditionally the preserve of international conglomerates or wealthy private investors, Herrington Carmichael has been supporting owner-managed businesses across Surrey to expand, develop or […]

Alex CanhamPartner, Herrington Carmichael LLP

CPSC Update

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and State of Vermont have enacted new requirements relating to the regulation of children’s toys and other children’s products. I. CPSC Amendment to Testing Requirements for Unfinished and Untreated Wood Toys and Wood Component Parts of Toys In a Federal Register notice dated December 17, 2015, the CPSC published […]

OLG Düsseldorf: Will drawn up prior to operation remains valid

In its judgment of August 19, 2015, the OLG Düsseldorf (Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf) ruled that a will that was drawn up shortly before an operation remained valid even after the operation (Az.: I-3 Wx 191/14). GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

M&A transactions on the rise

M&A transactions are on the rise in Germany. According to a report published by Wirtschaftswoche, mergers and acquisitions have gone up by 5.9 per cent in the first three quarters of 2015. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: Wirtschaftswoche reported on […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

Effectiveness of a handwritten will

In the absence of a will, the rules of intestate succession come into force. A handwritten will is only effective, however, if it meets certain conditions. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: A will gives testators the opportunity to organise their […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

VW scandal and D&O liability

Manipulated emissions test data, irregularities in CO2 emissions: The VW scandal raises a number of questions. In particular, questions regarding accountability and management liability (D&O liability). GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London – www.grprainer.com/en conclude: The bad news surrounding the Volkswagen Group is not […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte