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Our environment and the information available are changing at an unprecedented pace. Organisations and undertakings are forced to react to these developments in the shortest possible time. In our Corona Legal Newsroom we bundle our know-how for you and give you answers to the most pressing legal questions in our core legal areas. We will continuously update this collection of information. Subscribe to our newsletter to be always up to date.

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New Government Proposals on Significantly Tighter German Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Rules in the Wake of the Corona Crisis

Client Briefing Mergers & Acquisitions -  28.04.2020

The German foreign direct investment regime has historically been regarded as market-liberal. Following a series of earlier changes in 2017 and 2018, with a legislative bill for the amendment of the German Foreign Trade Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz) put forward by German government in early April 2020, this conclusion may now be (more) difficult to support. Formally on the background of the... >>>

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Real Estate Industry

Client Briefing Real Estate -  30.03.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached the real estate industry. In the week before April 1, 2020, many companies announced that they would not pay rent due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies requested deferral or reduction of rent due to the im-pact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lessees also raised the question of whether the closing down of shops and restaurants by authorities... >>>

Competition law and State aid: Opportunities to mitigate the effects of Covid-19

Client Briefing Competition Law -  26.03.2020

The Covid-19 pandemic also has a significant impact in the areas of competition law and State aid. In the current crisis, companies may find it necessary to cooperate or merge with other market participants, to exchange information with competitors (possibly within the framework of associations), to control the resale of products by customers or to take advantage of State aid. This client... >>>

Judicial Deadlines During Pandemics

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  23.03.2020

The current developments around the corona virus raise questions of how to deal with court deadlines. In addition to the obvious possibilities of extending and postponing deadlines, the related but more general question about how to design proceedings in the event of crises is coming into focus. This client information first discusses the legal situation regarding court deadlines during... >>>