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avocado rechtsanwälte

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Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich

Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: Corporate - ranked: tier 5

avocado rechtsanwälte

avocado rechtsanwälte offers its clients, which include many family-owned companies, an ‘excellent service’ when advising on day-to-day corporate matters. The group plays an important role in numerous transactions, frequently acts at the intersection of commercial and distribution law and regularly advises foreign companies on entering the German market. For example, it assisted French menswear studio Atelier with founding and structuring a German subsidiary. Adyton Real Estate retained the group, next to ongoing corporate work, for founding a joint venture for the operation of a clinic. Christian Berger, who played a key role in both instructions, works ‘quickly, reliably and competently’ and is recommended next to Udo Zietsch. Jürgen Heilbock, who specialises in advising stock companies, joined the group from Schalast & Partner Rechtsanwälte in April 2017. In August 2017, Lars-Henning Behrens came from HWW Hermann Wienberg Wilhelm and now also supports the corporate law notary. While all mentioned partners are based in Frankfurt, the firm also has corporate expertise in Berlin and Cologne.

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Germany: IT and outsourcing

Information technology (including contracts)
IT and outsourcing: information technology (including contracts) - ranked: tier 5

avocado rechtsanwälte

avocado rechtsanwälte impresses its primarily domestic client base with its ‘pragmatic approach’ and ‘deep industry expertise’ and ensures them that ‘success and business interests are always paramount’. Also in 2017 the team focused led by the ‘pragmatic and efficient’ Jan Peter Voß focused first and foremost on traditional IT project work: It advised a federal association on IT law issues in connection with a communication platform, assisted the IT service provider Brandt & Partner with an IT project implementation and represented Media Frankfurt in contractual matters related to digital advertisement systems, amongst others. The regular representation of clients such as Heraeus Holding and Deutsche Telekom in IT disputes also adds to the firm’s continuous workload. The client portfolio furthermore includes the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Football League (DFL).

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Germany: Public sector

Planning and environment
Public sector: Planning and environment - ranked: tier 3

avocado rechtsanwälte

Public sector: waste management - ranked: tier 1

avocado rechtsanwälte

The environmental and planning law practice group at avocado rechtsanwälte in Cologne mainly focuses on waste legislation and industrial instructions, particularly advice concerning industrial sites on issues relating to emissions, hazardous incident plants, soil conservation legislation and construction planning, as well as legal issues in the area of products. Thomas Gerhold advises AWB Köln on construction planning and emission control law with regards to the inner-city relocation of an operating site, in addition to a waste disposal company regarding planning permission for a new mineral landfill. Markus Figgen also acts for a renovation and recycling company from the construction industry in project-related waste legislation, soil protection law and building contract law. Thomas Gerhold and Markus Figgen together with Ralf Kaminski, Rebecca Schäffer and Bianca Grewe represent a diverse set of waste-producing and waste disposal companies in criminal proceedings. Matthias Schleifenbaum who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in May 2017. Among others, he advises the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register on electrical appliance law, general recycling law and union law as well as on general administrative law, fees regulation and foundation law. Bastian Gierling left for LLR Legerlotz Laschet Rechtsanwälte GbR in summer 2016.

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Public procurement
Public sector: Public procurement - ranked: tier 5

avocado rechtsanwälte

avocado rechtsanwälte is considered ‘fast and reliable’. Particularly recommended is Klaus Greb, who convinces with ‘swift processing, a very good knowledge of the law and practical, clear replies’. The group predominantly handles procurement matters pertaining to waste and wastewater services, concession contracts, IT and construction. For example, Markus Figgen and Rebecca Schäffer advise AVG Köln on the tendering of planning and construction work in connection with the construction of a biowaste fermentation plant. Together with Arne Glöckner, Greb assists the city of Hamburg with a pan-European tender procedure for the procurement of all internal and external postal services, which includes public institutions such as the senate and district administrations, courts and schools.

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    Anyone who seriously threatens their employer or superior should expect to be dismissed with immediate effect. This was confirmed by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Düsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf] from June 8, 2017 (Az.: 11 Sa 823/16).
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    Among other things, the recent amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act has broadened the rights of (what is termed) the "affected public". The affected public consists primarily of various citizens' initiatives pursuing environmental or public-health purposes. It may for instance file an appeal against a negative decision at the screening stage (i.e., a decision according to which the given project does not require the issuance of an EIA report), and seek its annulment in court. The affected public has been granted a stronger voice also in subsequent procedures in which the fate of a building project is being decided: zoning proceedings and the proceedings on the issuance of a building permit. Taken together, these legislative changes may make it more difficult to implement projects which require an EIA report; in particular, the length of permission proceedings may be substantially extended.
  • New Top Level Domains – Noerr expert warns against trademark infringements

    On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the names of those who have applied for a new top level domain the ending of which may be geographic, such as "munich", industry identification such as "insurance" and even all trademark names and company descriptions such as "canon" and "adidas".
    - Noerr
  • No obligation to set up filtering systems in order to prevent copyright violations

    ECJ, decision of February 16th, 2012, ref. C-360/10 – SABAM
  • Further ECJ Ruling concerning NGO’s right of action under German environmental law

    For the second time within a short period of time, the non-governmental organisations right to challenge administrative decisions under German law is going to be subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In January 2012, the German Supreme Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) referred a case to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling concerning the NGO’s right of action.
  • Lessons in Cross-Border M & A Transactions

    The fundamental advice for international business transactions is obvious and easy to understand: different countries have different laws, business habits and cultures. These differences may range from minor nuances, such as lengthy French business lunches or unusual Spanish office hours, to significant legal roadblocks, such as strict European employment laws.
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    Parties to rental contracts for commercial premises often agree priority rental rights. In practice, this concept is used to cover a whole series of legal structures. These range from fixed options for the tenant to a promise made by the landlord as a business policy that if any additional premises become available, they will be offered to the tenant. In 2010 the Berlin Court of Appeal issued a ruling on such priority rental rights in insolvency; the decision has recently been published.