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Germany: Corporate and M&A

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

von BOETTICHER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Able to handle work from across the full range of corporate law matters, von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB focuses on assisting medium-sized companies active at an international level with restructurings and limited liability law matters as well as on transaction-related litigation and arbitration. Current highlights include advising a German real estate company on the restructuring of the group, assisting several US-based IT companies with founding German subsidiaries, and representing a power plant operator in a shareholder dispute. The group has many long-term clients such as 3B Pharmaceuticals, Humedics and laser manufacturer Lumenis, which retain the group for day-to-day corporate law matters. In Munich, Stephan Rettenbeck, Jens Horstkotte and Martina Sunde are recommended, while Ulrich Block is a respected lawyer in the Berlin office.

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Germany: IT and outsourcing

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

von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB’s ‘business-oriented and professional’ approach benefits domestic and international industry companies across various sectors, who seek the firm’s ‘reliable, thorough and confident’ advice on the entire spectrum of traditional IT matters and questions surrounding novel IT business models and the digital transformation. Also in 2017 the practice around the ‘extraordinarily good’ Angelika Hoche and Jens Horstkotte handled numerous contentious IT proceedings: It represented Yahoo! EMEA out of court and in court regarding the implementation of the right to be forgotten and acted for Scandlines in disputes with SAP and Capgemini. At the non-contentious level clients include Spin Digital Video Technologies concerning the global rollout of a novel video technology and a plant manufacturer regarding various development cooperations for a new manufacturing technology. Matthias Bergt was promoted to partner.

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Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 6

von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Attracting praise for its ‘practical and business-oriented advice and its strong technical expertise’, the team at von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB is also noted for its ‘good knowledge of the Berlin medical technology start-up scene’. It handles various trade mark portfolios and is experienced in litigation. Recent work includes assisting Aachenmünchener Versicherungen with its international trade mark portfolio, and providing regular advice to a mobile accessories provider on licensing and distribution law matters. Other clients include Cosmos Versicherungen, a fruit juice manufacturer, and Leo Pharma. Angelika Hoche is ‘experienced and reliable’ and her ‘understanding of corporate goals complements her knowledge perfectly’. Solicitor Holger Alt, who is based at the Berlin office with newly promoted partner Matthias Bergt, provides ‘well-thought-through recommendations’and is praised for his ‘excellent contract drafting skills’.

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  • 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
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    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.
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    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.