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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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HEUSSEN endowed chair for Public Law and European Community Law

June 2012. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

On 22 May 2012, the HEUSSEN endowed chair for Public Law and European Community Law, Renewable Energy Law as well as Environmental and Planning Law received numerous representatives from economy and science to the first HEUSSEN energy dialogue on the campus in Wiesbaden.

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HEUSSEN expands Copyright and Media Law in Berlin

April 2011. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

From 1 May 2011 reinforced lawyer Marcus M. Hotze, the Berlin office of the attorney HEUSSEN mbH.

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HEUSSEN strengthens its Stuttgart office

February 2011. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

The Stuttgart office of HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschafts mbH was able to win over two partners of the law firm Kleiner RechtsanwÀlte, also situated in Stuttgart. With these two experienced lawyers joining HEUSSEN, the law firm will gather strength in the Stuttgart region and its Corporate Law practice group will be able to focus on new sectors.

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HEUSSEN Frankfurt office takes over SNP office

February 2011. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

The HEUSSEN Frankfurt office will start invigorated into the new year 2011. The SNP Schlawien Naab Partnership, consisting of ten lawyers, will join the HEUSSEN office, situated at the Platz der Einheit, as a whole in the coming weeks.

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HEUSSEN welcomes new partner to the practice group Public Law / Public Procurement

October 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

SIBETH co-founder Dr. Norbert Huber joined HEUSSEN’s Munich office and will from now on strengthen the practice group Public Law/ Public Procurement Law. 

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Dr. Reiner Ponschab was elected one of the best German lawyers for arbitration and mediation

August 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

Best Lawyers ( elects HEUSSEN lawyer Dr. Reiner Ponschab to the “Germany list of best lawyers” for the areas arbitration and mediation.

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HEUSSEN: Sponsor charity concert in Rome for the victims of the earthquake in Onna

August 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

"HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and HEUSSEN Italia sponsor charity concert in Rome for the victims of the earthquake in Onna”

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HEUSSEN B.V. Amsterdam elected most successful new Dutch law firm

An independent jury has elected HEUSSEN B.V. Amsterdam as most successful new Dutch law firm. On 20 March 2009 HEUSSEN B.V. received the so-called "Golden Hourglass" award from Cisca Dresselhuys. The jury granted HEUSSEN B.V. this prestigious, bi-annual award due to its successful start, strong international focus and client base.

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    As a legal term, ‘compliance’ is hard to grasp. The German translation would simply mean the adherence to legal provisions. Compliance, as a “legal transplant” of Anglo-American commercial law, goes back to the US “Federal Sentencing Guidelines” that were introduced in the early 90s of the last century in order to stem corporate crime.
    - Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Legal Developments in Germany

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  • LAG DĂŒsseldorf: Dismissal with immediate effect valid in response to threat

    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) DĂŒsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of DĂŒsseldorf] from June 8, 2017 (Az.: 11 Sa 823/16).
  • Tax evasion: Only voluntary disclosure affords protection from severe penalties

    Anyone who has been caught for tax evasion should expect to be faced with severe penalties. Voluntary disclosure is the only way of returning to a state of normal tax affairs and avoiding penalties.
  • GSK Update: AIFM Marketing in Germany - The clock is ticking for U.S. and other non-EU fund managers

    Our GSK Update informs about the impact of recent German investment fund legislation (UCITS V Implementation Act) for AIF managers, who are not domiciled in the EU (“non-EU-AIFM”) and who seek to market AIF shares in Germany in accordance with applicable German investment fund law under the EU-AIFM Directive (2011/61/EU).
  • GSK expands Luxembourg presence with a new tax partner

    Opened at the beginning of March 2016, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen continues to expand its Luxembourg office. Mathilde Ostertag recently joined the Luxembourg team of Equity Partners Dr. Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann and Dr. Philipp MĂ¶ĂŸner as Local Tax Partner.
  • EIA - Strengthening the role of the public

    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.
  • Priority rental rights in insolvency

    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.