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New Partner onboard: GSK Stockmann reinforces Industry-Compliance Group with Partner Hire from Pohlm

December 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

GSK Stockmann reinforces its compliance group with a lateral hire from Pohlmann & Company and continues its push to focus on specific industry sectors and internationalization. Eric Mayer (51) will join GSK Stockmann on December 1, 2017 as a partner and will play a key role in growing the compliance group at GSK.

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Nielsen acquires Visual IQ: GSK Stockmann advises on exchange of Management Stock Options

December 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Nielsen Holdings plc., Wilton, Connecticut (USA), a market research and advertising service provider listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has acquired Visual IQ Inc., one of the leading independent providers of the so-called Multi-Touch-Attribution-Software (MTA). Visual IQ helps its customers to advertise online in a way that allows reaching the highest possible return on investment.

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GSK Luxembourg expands its regulatory and investment funds practice with a new hire

August 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

GSK Luxembourg expands its regulatory and investment funds practice with a new hire from Clifford Chance

GSK Stockmann’s Luxembourg office that opened a year ago is rapidly growing and is further expanding its regulatory and investment funds team. Arne Bolch has recently joined the Luxembourg team consisting of partners Dr. Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann, Dr. Philipp Mössner and Mathilde Ostertag as a new local partner.

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GSK Luxemburg baut Aufsichts- und Investmentfonds-Praxis mit Partnerzugang von Clifford Chance aus

August 2017. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

Das vor einem Jahr eröffnete Büro von GSK Stockmann in Luxemburg wächst rasant und baut sein Aufsichts- und Investmentfonds-Team weiter aus. Als neuer Local-Partner verstärkt seit kurzem Arne Bolch das Luxemburger Team um die Partner Dr. Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann, Dr. Philipp Mößner und Mathilde Ostertag.

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GSK advises online eyewear retailer SmartBuyGlasses

June 2016. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

GSK Stockmann + Kollegen advised the online eyewear retailer SmartBuy-Glasses on the worldwide trademark registration of its trademark families “SmartBuyGlasses” and other brands by means of the international registration (IR) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the first time ever an international registration was based on “home” trademarks registered in Antigua and Barbuda.

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GSK expands to Luxembourg

June 2016. Press Releases by GSK Stockmann + Kollegen (view listing).

With the opening of a new office in Luxembourg, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen takes another key step in expanding its business activities. In March 2016 GSK starts operations in Luxembourg with the three Equity Partners Dr. Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann and Dr. Philipp Mößner who will be joined by a team of associates.

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  • LAG DĂĽsseldorf: 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) DĂĽsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of DĂĽsseldorf] 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 Mößner 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.