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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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Failed capital investment – Compensation for flawed investment advice

November 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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A lot of investors have experienced a crash landing when it comes to their financial investments. If the bank gave flawed investment advice, it is possible to assert claims for damages.

ECJ: Stringent requirements for registering a color mark as an EU trademark

November 2019 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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A beverage manufacturer had a combination of colors registered as an EU trademark. In a ruling from July 29, 2019, the ECJ confirmed that the mark is null and void (Az.: C-124/18 P).

Revision clauses in joint wills

November 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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A joint will in which both parties mutually appoint each other as sole heir is popular among spouses. However, they need to be mindful of its strong binding effect.

BGH on contesting repayment of a shareholder loan in insolvency proceedings

November 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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Repayment of a shareholder loan can potentially be contested by the insolvency administrator even if the amount circuitously ends up in the company’s account again.

Sale of real estate – No exclusion of liability if defects fraudulently concealed

November 2019 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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A seller of real estate who fraudulently conceals defects cannot invoke a contractually agreed disclaimer of warranties. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Frankfurt, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Az. 29 U 183/17).

European Commission compliance guidelines for trade in dual-use items

November 2019 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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The European Commission has published a recommendation for an internal compliance programme (ICP) for trade in dual-use items. The guidelines are not binding on businesses.

KG Berlin: Misleading advertising featuring “best price” claims

October 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MTR Rechtsanwalte.

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Caution is advised in relation to “best price” advertising claims. These may give a misleading impression of occupying a leading position in the market and violate competition law.

Hengeler Mueller advises Blackstone on acquisition of Dream Global

September 2019 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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Hengeler Mueller, together with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London and New York, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto and various other European local counsel, advises funds managed by The Blackstone Group LP on the acquisition of Dream Global REIT ("Dream Global"). The Canadian real estate investment trust listed in Toronto and Frankfurt holds a pan-European real estate portfolio with the majority of the properties located in Germany. The all-cash transaction is valued at CAD 6.2 bn (appr. EUR 4.2 bn) and is subject to customary conditions. It is expected to close in December 2019.

Hengeler Mueller advises owners on sale of stake in Boxine to Armira

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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The owners of Boxine GmbH, a producer and distributor of award-winning audio-systems for children, have sold a stake in the company to Munich-based industrial holding Armira and selected co-investors. The founders remain executive directors of Boxine GmbH and shareholders of the company.

Hengeler Mueller advises HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA on issuance of bond

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, has successfully placed a corporate bond with a volume of € 500 million and a term of over seven years on the capital market. The coupon on the bond, which matures on 26 January 2027, is 0.5 percent.

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