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Germany: ISPs may be liable for third party copyright infringements

Germany's Federal Court of Justice ruled that Internet Service Providers may be liable for copyright infringements by third parties and obliged to block websites containing infringing material.

27 November 2015
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Energy audits in Germany – who is affected by the duty to implement?

For the first time so-called energy audits are to be carried out by the end of 2015. This article shows the companies that are affected by this.

10 November 2015
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Agreement on transparency rules for securities lending and repurchase transactions

Agreement enhances the transparency of securities lending and repurchase transactions.

22 October 2015
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European Central Bank guiding principles for external communication

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced guiding principles for the external communication.

22 October 2015
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Draft Delegated Regulation for the clearing of OTC interest derivatives

The European Commission has on 6 August 2015 adopted the draft of a Delegated Regulation.

22 October 2015
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Court decisions on bank liquidation issues

The High Court of Justice applied a narrow interpretation of the duties under the BRRD as the Regional Court of Munich I did before.

22 October 2015
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License requirement for deposit-taking business

Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decision on deposit-taking business from 7 July 2015.

22 October 2015
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Procedures to determine small insurance companies as of 2016

Small insurance companies in terms of § 211 of the German Insurance Supervisory Act do not fall within the scope of Solvency II.

22 October 2015
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BaFin publishes depositary circular

German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) publishes depositary circular.

22 October 2015
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Profits from disposal or redemption of Xetra Gold bearer bonds are not taxable income from capital assets

The BFH clarified that capital gains from a listed bearer bond resulting from a right to request physical delivery of gold are not taxable.

22 October 2015
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BaFin publishes circular regarding requirements for designating external valuers for properties and property companies

In July 2015, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published a circular.

22 October 2015
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Freedom to dismiss? Update on the scope of application of the German Termination Protection Act

It is of particular importance both for the employee and the employer to know the scope of application of the German Termination Protection Act.

21 October 2015
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