Entries by Ester Hahn

FURTHER EXPANSION OF INVESTMENT CONTROL

As already announced in 2020, the 16th and 17th Amendment Ordinances to the AWV significantly expanded investment control in both the civilian and military sector, so that in the future considerably more company acquisitions, shareholding acquisitions and so-called asset deals in both the civilian and military sector may be subject to a reporting obligation and an enforcement ban.

FROM THE MAURACH DRAFT TO THE GOVERNMENT DRAFT – THE NEXT STEP IN THE MODERNIZATION OF PARTNERSHIP LAW

In our newsletter article of 30 June 2020, we outlined the key points of the so-called Maurach draft for the modernization of partnership law. On this basis, the government draft of a law to modernize partnership law (Gesetzes zur Modernisierung des Personengesellschaftsrechts – MoPeG) was published on 20 January 2021, thus taking another important step towards what is surely the most significant reform of partnership law since the introduction of the German Civil Code. This article describes the main features of the government draft and shows the need for action that will arise in practice if the legislative process is successfully concluded.