By order of 19 January 2017 (file reference: VII ZR 112/14), the Federal Court of Justice [Bundesgerichtshof – BGH] declared a private company limited by shares sued in Germany which was removed from the companies register in England (foundation state) incapable of being a party to proceedings. The order also gives occasion to analyze the […]
Compliance clauses are nowadays a standard component of many (framework) supply agreements between companies. When introducing these clauses into contract negotiations, they are often extremely one-sided and present a high risk for the clause addressee. The following article demonstrates approaches and arguments which can help to achieve a proper limitation of a compliance clause.
Management participation programs have always been in the spotlight of tax authorities, as in those cases a distinction has to be made between fully taxable wages and tariff-favored income from capital investment. Tax authorities have particularly classified leaver provisions as a decisive indication for the existence of wage. However, the Federal Court of Finance (BFH) […]
The Federal Court of Justice [Bundesgerichtshof – BGH] has consistently extended the analogous applicability of the provisions under corporate law to Limited Partnerships with Many Members of the Public as Limited Partners [Publikums-Personengesellschaften] (hereinafter “Publicly Held Partnership”). However, it has so far not been decided by the BGH, whether the special audit in accordance with […]
Contracts for work and services [“Werkverträge”] which have been concluded after 1st January 2018 are subject to amended regulations. In particular, the law applying especially to construction contracts was substantially reformed. In addition, “Bauträgerverträge” [building developer’s contracts] as well as “Architekten- und Ingenieursvertrag” [architect’s and engineering contracts] were regulated in the German Civil Code [Bürgerliches […]