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SPORTS
21.11.2022
Alexander Engelhard Appointed as Arbitrator to Sport Resolutions’ Independent Tribunal for 2022 Davis Cup

We are delighted to announce that our counsel and Head of Sport Alexander Engelhard has been appointed to serve as an arbitrator on the ad hoc Independent Tribunal in charge of dispute resolution at the 2022 Davis Cup Finals in Malaga, Spain, held between 22 November – 27 November. Alexander is a leading advocate in […]

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MEDIA
18.10.2022
Payments to the operator of an illegal online gambling game can be reclaimed

Payments to the operator of an illegal online gambling game can be reclaimed — is a wave of lawsuits now threatening operators? – LG Köln, Urt. v. 19.10.2021 (16 O 614/20): In principle, the operation of online gambling in Germany requires the permission of a German authority. In the absence of such a permit, operators […]

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LABOUR. EMPLOYMENT
21.09.2022
No right of initiative of the works council in the introduction of a working time recording system in the enterprise

No right of initiative of the works council in the introduction of a working time recording system in the enterprise – does this also mean: direct obligation to introduce a working time recording system for all, or not after all? On 13 September 2022, the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) ruled in a decision (1 ABR 22/21) […]

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TRANSPORTATION. AVIATION. LOGISTICS
31.08.2022
Where is the “airport of destination” under the Montreal Convention?

Facts The plaintiff booked a flight online from Hahn, Germany, to Naples, Italy, and back after four days in Naples. After the first flight, she claimed that her baggage had been damaged. Upon her return, she filed a legal action with the Simmern Local Court (the legal venue at the airport of departure), claiming compensation […]

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TRANSPORTATION. AVIATION. LOGISTICS
19.08.2022
Administrative court rules on reimbursement of cost of repatriation flights due to covid-19

Following the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, the commercial flight system lapsed and European states organised flights to repatriate their citizens. Passengers were informed that they would have to pay part of the cost for such repatriation, and signed a letter of confirmation to this effect. The Federal Republic of Germany subsequently asked passengers to […]

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LABOUR. EMPLOYMENT
16.08.2022
Adaption requires as of August – what will change as a result oft he „new“ Verification Act.

Or also: Welcome to the digital age, Germany 2022… The transposition of an EU directive into German law leads to a need for action for employ ers. The Verification Act (aptly called the „Paper Act“ by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) means that future employment contracts will have to be drafted differently than before—in any case, […]

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