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14. Januar 2011

2010 Year-End German Law Update

Kanzlei/Unternehmen:    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Verfasser: Dr. Benno Schwarz, Dr. Philip Martinius, Dr. Mark Zimmer
Rechtsgebiete Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, Compliance, EU- und Kartellrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz/IP, Sonstige, Steuerrecht
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Kurzbeschreibung:


Corporate Law



1. Required Qualifications for the Independent Financial Expert in the Supervisory Board

2. Period of Statutory Limitation for Board Members' Liability Extended to Ten Years

3. Compensation of Minority Shareholders Meets Reality Test

4. Requirements for Activation of Shelf or Dormant Companies Eased



Finance/Restructuring



Terminating Comfort Letters With Short Notice Endorsed



Corporate Compliance Matters / White Collar Matters



Reinforcement of Privilege for Attorneys in Germany by Legislature, but Other Questions Remain Unclear



Employment Law



1. More than one Union per Business Permissible

2. European Court Widens Scope for Transfer Of Business under German Law (Betriebsübergang)



Antitrust



Tax Law -- The Annual Tax Act 2010



1. Revised Calculation of Hidden Reserves under the Change-of-Control Clause

2. Exit Tax Rules Revised and Tightened

3. Amendments of CFC Rules - Assault on the Maltese Fortress



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