Dr. Christian Engelhardt
 Philip Koch

ECJ declares EU Money Laundering Directive to be partially illegal

The EU’s “Fifth Money Laundering Directive” (Directive (EU) 218/843) takes further measures in order to combat money laundering and terrorist…

Dr. Christian Engelhardt

EU to significantly extend protection of virtual designs

The EU has published a revision of the Directive on the legal protection of designs (Directive 98/71/EC). This provides interested parties with the…

 Nils Klamar
 Alexandra Sausmekat

Baker Tilly advises ERIKS N.V. on acquisition of GEMOTEG

Baker Tilly has provided business and tax advice to the Dutch industrial services provider ERIKS N.V. on the acquisition of GEMOTEG GmbH & Co.KG, a…

 Stephanie Breitenbach

Works Council enforces recording of trust-based working time

In proceedings initiated by the works council of a mobile operator, the Regional Labour Court (LAG) of Munich has ruled that the works council has a…


Baker Tilly recruits Bartosch Tomczyk as Head of Financial Services Tax

Baker Tilly has recruited Bartosch Tomczyk (44) as Head of Financial Services Tax.

Dr. Christian Engelhardt

GDPR: Only six weeks until the new standard contractual clauses take effect

Standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data into countries outside the GDPR’s scope of application are often used to conduct these…

 Frank Stahl
 Friedrich Wamsler

Baker Tilly advises United Souvenirs on majority takeover of Muddastadt GmbH

Baker Tilly has provided business and tax advice to United Souvenirs GmbH – a subsidiary of Munich-based investment company VTC – on the acquisition…

Dr. Christian Engelhardt
 Philip Koch

Online trade register subject to criticism: association demands shutdown

Violation of the European Union’s (EU) Charter of Fundamental Rights? Based on a new expert opinion, the Association “Die Familienunternehmer” (German…

 Andreas Metzner, LL.M.

Cologne Higher Regional Court rules on the competence of the chairman of a German limited liability company’s (GmbH) partners’ meeting to pass resolutions

In its decision of July 21, 2022 (Case No. 18 U 139/21), the Cologne Higher Regional Court ruled that the authority to adopt resolutions can also be…

 Simone Kriegel
 Marco Stahn

Electronic certificate of incapacity for work (“eAU”) for employers is coming

The obligation to provide employers with a digital certificate of incapacity for work (“eAU”) from 2023 will eliminate bureaucracy the paper-based…