BTadvice 2020-Q2

Tax Alert on the Corona economic stimulus package: short-term reduction of VAT rates

This week, the coalition committee approved an economic stimulus and crisis management package. In the area of VAT, two changes were agreed upon: One…


BTadvice 2020-Q2

German Federal Government extends investment screening laws and procedure to include the health industry

Following the amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz) adopted by the German Federal Cabinet on April 8, 2020, the…


Labor Law

Impeding the applicability of collective agreements is inadmissible

Union members automatically have rights and remedies under a collective agreement if the employer is also bound by the respective collective…


 Nina Senninger

After all, is there an immediate obligation to introduce a working time recording system?

Almost a year ago, the European Court of Justice (ECJ, decision of May 14, 2019 - C-55/18) ruled that EU Member States must oblige employers to set up…


HPE Growth invests in xbAV AG with Baker Tilly’s support

Within the scope of a Series C financing round, Baker Tilly advised the growth investor HPE Growth in connection with its investment in xbAV AG. The…


 Heinrich Thiele

Corona aids: KfW and federal states’ business development bank subsidies

In Germany, the government addresses the coronavirus’ economic effects in particular with loans and the assumption of risks by the business…


Dr. Adrian Bölingen

First adjustments of insolvency law during the pandemic

Obligations to file for insolvency are temporarily suspended // Payment bans are temporarily adjusted // Insolvent companies’ contractual partners are…


Blog

Corona Crisis: Government decides on Online General Meeting without the Need for Attendance

On 23 March 2020, the German federal government passed a reform of the German Stock Corporation Act to enable companies to hold a general meeting…


Blog

Package of Corona-Measures by the Federal Government: Benefits for Consumers, Companies and Banks

The subject of this article is the package of measures presented by the Federal Government in the cabinet bill of 22 March 2020 to provide short-term…


Law

German Constitutional Court holds UPC-implementation unconstitutional

Today, the German Constitutional Court handed down its long-expected decision on the constitutional complaint against the implementation of the UPC.