Foreign Law, as a national foreign legislation, is always of interest to globally active machine manufacturers. In particular, the topics of export contract law, distribution law and other aspects of contract law in foreign legal systems are dealt with. International Law governs supranational law, i. e. the law applicable to a large number of states, e. g. European Law, and law based on international treaties (e. g. European regulations, Hague Conventions, UNCITRAL Conventions). Furthermore, this is understood to mean the national law that determines the law applicable to cross-border scenarios (e. g. conflict of laws, international private law).
In its judgment dated 17 October 2019 - III ZR 42/19 - the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) ruled that pursuant to § 280 I BGB, a party may be entitled to reimbursement of the costs for being sued in a foreign court (here: US District Court) in violation of an agreement of the exclusive place of jurisdiction in Germany.
Contracts with foreign contracting parties require a dispute settlement arrangement which may provide for the jurisdiction of a court of law, an arbitral tribunal or other out-of-court dispute settlement bodies.
The revision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Act adopted by the 13th National Congress of the People's Republic of China on 23 April 2019 contains provisions designed to increase the protection of trade secrets.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China signed an Agreement dated 2 April 2019 on the reciprocal facilitation of interim measures in arbitration.
With the entry into force of the new Chinese Investment Law on 01.01.2020, there is a need for action for German companies in China. Companies and joint ventures will have to be restructured under the common Chinese company law.
Since 1 November 2018, the new version of the Arbitration Rules of the Hong Kong Centre of International Arbitration ("Administered Arbitration Rules") has been in force, which contains some important innovations.
At the end of 2018, the Austrian data protection authority had to decide whether a deletion request based on Art. 17 had been sufficiently implemented by the responsible party if the latter had not carried out a deletion in the narrower sense but had made parts of the personal data unrecognisable by anonymising them.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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