Implementation of Directive on strengthening shareholders' rights still some way to go
The Act to Strengthen the Rights of Shareholders of Listed Stock Corporations has not yet entered into force.
The Review of the Basic Data Protection Regulation
In July 2019, the Finnish EU Presidency started preparing a Council position on the evaluation and revision of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
... and over and over again the "texture"
In its judgement of 20 March 2019 (Az. VIII ZR 213/18), the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) again specified when a purchased item is not suitable for the use presumed under the contract pursuant to § 434 (1) sentence 2 No. 1 BGB (German Civil Code).
Recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments becomes easier
European companies will find it easier in future to have international court decisions recognised and enforced. The Hague Conference (HCCH) adopted on 2 July 2019 a Convention on the Transnational Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters before State Courts.
Amendment of the Public Procurement Ordinance (VgV) and the Public Procurement Ordinance for Defence and Security (VSVgV) brings sections 2 and 3 of VOB/A 2019 into force
The revised sections 2 and 3 of the VOB/A 2019, i.e. the VOB/A-EU and the VOB/A-VS of the Construction Contract Procedures (VOB) have now entered into force.
Reform of Ukrainian insolvency law
On 21 October 2019, a new extensively codified insolvency law will come into force in Ukraine.
Abolition of the so-called "One-krone-company" in Danish law
By passing the law No 445 of 13 April 2019, the Danish legislator abolished the Iværksætterselskab (IVS), a Danish company form which could previously be established with a capital of only one krone.
Scope of the right to information under the DSGVO
With regard to the scope of the data protection law claim for information under the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Regional Court of Cologne declared in a partial judgment of 18 March 2019 (Case No. 26 O 25/18) that the claim under Art. 15 DSGVO does not serve the simplified accounting of the data subject, but is intended to ensure that the data subject can assess the scope and content of the stored personal data.
Cabinet adopts draft law to implement amendments to 4th EU Money Laundering Directive
The Federal Government has now presented a draft law to implement the amendments to the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive. The changes requested by the business organisations were not sufficiently taken into account.
focus Recht - "Der gesetzliche Mindestlohn", 2nd revised edition 2019 published.
The content of the focus legal brochure "The statutory minimum wage - effects on company practice" has been revised as of July 2019.

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