ICLG – Project Finance 2022

The International Comparative Legal Guide - Project Finance 2022 has now been published! Our colleagues Wolfgang Kotzur (Finance), Nefail Berjasevic (Insolvency), Marc Krischer (Tax) and Stephan Müller (Compliance / Foreign Trade) contributed the German chapter.

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Preliminary injunction of the Regional Court of Hanover for abuse of a market-dominating position: Amazon’s constitutional complaint has not been successful

The constitutional complaint lodged by the Luxembourg Amazon Services Europe S.à r.l. against the high-profile decision of the Regional Court of Hanover of 22 July 2021 concerning an alleged violation of the principle of procedural equality of arms has been unsuccessful: the German Federal Constitutional Court did not accept the constitutional complaint for decision.

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Oppenhoff advises Schoofs Immobilien on sale of shopping centre to Greenman

Oppenhoff has advised Schoofs Immobilien GmbH Frankfurt on the conclusion of a forward deal with the Irish investment fund manager Greenman and its Greenman Open fund. The shopping complex that is the subject matter of the contract is currently being built on an approx. 20,000 m² site at the foot of Montabaur Castle.

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Insurance13.05.2022 Newsletter

VGH Munich on tax debts as a reason for unreliability

The Higher Administrative Court [Verwaltungsgerichtshof, VGH] of Munich has ruled that outstanding tax debts of an insurance broker can lead to the revocation of the broker's licence (decision of 18 January 2022, 22 ZB 21.2643).

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Foreign Trade12.05.2022 Newsletter

Investment Screening: No Discretion for foreign direct investment from Russia and Belarus

On 6 April 2022, the EU Commission published guidelines for member states on dealing with foreign direct investment from Russia and Belarus. In these guidelines, the EU Commission calls on member states to make particular use of their national investment screening instruments for investors from these countries, making reference to EU Screening Regulation.

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11.05.2022 News

Oppenhoff strengthens its ranks with new Head of Business Development & Marketing

Oppenhoff has acquired Ursula Rutovitz as new Head of Business Development & Marketing. The former German Head of the TMF Group has been supporting the firm in its business development and further dynamic growth since 1 May 2022.

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Oppenhoff advises e.GO Mobile on global partnership with soccer star Neymar Jr.

Oppenhoff has advised Next.e.GO Mobile SE on the conclusion of a testimonial agreement with soccer sensation Neymar Jr., who will become e.GO Mobile’s new global brand ambassador.

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Oppenhoff advises Horn & Co. Group on the establishment of a European recycling platform

Oppenhoff has advised the Horn & Co. Group on the merger of its European recycling activities with RHI Magnesita. By merging their production, both companies will increase the use and supply of secondary raw materials for the European refractories industry.

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Foreign Trade06.05.2022 Newsletter

EU Commission removes Russia as a destination country from the scope of application of the EU GEAs

In response to Russia's sustained attack on Ukraine, which is contrary to international law, the EU Commission has taken the further measure of cancelling the Union's previously existing general export authorisations for Russia by way of its Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/699 of 3 May 2022.

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Digital Business04.05.2022 Newsletter

Earning money with gaming - labour law questions arising in e-sports

E-sports are no longer in their infancy. The industry has experienced dizzying growth over recent years, accompanied by a significant increase in professionalism.

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