Corona Task Force

The Corona crisis raises numerous legal questions. Our experts can answer them - and everyone is available to you. Below you will find important information, dates and consulting topics.

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25.02.2021 Newsletter

Geoblocking Regulation: effects on distribution

The COVID-19 pandemic has given online commerce a powerful boost. At the same time, COVID-19 has repeatedly caused supply bottlenecks, resulting in products being out-of-stock at the customer’s preferred dealer. When looking for alternatives, customers then like to take advantage of offers from foreign traders.

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Digital Business24.02.2021 Newsletter

Newsletter: Digital Business

There is a lot happening in the field of Digital Business. Below, we have summarised the most important legal developments.

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Retail and Consumer Goods10.02.2021 Newsletter

Cyber security in times of digitisation: what precautions managing directors should take

Many trading companies are digitising their work processes. However, besides simplified processes and increased accessibility, there are also numerous risks: According to a survey by the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media [Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien], approximately 75% of all of the companies questioned suffered a so-called cyber attack in 2018/2019.

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Oppenhoff advises CCE Group on construction and operation of the utility scale Solar PV Park “Sol de Varas” (Chile)

Oppenhoff has advised CCE Group on the implementation of the 107 MWp-Solar PV Park “Sol de Varas” in the north of Chile. Oppenhoff accompanied the complex contract drafting and negotiation process for the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the utility scale solar park (EPC and O&M contracts), which has a design life of approximately 30 years.

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Retail and Consumer Goods03.02.2021Cologne News

Artificial intelligence in customer service: legal framework conditions for chatbots in online shopping

Chatbots are text-based dialogue systems that are primarily used by companies to communicate with their customers. Advanced systems are based on so-called machine learning (generation of knowledge from experience) and thus belong to the field of artificial intelligence. They can be used both in apps and on websites of the respective company.

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Insolvency and Restructuring26.01.2021Hamburg News

Strengthening its position in Hamburg: Oppenhoff recruits Sebastian Zeeck for its restructuring practice

Oppenhoff is strengthening its position in Hamburg: corporate and insolvency lawyer Dr Sebastian Zeeck, LL.M., founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland's Hamburg office, joins the firm's Hamburg office as equity partner effective 1 February 2021.

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Health22.01.2021Cologne Newsletter

Possible vaccination obligation in Germany?

Since the first vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 was approved and vaccinations started in Germany in December 2020, there has been increasing discussion about compulsory vaccinations. The debate currently focuses on a sector-specific vaccination obligation for doctors and nursing staff.

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Retail and Consumer Goods21.01.2021 Newsletter

E-Commerce - not possible without the works council

The technical implementation of distribution systems* usually involves the use of employees' personal data - for example, when they operate Click & Collect IT systems. This makes it imperative for dealers to comply with data protection regulations. For this reason, the involvement of the works council is often unavoidable. But does the complete ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system have to be negotiated with the works council if only online orders are concerned?

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Mergers & Acquisitions21.01.2021Frankfurt am Main News

Oppenhoff advises on the sale of AMBERO to Dorsch Holding / RAG Foundation

Oppenhoff has advised the founder and sole shareholder of AMBERO Consulting GmbH on the sale of the company to Dorsch Holding GmbH, a company of the RAG Foundation.

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