The Benefits of German Law for International Contracts

When choosing a legal system as the basis for your company's contracts, choosing correctly is essential. This article will outline the benefits and the challenges involved with German contract law. International contract disputes can be complex and challenging to resolve, as they often involve multiple parties from different countries and legal systems. They can [...]

Planned Developments in German Immigration Law: Migration Packages 1 & 2 | December 2022

In a press release dated 06.07.2022, the German Federal Government published the decision of a first "Migration Package". With this, the German government is pursuing the goal of bringing skilled workers from third countries and their families to Germany more quickly and effectively, as well as relieving well-integrated accepted persons in Germany of the [...]

Current Developments and Planned Changes with Regard to German Citizenship by Residency Dec. 2022

In principle, German citizenship is acquired by birth (ius soli) or by descent (ius sanguinis). However, it is also possible to acquire citizenship through residency. However, specific requirements must be met for this. With the planning of a new German citizenship by residency law, which is to contain relaxed requirements, citizenship by residency should [...]

Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption in Germany 2022

German law defines applicable lifetime gifts under § 7 ErbStG, and generally, they include: A financial donation without consideration, Compensation for a renunciation of inheritance or a waiver of the compulsory portion, Establishing a foundation with assets through a foundation transaction The transfer of assets and properties, The waiver of loans, Such gifts can [...]

Immigrating to Germany as an IT-Professional

If you are an IT specialist with professional experience looking for a new challenge, Germany presents itself as a country with a high demand for those with the proper qualifications. Working in Germany provides the opportunity to be based right at the heart of Europe and to benefit from all that Germany has to [...]

Cannabis – The Current Legal Situation and Political Developments in Germany

It is one of Germany's most commonly distributed and consumed drugs - cannabis. As far as the legal situation in Germany is concerned, the production, trade and all activities related to this substance (which is considered non-marketable according to the German Narcotics Act Schedule I) are currently clearly regulated: acquisition and possession are prohibited; [...]

Ukraine: Supply Bottlenecks and Price Increases for Raw Materials – Contract Adjustment as an Exit

At the beginning of 2020, the coronavirus spread around the world. We have now been living with the still ongoing pandemic for more than two years. The consequences of this pandemic and the war in Ukraine are influencing the social lives of millions of people and permanently disrupting economic cycles worldwide. Supply bottlenecks and [...]

OneCoin Scam – German Lawyers representing Fraud Victims

Advancing digitalisation has undoubtedly contributed to the growing fascination around Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Nevertheless, it is important to note here that trading with digital currencies and the use of blockchain technology entail a number of risks and legal issues as well as problems, as the current legal cases concerning the alleged cryptocurrency [...]