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              DWF Germany: Brexit Hub

              What impact may Brexit have on your business? Find out here about various legal aspects, in particular from a German law angle. 

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              Freedom of Establishment

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              Contract Law

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              Intellectual Property Rights (IP)

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              Data Protection Law

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              Regulatory Questions: Distribution of Goods and Product Labelling

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              Tax Law

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              European Works Council

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              Cross-Border Personnel Deployment - Inbound

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              Cross-Border Personnel Deployment – Outbound

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              Cross-Border Litigations

              The following compilation of important legal questions concerning Brexit provides you with a first overview. Of course, it cannot substitute an individual legal advice. Our colleagues from Germany and abroad will be happy to answer any questions you may have in this regard. Our colleagues from Great Britain have also compiled information for you; you can find it here.
               
              Freedom of Establishment

              Freedom of Establishment


              In case of a „Hard Brexit“, British Limiteds domiciled in Germany may no longer invoke the freedom of establishment (as guaranteed by the European Treaties).

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              Michael Falter

              • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany)
              Contract Law

              Contract Law


              Many contracts with reference to the UK contain links to European law or Europe-wide territorial agreements, so that a „Hard Brexit“ can result in confusion as to the interpretation of contractual clauses and applicable sources of law.

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              Michael Falter

              • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany)
              Intellectual Property Rights (IP)

              Intellectual Property Rights (IP)


              Brexit is expected to have a significant impact on the future IP policy of internationally acting companies.

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              Tax Law

              Tax Law


              The UK's withdrawal from the EU has a variety of tax implications and the German legislator has already unilaterally enacted a Brexit Tax Accompanying Act in order to mitigate the negative consequences of a Brexit for German taxpayers.

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              Data Protection Law

              Data Protection Law


              In order to maintain the level of protection afforded by European data protection law with regard to the processing of personal data even in the case of data processing outside the EU, the GDPR calls for special legal protection of data transfers to a data processor not established in the EU.

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              Regulatory Questions: Distribution of Goods and Product Labelling

              Regulatory Questions: Distribution of Goods and Product Labelling


              With the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rather strict EU requirements for the distribution of goods are no longer directly applicable in the United Kingdom. It is therefore unclear which requirements companies will have to comply with in the future.

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              Dr. Daisy Walzel

              • Partner // Head of Competition (Germany)
              Employment Law

              Employment Law


               

              European Works Council

              Find out more about employee participation under the European Works Council Act (EWC Act) in a no-deal Brexit case.

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              Cross-border personnel deployment

              Due to EU regulations, personnel deployment to other EU member states is currently extremely simplified. How will this affect the UK under a no-deal Brexit?

              (Inbound)

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              (Outbound)

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              People

              Marcus Kissel

              • Partner // Head of Employment (Germany) // Certified Attorney for Employment Law
              Cross-Border Litigations

              Cross-Border Litigations


              A “Hard Brexit” will have far-reaching consequences, e.g. for the jurisdiction of courts in cross-border disputes or the recognition and enforcement of court rulings.

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              Oliver Bolthausen, LL.M. (USA), FCIArb (UK)

              • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

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