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Market trends in M&A transactions across Europe

According to one industry study, in 2017 overall deal value climbed in Europe to USD 929.3 billion, up 14% compared to 2016. In the first quarter of 2018, the volume...

Written on: 12 Jul 2018

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Overseas investment in the German real estate market: what to watch out for

An overseas investment can take multiple forms.  Along with the acquisition of an existing business, which we touched upon in our February newsletter, one of the most popular is to...

Written on: 16 May 2018

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The Rise of PropTech and the Adoption of Technology in the Real Estate Sector

The growing digital economy, shifting demands of tenants and the convergence of technology within the real estate sector will have significant implications in the coming years for all companies who...

Written on: 11 Apr 2018

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Augmented Reality in German law | A 360 degree overview

Augmented Reality (AR) applications have an established place in everyday life of many people and industrial processes worldwide. The law is sometimes struggling to keep up, however: Despite the increasing...

Written on: 15 Mar 2018

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Staying ahead of disputes in Europe

US businesses operating in Europe will have no shortage of legal, political and commercial issues on their plate right now, from the implementation of the GDPR and a host of...

Written on: 8 Mar 2018

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Hong Kong Regulators take action against cryptocurrency exchanges

On 9 February 2017, just before the Chinese New Year holidays, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released a statement which, amongst other things, disclosed that the territory’s...

Written on: 5 Mar 2018

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German Withholding Tax in the Context of Software Licensing

On 27 October 2017, the German Ministry of Finance released a new circular aimed at resolving the on-going debate on the application of withholding tax in the context of software...

Written on: 21 Feb 2018

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Considering an overseas acquisition?

Expanding overseas can take multiple forms, but an increasingly popular approach is to acquire an existing business and “fast-track” market entry.  Clearly there are many issues to consider which add...

Written on: 8 Feb 2018

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Venture capital and private equity in the USA | Outbound investments

When considering the state of the global VC market, we often use the US as a benchmark (or perhaps the most active market) in order to provide an indication of...

Written on: 6 Feb 2018

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