26 Jan.

Deloitte Legal Webcast "Legal Update #1/2022"

The new digital sales law: Need for action in the supply chain due to the changes in the law as of January 1, 2022

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.  CET

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.



Webcast in German language – feel free to contact any member of our team for explanations in English. 

In our Deloitte Legal Update webcast series, this time we will give you an overview of the major changes in German sales and contract law that came into force on January 1, 2022 as a result of the transposition of EU law into German law.

We highlight the main changes in general sales law as well as the law on the sale of consumer goods and present the key points of the newly created contract type of the consumer contract about digital products. Looking at supply chains we will show that the changes in consumer law are also highly relevant for B2B business transactions.

The changes in statutory German law make it necessary to review and regularly revise (framework) supply agreements and GTCs. We will present recommendations for action in this regard.

Intended topics of focus are:

  • New extended general defect concept
  • Further changes in general sales law
  • The new permanent updating obligation in consumer sales law for goods with digital elements
  • Introduction of a separate regulatory regime for consumer contracts for digital products
  • Recommendations for action for contract revision and drafting
  • Answering your questions (Q&A)

Dr. Christine von Hauch, counsel with Deloitte Legal, looks forward to an open exchange with you.

Please feel free to submit your questions for the Q&A already during your registration.


Register here for our Webcast.


In case of organizational questions, please contact:

Corinna Göbert

Tel: +49 211 87722491
E-Mail: cgoebert@deloitte.de


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Dr. Christine von Hauch

Dr. Christine von Hauch


Dr. Christine von Hauch has joined Deloitte Legal in August 2020  She advises clients from various sectors, in particular manufacturing, food & beverage, IT/telecomms and retail, in commercial and distribution matters. Christine´s expertise covers the areas of commercial law and distribution law, especially franchising and commercial agents. She also advises in the areas of national and international contract law and the law of General Terms and Conditions, as well as in connection with M&A transactions. In her areas of expertise she also represents clients in court. Prior to joining Deloitte Legal, Christine has worked for other national and international law offices for several years in the areas of Commercial and Distribution. Christine speaks German and English. She is a member of the German Association for Distribution Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht – DGVR).  Office: Cologne  

Dr. Mathias Reif

Dr. Mathias Reif


Dr Mathias Reif joined Deloitte 2020 and is Partner in Deloitte Tax & Legal, lead of Deloitte’s M&A service line in Cologne, member of the M&A leadership team as well as head of the Israel Desk of Deloitte Germany. Mathias mainly advises corporations and medium-size companies on national & international mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings – both for sell- and buy side clients. As a member of the legal committee of the German Franchise Association, he advises national and international companies on issues of franchise law. Before joining Deloitte he was the lead corporate/M&A partner of Germany in an international law firm and looks back to more than 20 years of experience in corporate & M&A law. Moreover, Mathias has an in-house career within Deutsche Telekom/ T-Mobile International AG in 2002, first as Senior Legal Counsel and then as Head of the M&A department – where he was the responsible project lead for numerous international DTAG transactions. Besides his native German, Mathias speaks fluent English.

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022 11:00 a.m. CET
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