Summer Special 2022 – Episode 11: China Desk
In the China Desk episode of our Summer Special Podcast series, Dr. Michael Fischer and Alexander Georg Fischer address the economic region of China. They discuss, in particular, China's stringent COVID control strategy and its impact on international supply chains. Combined with Alexander Georg Fischer's exciting insights of his experiences abroad, this episode provides a fascinating glimpse into life during and after China's COVID shutdown.
Summer Special 2022 – Episode 10: Scandinavian Desk
The German coalition agreement of November 2021 stipulates legislative changes regarding codetermination laws in Germany. These changes will not only affect German firms, but also Scandinavian corporations with German subsidiaries or with participation in German companies. In this episode, our experts Volker Schulenburg and Heike Humpert discuss the future of German codetermination laws and highlight the ramifications of these changes for businesses.
Summer Special 2022 – Episode 9: Spanish Desk
"Pacta sunt servanda" - the principle of contractual fidelity on which contracting parties can fully rely. However, is this principle truly sacrosanct? Felix Felleisen and Pedro Vera Martinez elaborate exemptions at the example of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Hereby, the discussion focuses on the principle "rebus sic stantibus" and its implications for affected contracting parties in Germany, Spain and Latin America.
Summer Special 2022 – Episode 8: Czech Desk
German and Czech companies are closely integrated in international supply chains. Cross-border transactions, however, are challenged considering the current political and market conditions. Our experts Peter Karmann (Germany) and Lukas Poddany (Czech Republic) discuss the ongoing issues for German and Czech companies. Firms are given advice on how to mitigate risk and resolve conflicts, as possible courses of legal action are identified and elaborated upon.
Summer Special 2022 – Episode 7: French Desk
In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy, legislative action was taken to ensure global supply chains become more sustainable. In this episode, Arnaud Raynouard, Muriel Feraud-Courtin (France) and Thomas Born (Germany) discuss the pioneer French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law and its German counterpart, latter becoming effective in 2023. The implications these acts have on EU legislation are outlined, as well as further steps for companies to consider in lieu of these legislative changes.
Summer Special 2021 – Episode 6: Czech Desk
There is no doubt, that Germany is an important business partner for the Czech Republic and vice versa. Still there are cultural and legal differences, which may have a tremendous impact on the cross-border transaction. Therefore, it is from highest importance to know these differences in order to avoid misunderstandings. In today’s Legal on Air episode, our Deloitte Legal Corporate experts Peter Karmann – located in Cologne – and Lukas Poddany – located in Prague – investigate these differences.
Summer Special 2021 – Episode 5: Spanish Desk
The importance of German-Spanish trade relations is beyond question. In 2020 Germany was the second most important trade partner of Spain and major German groups have direct investments in Spain and vice versa. In today’s podcast episode our Deloitte Legal Corporate experts Felix Felleisen (Düsseldorf) and Fernando Martínez Comas and Ana de Lluc Compte – (Palma de Mallorca) talk about the challenges of cross-border activities, due to historic and cultural differences.
Summer Special 2021 – Episode 4: Japan Desk
When it comes to cross-border transactions between two countries, Japan occupies a special place. In terms of culture, as well as business etiquette, there are a number of dos and don'ts that should be considered when doing business in Japan. In this Legal on Air summer special podcast, our Deloitte Legal Corporate and M&A experts Andreas Jentgens - based in Frankfurt - Kaori Oka and Ryota Sekine - both based in Tokyo - talk about these country-specific features, challenges and opportunities.
Summer Special 2021 – Episode 3: China Desk
With a bilateral trade volume of more than 200 billion euros, the Chinese-German trade relations are of particular importance. Nevertheless, different understandings of business conduct and communication are challenging for the trade relationship. In this Legal on Air summer trip podcast episode, our Deloitte Legal Corporate/M&A experts Dr. Michael Fischer (Munich) and Alexander Georg Fischer (Shanghai) talk about the country-specific characteristics, challenges and opportunities
Summer Special 2021 – Episode 1: Dutch Desk
In this first summer special episode, the traditional economic ties of the neighbouring countries Germany and the Netherlands will be discussed by our Deloitte Legal Corporate Law specialists Dr. Fleur Johanna Prop – located in Düsseldorf – and Rozemarijn Bloemendal – located in Amsterdam. The step across the border seems easy, the mentality so familiar. However, there are often differences in the details, which determine the success in business relations. Contact us: email@example.com