Setting up a business in Germany can be challenging—even something as basic as opening a bank account poses difficulties. Here’s what you need to know.
The German government is under pressure from groups including Oxfam and Friends of the Earth to introduce new legislation regarding global supply chains.
Following a raft of corporate scandals uncovered by whistleblowers, the business risks associated with an individual revealing wrongdoing should not be underestimated in the boardroom.
Board Agenda reports on risk around the world, from Korean hopes for peace and Tesla’s gamble on growth, to pressure on plastics firms and rumblings in German politics.
Chief executive Carsten Kengeter will leave the German exchange by the end of the year, after failing to reach a settlement over allegations of insider dealing involving €4.5m in shares.
The German Federal Court of Justice has ruled that establishing a compliance management system, which aims to stop legal breaches, can reduce fines levied on companies under Section 30 of the Administrative Offences Act.
Mittelstand companies are looked upon with envy, but it is their readiness to innovate and adapt to the challenges of the business environment that makes them successful.
The German government has approved two new laws that seek to increase pay transparency and provide better maternity protection for women, both during and after pregnancy.
Recent law reform in Germany aims to simplify rules on the confiscation of assets resulting from criminal offences, and to transpose an EU directive on the proceeds of crime into German law.
Employees in Germany will have rights from next month to request information about the pay of co-workers. The new law comes amid debate in Germany about excessive executive pay.