Carsten Kengeter, Deutsche Börse

27 October, 2017

Deutsche Börse CEO quits amid insider dealing investigation

Deutsche Börse's chief executive Carsten Kengeter has announced his resignation amid controversy surrounding an investigation for insider dealing. Kengeter will leave the exchange at the end of th...
German Federal Court of Justice, Germany

19 September, 2017

Germany: compliance management system can reduce fines, court rules

Establishing a compliance management system which aims to stop legal breaches can reduce fines under Section 30 of the Administrative Offences Act, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled in a l...
teamwork, Mittelstand companies

11 July, 2017

Mittelstand companies: secrets behind their success

The strength of Germany’s mid-cap industrial companies has been the envy of countries around the world for decades. But there are corporate governance challenges ahead if the so-called “Mittelstan...
Maternity, maternity protection, pregnant businesswoman, gender equality

11 July, 2017

Germany: New equal pay and maternity protection laws approved

New laws to reduce gender-based pay inequality and improve maternity protection in Germany have been approved by the German Federal Government. The Pay Transparency Act, which came into force in Ju...
German government building Berlin, German law, Germany

1 July, 2017

Germany: New proceeds of crime law implemented

Recent law reform in Germany aims to simplify rules on the confiscation of assets resulting from criminal offences, and to transpose the EU Directive on the Freezing and Confiscation of Instrumentalit...
euro banknotes, remuneration, executive pay

21 June, 2017

Germany to bring into force remuneration transparency law

A new law giving employees in Germany rights to information about the pay of co-workers will be introduced on 1st July. The law will impose new reporting requirements on companies to reveal how they...
EU, European Union, European Commission

30 March, 2017

Legal & Regulatory Roundup – Europe

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German flag, German businessman, German business

28 February, 2017

Revised German Corporate Governance Code urges ‘ethical behaviour’

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10 January, 2017

Executive pay becomes a political issue in Germany

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