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CIArb European Branch Conference & AGM

16.04.2019

The CIArb European Branch Conference & AGM "Anti-Globalization and International Arbitration: Winds of Change and Protest in Europe?" will take place on the 26th and 27th April 2019.

Mag. Ralph Kilches is one of 3 speakers, who presents the topic "The Future of Investment Arbitration in Europe in the Wake of Achmea, for Better or for Worse..." (11:45-1:00 pm).

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Dismissal for extended lunch break

26.02.2019

A worker may be dismissed summarily if he “has left work without authorisation”. The absence must be substantial and without a legitimate reason.

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The legal consequences of the digital estate

26.02.2019

The German Federal Supreme Court ruled that heirs fully enter into all legal relationships of the testator due to the general applicable universal succession. This applies equally to all digital contracts with operators. 

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Telecom providers may unilaterally amend general terms and conditions and terms of payment

26.02.2019

Telecommunications providers are allowed to unilaterally modify general terms and conditions and terms for service prices on the basis of the statutory provisions of § 25 TKG without a contractual agreement in this respect.

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The German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) can be enforced by removing content and blocking

26.02.2019

Social network operators can enforce compliance with the Code of Conduct both by removing the illegal content and by blocking the user account concerned. 

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Reimbursement of commission in the event of flight cancellation

26.02.2019

If the flight is cancelled, the commission collected from the passenger by a brokerage company on the purchase of a flight ticket must also be refunded as part of the total price. 

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Chargeable bank statement unlawful

26.02.2019

The fee of € 2,00 for a transmission of account statements by mail, which is provided in the terms and conditions of a bank, is not legal.

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Parents damages in case of delayed education start of the child following an acciden

26.02.2019

Because of the injuries suffered in a traffic accident, the plaintiff's daughter was unable to take the entrance examination for medical studies. 

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Account charges may only be increased under certain conditions

26.02.2019

The transparency requirement of the KSchG stipulates that the consumer must be informed about the significant influencing factors of a fee increase in order to understand the effects of a clause.

 

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On the (in)validity of allographic wills

26.02.2019

According to the latest decision of the Supreme Court, testamentary decrees not handwritten by the testator are only valid if the testamentary witnesses themselves sign on the deed.

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