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Update: Extraordinary Measures Schindhelm China

Upon expiration of the temporary decision of the City of Shanghai on January 27th, 2020, after which in the wake of the corona virus outbreak all companies in the Shanghai area were prohibited from commencing work until February 9th, 2020, 11:59 p.m., our colleagues restarted operations in Shanghai and Taicang on February 10th, 2020.

The service and support of the ongoing mandates can initially only be managed via home office. For the resumption of work on site in our offices in Shanghai and Taicang, the last measures still must be implemented in accordance with the currently applicable health regulations. In the course of the 8th calendar week, we will be available to our clients in our offices in Shanghai and Taicang. We ask all clients for their understanding in this continuing exceptional situation.

If you have any mandate-related questions or if you have any questions about the currently applicable health regulations in connection with the resumption of work in China, please do not hesitate to contact our office in Osnabrück, Dr. Bernhard Heringhaus, phone: +49 541 32 45 - 119, email: .

New office in Frankfurt

We are pleased to announce that SCWP Schindhelm Services SE, Alliance of European Commercial Law Firms, has opened a new office in Frankfurt. Our 230 lawyers at 27 offices in 13 countries will thus support you with international  competence, commitment and valuable local experience in every one of your projects.

On 01.01.2020 the new location of Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has opened its doors in Frankfurt. The head of the new office in the German commercial metropolis is Schindhelm partner Dr. Karolin Nelles, LL.M. The focus of her work is on data protection law as well as e-commerce and contracts/standard terms.

New Schindhelm Office in Munich

On 1 April 2018 Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Osnabrück is opening its new  office in Bavaria’s vibrant metropolis Munich. The office is located at Goethestraße 52, 80336 Munich, Germany.  It will be managed by attorney-at-law and  Diplom-Betriebswirt FH (degree in business administration) Dr. Thomas Scharpf. Mr. Dr. Scharpf worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG, Munich  prior to joining Schindhelm with a professional focus on commercial law, corporate law as well as national and international capital market law.

With its new office in Munich, Schindhelm intensifies its presence in Southern Germany and strengthens its link to the Schindhelm offices in Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

New data protection law 2018

With effect from 25.05.2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply within the European Union. Until that date companies and public authorities have time to implement the necessary measures. A breach of the provisions of the GDPR could lead to financial penalties of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the previous business year.

Further details on this subject are available here.

New at Schindhelm: Strong Network in Asia

By way of the newly established Asia Network we offer profound legal advice in Asia with reliable and competent local partners. Therefore, our Asian engagement which commenced in 2010 by setting-up our Asia Desk (previously China Desk) and the Shanghai Office has now been broadened and strengthened.

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Poland

ANTI-CRISIS SHIELD ADOPTED ON 31st MARCH 2020

On the weekend of 21st and 22nd March this year, the first information on detailed solutions of the planned package of laws, known as the anti-crisis shield, was published. Only a few hours later it was revealed that proposals for changes and additions were presented by the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, the Social Insurance Institution and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów; UOKiK). It has also been made public that the new provisions are to take into account proposals for supporting entrepreneurs announced by the President of the Republic of Poland. In the meantime, a draft act was made available. On 26th March this year, a partially amended draft was adopted by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Polish Parliament. The Sejm (lower Parliament’s chamber) adopted the law that included further amendments on 28th March. Already on 30th March, the Senate considered the document submitted by the Sejm and introduced a number of significant changes. The Sejm rejected most of them the next day, restoring the content of the law to its original version. The Act on amending the Act on special solutions related to the prevention, counteracting and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 568) was signed by the President as well as published and it entered into force on the same day.