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Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH – Dortmund court dismisses lawsuit

Yesterday, the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Dortmund dismissed the claims in Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH (Case No. 7 O 95/15) based on the statute of limitations.  The case concerned claims for personal injury and death brought by four Pakistani nationals against German retailer KiK Textilien and Non-Food GmbH (“KiK”) in

Supply chain liability under the law of negligence: What does Jabir and Others v KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH mean for European companies with supply chains in the sub-continent and other common law countries?

Last month a court in Dortmund heard arguments in Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH.  It is a case brought against a German retailer, under English law principles of tort in relation to a fire at the factory of a supplier in Pakistan.  This post explains what the case is about and

Germany Reverses its Support for Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Germany’s recently announced opposition to the inclusion of ISDS in the TTIP contrasts with publicly expressed support from the European Commission and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Lead TTIP negotiators voiced strong support for ISDS at the conclusion of the most recent TTIP round earlier this month in Brussels. ISDS also is strongly supported by both the American and European business communities, and both the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and BusinessEurope have publicly urged that ISDS be included in the TTIP.

The Global Antitrust Corner – Latest Developments in U.S. and EU Cartel Damages Claims

On 9 December, we are hosting a 60-minute webcast featuring Hogan Lovells lawyers from London, Munich, and Washington, D.C. who will address recent developments for businesses facing or contemplating potential antitrust damages claims in the United States and Europe, including the United Kingdom and Germany, as major jurisdictions for cartel damages claims. This is the fifth program in

Setting the Arena – The German Regulator Proposes Possible Scenarios for the Future Allocation of Mobile Broadband Frequencies

By Dr. Harm-Randolf Döpkens The German telecoms regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) is currently considering different scenarios for the future allocation of frequencies for mobile broadband services.  This initiative relates to the discussion about the 900 and 1,800 MHz frequencies that are currently used by mobile operators for their GSM networks. The current licenses for these frequencies