Fun Facts To Start a Conversation

March 15, 2023

The official first day of Spring is March 20, 2023. For many people springtime involves setting clocks forward by one hour, warmer weather, longer days, and more outdoor gatherings. Just as nature renews itself as it awakens from hibernation, people may want to renew their trivia knowledge as they venture back into active social and…

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Europe Implements Import Control System 2 (ICS2) on March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

Beginning March 1, 2023, all goods shipped into or transiting through the EU, Northern Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland by air will need to have: (1) a six-digit Harmonized System (HS) code and (2) an accurate goods description for each item in the shipment. Additionally, if the sender knows the receiver’s Economic Operator Registration and Identification…

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2023 New Years Reception German Honorary Consul

February 9, 2023

On February 1, 2023, the 2023 New Year’s Reception, held by Reinhard von Hennigs, took place at the Panthers’ Den at the Bank of America Stadium. We thank everyone who came to support the German community. We do appreciate the sponsors who helped make this wonderful evening happen: Tepper Entertainment & Sports, Gilde Brewery, The…

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Comparing EU and US Employment Law: Records Retention

February 9, 2023

It is customary for employers to roll out changes to business and organizational structures at the start of a new year. Sometimes those changes require onboarding new employees or off-boarding current employees. Whether an employee is new or recently departed from the team, there are mandatory employment records that must be retained for specific periods…

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Brittney Griner Story Raises Additional Legal Concerns for the International Sporting Community

January 20, 2023

The Winter Olympics in Milan, Italy will start on February 6, 2026. The international sporting federations have until September 2023 to submit their official Winter Olympic 2026 qualification systems and events to the International Olympic Committee. Olympic-hopeful athletes must compete in predetermined qualifying sporting events to be eligible for consideration as accredited Olympic athletes. These…

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Expanded EV Incentives for 2023

January 12, 2023

The U.S. expects to see a significant increase in new Electric Vehicle (“EV”) infrastructure projects thanks to a major piece of legislation passed in August of last year. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) was passed in order to address rising inflation by reducing the federal deficit, lowering prescription drug prices, and investing in…

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Mariah Carey: The Queen of Christmas?

December 15, 2022

Since the 1994 release of “All I Want for Christmas is You”, Mariah Carey has become inextricably linked with the Christmas holiday season. Shortly after the release of this song in 1994, it topped the charts in twenty-six countries, including Mexico and Germany. Even now, every year the song surges in popularity as the holidays…

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Beer-ban in Qatar

December 5, 2022

For many people, beer is one of the first things they associate with a soccer match and an integral part of the stadium experience. Prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the US beer company Budweiser was granted an exclusive license to sell its beer at stadiums in Qatar. However, just two days before the…

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Penal Consequences for Putin’s Supporters in Germany?

November 15, 2022

Could supporters of Russia’s war in Ukraine menace legal consequences in Germany in the future? Since Russia’s attack on February 24, 2022, on Ukraine, many demonstrations have occurred in Germany, mostly in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. But there are also demonstrations organized by members of the huge Russian community in Germany (around 2 million…

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GlobalBridge – The Global Business and Law Podcast from BridgehouseLaw

November 7, 2022

GlobalBridge A new, attorney-hosted podcast dedicated to providing insight into a variety of global business and law topics. Guest speakers include attorneys, former USCIS officials, and more!

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