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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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Offshore to Reshore: US Businesses Shift Strategies

November 2, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the business environment in new ways. We’ve become familiar with some changes, such as increased remote work and disruption to global supply chains. Now, we’re seeing U.S. companies increasingly protect themselves from disruptions by reshoring. For decades, U.S. companies moved business operations and manufacturing to countries in Asia or…

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Bunnycide in Switzerland?

October 15, 2022

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland in Lausanne has decided: The German discount retailer Lidl is not allowed to sell its Easter chocolate bunnies in Switzerland anymore. The Federal Supreme Court even ordered Lidl to destroy all such items still in stock. But what happened? The Federal Supreme Court’s decision is the result of litigation…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2022

As fall begins and the leaves change, people and businesses turn their attention to the vital issue of breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the world’s most common cancer, accounting for 12% of new cancer cases worldwide in 2021. While breast cancer is caused by genetic abnormalities, only 5-10% of…

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Meet Caitlin Becker – BridgehouseLaw

October 6, 2022

Caitlin Becker is an attorney barred in North Carolina, specializing in international corporate and immigration work and joined the BridgehouseLaw Charlotte office in August 2021. She works in a wide variety of specialties, drafting an employment agreement one day and a demand letter the next. Her proficiency in the German language and advanced knowledge of Italian…

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Meet Thomas Joa – BridgehouseLaw Charlotte, North Carolina

September 6, 2022

Thomas Joa is a recent graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, currently awaiting results from the July 2022 bar exam. Thomas joined the BridgehouseLaw Charlotte office in August. He works on a wide array of matters including international trade, immigration, and corporate law. Mr. Joa regularly assists clients with visa applications and…

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The German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains

September 6, 2022

1. “Heal the world”? On January 1, 2023 the German “Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz (LksG)”, Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains will come into force. This will mark a milestone within the EU to fight slave-like working conditions and vice versa to protect human rights worldwide. According to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation…

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Reinhard von Hennigs – German Honorary Consul for the Charlotte Area

August 24, 2022

As Honorary Consul, Mr. von Hennigs can assist the German people with the following matters: Obtaining German Passports Passport Renewals Obtaining German Citizenship Family Registrations (Birth, Death, Divorce, Marriage) Name Change Registration Signature Authentication Inheritance Matters Life Certificates To learn more about the Honorary Consul position and its services, check out the Honorary Consul website.

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Ferrero Recall

July 24, 2022

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. will recall two of its chocolate products sold in the United States. The recalls were voluntary and were due to potential salmonella contamination. Although this recall may be disappointing or concerning to some chocolate lovers, this voluntary recall was a smart business…

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Meet Michael Heinze – BridgehouseLaw Germany

July 24, 2022

Michael is one of the new attorneys joining BridgehouseLaw Germany and will be working out of Cologne and Bonn. Get to know Michael by reading his bio below: Michael Heinze, LL.M.: Specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law and LL.M. (Real Estate Law) Expertise: – Commercial and corporate law – Real estate law – Commercial tenancy…

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