This GvW International Newsletter deals with the recent amendments in German Foreign Trade and Payments Act and German Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation which enable the relevant authorities to more effectively examine and prevent critical company acquisitions from third countries if those could endanger the public order or security of Germany.
In this issue we report on the new German “Corona Warning App” and of course its legal consequences, especially under data protection law.
We also comment on the second Social Protection Package which adopted by the German Parliament in order to make the access easier to social services, i.e. expanded possibilities for workers with reduced hours to earn money on the side or the extension of the period for claiming unemployment benefits.
You will also find in this issue information from our Shanghai and from our Istanbul office on the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic in these regions.
We wish you an interesting read!
Dr Gökce Uzar Schüller, Attorney at Law, Frankfurt and Istanbul