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German Supreme Court awards damages for lawsuit without jurisdiction

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German Supreme Court awards damages for lawsuit without jurisdiction

International trade offers not only many opportunities, but also some risks. One of these risks is t...

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Representation during customs inspection in Hamburg

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Representation during customs inspection in Hamburg

O&W Customs Attorneys today helped a company steer a Customs Inspection in the right direction a...

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Export permit rejected by German BAFA – how to proceed

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Export permit rejected by German BAFA – how to proceed

If an export licence is rejected by the German authorities, especially the BAFA, good advice is req...

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Embargo/Sanctions – does it lead to force majeure under German law?

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Embargo/Sanctions – does it lead to force majeure under German law?

If an embargo is imposed or sanctions are introduced, trade with a state can be severely disrupted. ...

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Port congestion can lead to force majeure under German law

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Port congestion can lead to force majeure under German law

Port congestion does not occur very often, but once it does occur, the impact is often significant....

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Caution with jurisdiction clauses in small print conditions

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Caution with jurisdiction clauses in small print conditions

The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg has clarified that there is no effective court of jurisdiction ...

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Incoterms 2020

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Incoterms 2020

A new version of the Incoterms, the Incoterms 2020, will probably enter into force on January 1, 202...

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Complaint against German customs – is it worth it?

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Complaint against German customs – is it worth it?

Many of our clients ask themselves whether a complaint against the German customs office makes sense...

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How to handle (long-term) supplier declarations

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How to handle (long-term) supplier declarations

The supplier’s declaration is one of the most frequently issued commercial documents in the ...

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Customs infringements: Catalogue of fines

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Customs infringements: Catalogue of fines

We are frequently asked by clients whether there is a list of customs fines in which penalties can b...

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