„Lieferkettenmanagement und Force Majeure in Coronazeiten in Großbritannien, Frankreich, Italien und Deutschland“

Webinar aus unserer Vortragsreihe “Advoselect Aktuell: Wirtschaftsrecht in Europa” – Corona – Spezial für Unternehmen

Lockdown, Lieferengpässe, Leistungsverzögerungen – Die Corona-Krise hat gezeigt, wie komplex und instabil globale Lieferketten sind. Bei der Bewältigung im eigenen Unternehmen ist die Geschäftsleitung mehr denn je gefordert: Erhebliche Haftungsrisiken dürfen trotz der häufig gebotenen Handlungseile nicht aus dem Blick verloren werden. Welche Pflichten treffen Geschäftsführung und Vorstand in der Corona-Krise? Unter welchen Voraussetzungen kann
sich das Unternehmen nach britischem, französischem, italienischen oder deutschem Recht erfolgreich auf Höhere Gewalt berufen? Und: auf welche Punkte ist zu achten, wenn auf das Lieferverhältnis das UN-Kaufrecht anwendbar ist? Für diese und weitere Fragen soll Ihnen das Webinar praxisbezogene Hilfestellungen geben.“

Termin: Di, 27.10.2020, 13.00 Uhr (MEZ)

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Referenten: Stephen Morrall, London; Ulrich Zschunke, Paris; Mario Dusi, Mailand; Dr. Jan Reese, Flensburg

Moderation: Frank E. R. Diem, Stuttgart


„Datenschutz in Europa“

Aus unserer Telefon-Vortragsreihe “Advoselect Aktuell: Wirtschaftsrecht in Europa”

Seit 2 Jahren gilt in allen EU-Mitgliedstaaten die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (Verordnung (EU)2016/679). Ziel dieses Vortrages ist es, eine Bilanz des 2 jährigen Bestehens der DS-GVO zu ziehen und zu beurteilen, ob das Ziel einer Harmonisierung des Rechts auf EU-Ebene erreicht wurde.

Hier geht’s zur Audio Datei des Vortrages:


Dienstag, 09.06.2020, ab 13.00 Uhr (MEZ), Dauer ca. 25 Minuten

Referent/Kanzlei: ZSCHUNKE Avocats, Paris


“Life in the time of Coronavirus – der britische Maβnahmenkatalog”

Aus unserer Telefon-Vortragsreihe “Advoselect Aktuell: Wirtschaftsrecht in Europa”

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Hier geht’s zur Text Datei des Vortrages:

Dienstag, 12.05.2020, ab 13.00 Uhr (MEZ), Dauer ca. 25 Minuten

Referent:Stephen Morrall, Hunters, London


Art sales during the lockdown – are your terms and conditions Coronavirus proof?

The lockdown and social distancing measures imposed by the government to fight the Coronavirus pandemic have changed the way auction houses and art galleries do business. Auction houses are moving sales online and are rediscovering the attraction of private treaty sales; and art dealers are moving online to exhibit art works on Instagram and Twitter, offer virtual gallery tours, and are selling online. But are your terms and conditions of business fit for purpose to deal with those changed circumstances and new ways of doing business?


The Art Market Carries on Behind Closed Doors: Private Treaty Sales

Despite auction houses and galleries being forced to close their doors for the time being, there will still be plenty of business transacted behind the scenes. Private treaty sales are likely to be a principal means of buying and selling artworks.

Unlike public auction sales, private treaty sales offer the parties to the transaction privacy, flexibility and control. That does not mean, however, that they should be entered into without an appropriate level of due diligence and a proper written and enforceable contract in place.


Aus unserer Telefon-Vortragsreihe “Advoselect Aktuell: Wirtschaftsrecht in Europa”

Nächster Vortrag:
„Schiedsgerichte – eine Alternative zur ordentlichen Gerichtsbarkeit im Internationalen Wirtschaftsleben?“

Hier geht’s zum Vortrag:


Referent: Ulrich Zschunke, Avocat a la Cour, Paris



Praxisberichte von internationalen Anwälten in Europa

Veranstaltung am 23. April im “Club International” in Leipzig – wird zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nachgeholt!

Bild: Tamasz Hegede

All Change (Climate Change)

Given that the deadline for this column fell a few days before the December Westminster Election Day, you will be pleased to hear that the next couple of column inches are a Brexit free zone, for a change. When I asked the kids what I should be writing about instead this month, the answer was: climate change (actually they said ‘the climate emergency’).

Ok, but what does that have to do with lawyers, you may ask. Well, the UN has been busy for a while now creating an ever more elaborate legal framework of international conventions and agreements on climate change, so that’s where the law comes in. In fact, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted as long ago as 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. Greta wasn’t even born back then. Let’s not dwell on how much CO2 all those delegates will have generated, jet-setting from one summit to the next ever since.



Rocky Road is a popular type of candy containing lumps of chocolate, marshmallows and nuts. It is also what the UK can expect to lie ahead in the months and years following Brexit as it endeavours to forge new relationships with the EU and trading partners around the world. The December elections have come and gone and, yes, much to Europe’s surprise, the English (if not necessarily the British and Northern Irish) electorate really did want Brexit. As the election results filtered through, and the scale of the Tory party triumph became clear, Der Spiegel, Germany’s weekly news magazine, concluded with some consternation that the geese really did vote for Christmas (that is because the Germans eat goose rather than turkey for Christmas, to stick with the food theme for a moment).


BREXIT – Alive and Kicking

I am relieved to report that the prime minister is alive and well and that any fears that he might be found dead in a ditch on 31 October 2019 were unfounded (as was perhaps always going to be expected). The only thing that may have landed in the ditch is his credibility but he doesn’t seem particularly fazed by the fact that this is a fairly commonly held belief, so that is ok then, too. I am equally pleased to report that, for the time being, the UK remains a fully-fledged member of the EU.

So where does this leave us? Well, to start off with, with a new flextension, potentially until 31 January 2020. Apart from that, between all the spin and counter-spin about the prime ministers “new” Brexit deal, it was actually rather difficult to understand what precisely had changed. The EU had said that it would not re-open the Brexit agreement itself, so the changes are in fact set out in a 64 page Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland included in the withdrawal agreement. The new deal is pretty much the old deal agreed by Theresa May with the EU in November 2018 but with certain changes to the customs status of the Irish border after Brexit replacing the old back-stop.