Reform of the Costs Regime: Substantial Increase of German Court and Legal Fees

In its last session before the summer recess on July 5, 2013, and hence the last session of this parliament ahead of the general elections in September 2013, the German lawmakers passed a host of new laws. As items 68 and 69 on the packed agenda, the Upper Chamber (Bundesrat) approved the compromise reached in the mediation committee (Vermittlungsausschuss) of the Upper and the Lower House (Bundestag) on court and legal fees. Continue reading

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ABA Journal: Amici Letters for 100 Best Blawgs 2013

Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a blog—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blog you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.”

The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2013. Just in case you’re interested, some blawgs that I read regularly, in alpabetical order: Adam Smith, Esq.Art Law Report, Kluwer Arbitration Blog and Letters Blogatory.

 

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DIS Conference: Arbitrating in Germany, London, September 2, 2013

The German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, DIS) hosts a conference on Arbitrating in Germany on September 2, 2013 in London. The conference is co-organised by Queen Mary, University of London and held at Queen Mary’s, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Places will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis. Participation is free of charge, and registration is open until August 26, 2013. Here’s the link to the programme, and here to the registration form. See you in London!

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