Last year, I looked at “best of” lists from the English-speaking world and complied a survey comprising the New York Times, The Guardian, JazzWise, Pitchfork and Slate. This year, I took a slightly different approach and combined the Anglo-Saxon view provided by the New York Times and The Guardian with two German sources, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Radio).
As a result, the survey contains more (continental) European artists. But like last year, there is very little overlap and the compilation is pretty diverse. Continue reading →
Dear readers, enjoy the holiday season, however and wherever you celebrate!
The photo shows my hometown, Aschaffenburg, on a winter’s night. In the upper right-hand corner, the five towers of Schloss Johannisburg stand out. Credit: Gianluca C , Winter Night (64413201), CC BY 3.0
Pleased to see that leading German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche has included my firm and myself it its 2022 ranking of top litigation firms and individual practitioners. It feels good to be in the company of such esteemed colleagues – including quite a few opposing counsel. Thanks to all those of who voted for me. I will try my very best to live up to your expectations!
Earlier this week, I realised that this year, the Abrahamic family of religions celebrate in close proximity to each other: Ramadan and Lent overlap, Passover and Easter commence on the same day, on 15 April – a rare occurrence ever since the Council of Nicaea in 325 separated Christian Easter computation from the Jewish calendar. Wouldn’t it be a good idea if we all focused more on what we have in common, rather that what separates us?
Happy Passover, Chag Pesach Sameach, Ramadan Mubarak and Happy Easter!
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