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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