We answer questions about grants and support programmes, bridging and emergency aid, questions about reduced hours working and tax deferrals and help you with your application. Our Corona team also provides regular information about new aid measures on our social media channels.
Compensation following closure orders
We believe that tradespeople are entitled to compensation from the Government if they are affected by closures and other serious corona restrictions.
Insurance companies covering business closure and legal expenses often believe that the pandemic provides a reason not to pay out. We have encountered this problem dozens of times already and found that in most cases persistence pays off; it often makes sense to insist that the (very expensive) insurance benefits are paid out.
Catering and hotel industry
The Covid-19 virus is having a dramatic impact on the whole economy. One of the areas severely affected is the catering industry. For this reason, we are paying special attention to the problems of this sector as a consequence of the corona crisis.
The consequences of the Covid-19 virus also affect employers and workers. The following is therefore an overview of short-time working, the employer’s options under employment law in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic and much more.
More about our expertise in labour law here.
If commercial premises cannot be used as a result of Corona measures, then a rent reduction may be considered. The first rulings on this issue are expected shortly. We will answer questions about rent payments.
Corporate law is also affected by the coronavirus. In the following we will inform you about virtual meetings and voting.
More about our advice on corporate law here.
Sports, events and culture
For many years now we have enjoyed a close relationship with the event industry, with festivals, fairs, conferences and congresses, but also with culture, theatres, musicians, actors, DJs, clubs and agencies. So it goes without saying that we have been providing help and advice with our free helpline since 16 March.
More about our expertise in sports and event law here.
Data protection law
Home office, visitor lists, Covid-19 cases at work, etc. Our data protection experts will help you with all questions regarding the protection of your data or the data of your employees.
More about our expertise on data protection law here.
Intellectual Property (IP)
The coronavirus also influences the work of patent and trademark offices worldwide.
More about our expertise on intellectual property rights here.
Now that summer is over, almost all events are prohibited again. We give advice on the interpretation of contracts and answer questions about cancellation fees.
We have successfully obtained an end to the curfew for a total of 50 Berlin restaurants.
First of all, we lodged emergency applications with the Berlin Administrative Court for 11 clients against the curfew imposed in Berlin as of 10 October. The Berlin Administrative Court granted the applications: The curfew was disproportionate, unnecessary and illegal.
Ban on spectators at Offenbacher Kickers lifted
For the Offenbacher Kickers regional league football club, we secured an expedited procedure before the Darmstadt administrative court, which forced the city of Offenbach to revoke its ban on spectators for the Hesse Derby.
Fabian Reinholz: “We are delighted that the Hesse Derby will not be a ‘ghost game’. Excluding spectators altogether in Offenbach was illegal at a time when events in closed rooms with 100 spectators were able to take place in the same place. Football is an open-air sport and the same conditions must apply as for indoor football”.
In times of severe restrictions on fundamental rights, data protection can easily be undermined. Prof. Niko Härting talks to his guests about fundamental and civil rights in times of Corona.