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Autumn-Meeting of DIRO November 14th - November 15th, 2013 in Hamburg

Our law firm will participate in the general meeting of DIRO from November 14th - November 15th, 2013, especially in the practice group tax law.

Experts in tax law from various DIRO law firms participate in this meeting to achieve an international exchange of the latest tax developments.

Games Industry - Business Delegation to Poland (Cracow, Warsaw, Poznan), October 15-18, 2013

Mr. Henning von Zanthier participated from October 15th to 18th in business delegation through the hotspots of Poland’s games industry, organized by Berlin Partner GmbH in cooperation with berlinbrandenburg e.V. The trip was an opportunity for the participating companies for finding new cooperation partners in Poland. Henning von Zanthier gave during the business delegation lectures about legal aspect of cooperation between German and Polish IT-companies, IT-specialists and public institutions.
A summary of the Business Delegation is available here.

SEPA direct debit is coming

The date for the introduction of the SEPA direct debit is approaching: On February 1st, 2014 the national payment systems will be turned off. On that date a transition to the SEPA payment system will occur.

The associated changes require a high conversion effort in many organizations. According to the recommendation of the German Central Bank, companies should apply for and receive the necessary creditor identification number until the end of October. More information on this topic in our latest tax alert.

Further topics: Commuting allowance for journeys to the family home, news about the application of the 1%-rule, tax deductibility of the repair costs for misfuelling, tax declaration via ELSTER, effectiveness of the beauty repair clause.

German-Polish Business Circle (Deutsch-Polnischer Wirtschaftskreis) in Poznań

Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal attended on Monday October 7th, 2013 the Business Breakfast. 

26th LAWASIA Conference

From October 27th until October 30th, 2013 the LAWASIA Conference will take place in Singapore.

“Safeguarding your M&A deal from cross-cultural currents” is one of the main topics of the conference, to which Mr. Henning von Zanthier, LL. M. will give a lecture.

On this occasion, the founding meeting of the “League of Lawyers” will take place on October 26th 2013 in Singapore. Mr. Henning von Zanthier is a founding member of the “League of Lawyers”(

New Employee of Tax Department

Prof. Dr. Wojciech Stiller from the Berlin School of Economics and Law works from the 1st September 2013 as an independent consultant for our law firm and will combine the academic approach and the practical experience in the field of tax law. The closeness to the Berlin School of Economics and Law enables the use of research results and new tendencies in the field of tax law. 

Expansion of skills in IT Law

Jolanta Krzemińska expanded her qualification in IT law. In July she has completed a training course on software production, transfer-contracts and maintenance, as well as e-business.

International Cooperation Forum Gamesmacht@Gamescom

There will be an international cooperation forum called Gamesmacht@gamescom in Cologne from August 21st to August 22nd, 2013. Henning von Zanthier and Jolanta Krzeminska will be attending this event. This event addresses the international games industry and gives you a great opportunity to establish contacts with future business partners. For more information.

Preliminary decision proceedings before the European Court of Justice

Magdalena Stawska-Höbel has filed an opinion in a preliminary ruling of the District Court Wedding to the European Court of Justice. Opinions in the preliminary ruling may be submitted by the parties of the main proceeding, by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council as well as by the Member States of the European Union. Our law firm represents the defendant. The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union is to be expected in about a year.

Exemption from Taxes on goods and services: New intra-Community value added tax rules Supplies of goods and services subject to VAT

New standards of proof for a supply to another EU member state are effective from January 2013. Under the regulations, other documents as delivery receipt to the customer are allowed. Find more about it here.

Other topics: the power of volunteering, tax rates on the conservation services, costs of  the foreign building production, business car expenses, divorce costs tax deduction. 

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