In the summer, the Chinese star artist Ai Weiwei, who has been living in exile in Berlin since 2015, had announced in public that he wanted to leave Germany. Reason: Germany is not an open society. There is hardly any room for open debates, no respect for dissenting voices. German culture is so strong that it does not really accept other ideas and arguments. On 13th October 2019, Henning von Zanthier moderated the discussion between Ai Weiwei and the Chinese poet Yang Lian about the influence of art and culture on politics and society at the oldest German business blub, VBKI, which got to the bottom of this assertion. Ai Weiwei said after the discussion: "This was the most meaningful discussion, I ever had."
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From the 16th to the 19th of October 2019 the attorneys-at-law Justyna Janik and Krzysztof Łakomski from VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ attended the 4th LookOut Business Delegation and the third edition of „Made in Wrocław“. It was the largest meeting of business in Wroclaw in the year. During the stay, our colleagues met many interesting people who realize innovative projects in the IT industry, including those related to virtual reality (VR). It was a great opportunity to talk to each other and understand their business. We believe that the established contacts will turn into long-term cooperation.
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The 42nd German Tax Advisors' Day in Berlin will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of October 2019 . On the 20th of October, Mr. Łukasz Dachowski and Mr. Rüdiger Schulz will present a lecture "An international adviser: investing in Poland and avoiding withholding taxes". We wish you a successful event.
The 32nd LAWASIA Conference will take place in Hong Kong from 5th to 8th November 2019. Henning von Zanthier, LL.M. will moderate the session on "Communications, Technology & Data Protection: The extra-territorial impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on businesses in the Asia Pacific region".
The members of the Asian-European network organisation, League of Lawyers, will meet in Hong Kong in November 2019 and hold the Annual General Meeting. Henning von Zanthier is the President of the League of Lawyers. The organization brings together medium-sized law firms from Asia and Europe that cooperate professionally and develop their business together. You can find out more at: www.leagueoflawyers.net.
On the 15th of October 2019 the new season of the Bundesliga Berlin Recycling Volleys will start. It will be inaugurated by a game against Gießen. As a sponsor we wish the current German Champion a successful season.
On the 24th of October 2019 Mr. Schulz will attend in the next meeting of the Committee of Financial Auditors Berlin.