At the beginning of September DSC Legal had the honor to invite the members of IR Global to the well-known exhibition "The Story of Berin" - Berlin Kudamm. After completing the guided tour of the exhibition, the members expected a rich buffet in the rooms of DSC Legal, where they found themselves eating, drinking and talking to each other.
As Global Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group of IR Global, the world's largest professional services network, Dr. Peter Diedrich was delighted to host a round table on international real estate investment. The discussion, as part of IR Global's Virtual Round Table series, centered on financing and structuring cross-border real estate transactions, involving IR Global members from Germany, Belgium, California, New York, and Canada.
On April 13th, 2017, Dr. István Szabados, attorney-at-law, was appointed as notary in Berlin. He thereby strengthens the notary office of our firm, which until now has been led by Dr. Peter Diedrich, notary and attorney-at-law, which has been primarily focused in recent years on the notarization of mid- and large-sized real estate transactions, development projects of domestic and international investors, and corporate-law procedures.
(Federal Court of Justice, judgments of 4 July 2017 - XI ZR 562/15, XI ZR 233/16)
On 4 July 2017, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof - BGH) ruled invalid the general terms and conditions (Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen - AGB) pre-formulated by the defendant banks in loan agreements concluded between credit institutions and entrepreneurs (Unternehmer) for processing fees (Bearbeitungsgebühren), that did not depend on the term period.
DSC Legal is in the process of developing an innovative new offering to improve the efficiency and convenience of its legal and notarial services. The DSC Cloud, planned to launch later this year, will offer a secure data room platform for the exchange of documents. The system will allow the DSC Legal team, as well as clients and third-parties, to rapidly and securily share and collaborate on any document related to a notarization or legal matter from any computer or smartphone. Stay tuned.
DSC Legal is proud to have been awarded the honour of Gold Member status by IR Global, the world's largest professional services network, providing legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across 150 jurisdictions. Awarded to only 10 out of over 1,000 members, it recognizes DSC Legal's long-term investment and contribution to the development of the organization over the past five years. Peter Diedrich, Managing Partner of DSC Legal, serves as Global Chair of the Real Estate practice group of IR Global. The network allows DSC Legal to provide legal and other advice of the highest quality across the globe.
Peter Diedrich recently traveled to Singapore to take part in IR Global’s On the Road conference, as well as to deepen DSC Legal’s relationships with several private equity firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
DSC Legal will be hosting a reception and information session on May 5th, 2017 for university students interested in pursuing an apprenticeship with the firm. The evening will give the chance to learn more about the work of attorneys and notaries, to meet our team, and to understand more about our apprenticeship program.
On March 9, 2017, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed the "Act for the Reform of the Construction Contract Law, for the Change of Liability for Commercial Liability, and for the Reinforcement of Civil Procedural Legal Protection".