Germany Energy M&A Podcast

Investor-Überlegungen im Deutschen Sektor der Erneuerbaren Energien



Deutschland ist nach wie vor ein wichtiger Markt für Investitionen im Bereich Erneuerbare Energien. Die regulatorischen Rahmenbedingungen sind stabil, und im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern gab es in Deutschland keine rückwirkenden Kürzungen der Einspeiseförderung. Daher ist die Nachfrage der Investoren nach Projekten in Deutschland seit Jahren hoch.

Worauf sollten Investoren bei der rechtlichen Prüfung von Projekten achten? Dies erläutert Kerstin Henrich von Jones Day.


Germany Energy M&A Podcast

Investor Considerations in Germany’s Renewable Energy Sector



Germany remains an important market for renewable energy investments. The regulatory framework is stable, and in contrast to other countries, Germany imposes no retroactive reductions in feed-in subsidies. For years, these favorable conditions have led to robust investor demand for renewable energy projects.
But what should investors look out for when auditing these projects? Jones Day’s Kerstin Henrich explains.

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What to Do When … You’re Preparing Your Company for a Cyberattack



Cyberattacks, which can result in data breaches and the unauthorized access of a company’s—or its clients’ and customers’—information, are a threat to organizations of nearly any size. Jones Day’s Jeff Rabkin, Jimmy Kitchen, and Rich DeNatale talk about how organizations can prepare so they can respond effectively in the event of a cyberattack.


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Jones Day Talks Health Care: Litigating the Affordable Care Act



 Jones Day partners Ann Hollenbeck and Cathy Livingston talk about Texas v. U.S., the litigation regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. They also discuss recent regulatory actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding association health plans and short-term limited duration insurance.


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Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property: The Women in IP Law Initiative



Jones Day’s “Women in IP” Initiative addresses the historic underrepresentation of women in intellectual property law with topical programming, networking opportunities, strategic mentoring arrangements, and a popular speaker series. Jones Day IP lawyers Meredith Wilkes (Chair of the WIP Initiative), Tracy Stitt (a rising star in the IP Practice), and Anthony Insogna (the IP Practice Chair) discuss the Initiative’s goals, its progress, and the response from the legal community.

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Drone Regulations: Is the Sky the Limit?



As the commercial and recreational markets for drone technology continue to expand, federal and state regulators are turning their attention to rules for operators, public safety issues, and personal privacy concerns. Jones Day’s Dean Griffith describes the current regulatory environment for unmanned aircraft and talks about what’s next for this game-changing technology.


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La crise des « emprunts toxiques » en France | France’s Toxic Loans Crisis



Depuis une quinzaine d’années, des centaines de collectivités locales françaises avaient contracté des emprunts à taux structuré indexé notamment sur des parités de devises ou des écarts de parités de devises afin d’optimiser leur conditions d’emprunt. A partir de 2010, la crise des dettes souveraines a provoqué une baisse très significative du cours de l’euro par rapport au franc suisse notamment et de nombreuses collectivités locales ont alors fait face au renchérissement des taux et des conditions de sortie de ces prêts. Frédéric Gros, associé du cabinet Jones Day, nous en dit plus sur ces emprunts structurés et sur les contentieux initiés par les collectivités locales contre les banques. 

During the last decade, hundreds of French cities agreed to enter into loan agreements at a structured rate tied to the foreign exchange market in order to improve their borrowing conditions. Since 2010 , the sovereign debt crisis led to an unexpected fall of the euro versus the Swiss franc, and many French local authorities (cities, départements, and lands) had to face expensive interest rates and onerous exit costs for these loans. Jones Day partner Frédéric Gros talks about these structured loans and the numerous lawsuits made by the French local authorities against the banks.


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SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu: A Game-Changer for Patent Litigation and a Check on Government Agency Overreach



In a Supreme Court matter argued on behalf of software developer SAS Institute Inc., Jones Day successfully challenged part of how the U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board conducts its inter partes review proceedings. But that’s just half the story. Jones Day partners Greg Castanias, Dave Cochran, and John Marlott explain why the Supreme Court’s decision has significant implications for cases involving government agency overreach. 


Medicare Appeals and Telemedicine Reimbursement

Jones Day Talks Health Care & Life Sciences: Medicare Appeals and Telemedicine Reimbursements



A recent Fifth Circuit decision is good news for health care providers struggling with the Medicare appeals process, but the agency’s limited reimbursements for telemedicine services continue to frustrate providers. Jones Day’s Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell explain.


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Deutsche Unternehmen: Sind Sie auf die EU-Whistleblower-Richtlinie vorbereitet?



In Europa wird es demnächst neue Regeln für Schutzmassnahmen für Whistleblower in Unternehmen geben, die Betrug, Steuerhinterziehung, Verletzungen von Arbeitsschutzvorschriften und ähnliche Missstände melden. Ein von der EU-Kommission veröffentlichter Richtlinienentwurf soll Whistleblower vor Vergeltungsmaßnahmen schützen und gleichzeitig spezifische Meldewege und Reaktionspflichten für Arbeitgeber einführen. Die Jones Day Partner Karin Holloch und Markus Kappenhagensprechen über die Neuerungen, die die Whistleblower-Richtlinie für deutsche Unternehmen mit sich bringen wird, wie sie sich auf das deutsche Arbeitsrecht auswirken wird, sowie über die Berichts- und Compliance-Anforderungen der Richtlinie.