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Legal Counsellor

Below you will find legal tips and first aid on various fields of law and specific cases. If you have suffered damages in one of the following cases, Berlin based attorney Sascha C. Fürstenow will be happy to advise you and offer you a free and non-binding initial assessment of your circumstances.

Buying real estate — especially: Buying a condominium

When buying a condo­minium, from the point of view of the buyer, it is important that the purchase contract is legally in order and not to the detriment of the buyer. In addition to the purchase contract, the decla­ration of division (Teilungserk­lärung) must then be examined as a further important document.   On the contract of sale of a...

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The law for the protection of business secrets (GeschGehG)

With the German Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets (GeschGehG), which came into force on 26 April 2019, the EU Directive on the Protection of Secrets was imple­mented and serves to better protect confi­dential know-how and trade secrets from illegal acqui­sition, use and disclosure. This means that the marginal regula­tions concerning the...

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Misuse of credit cards and giro cards

Misuse of credit cards, giro cards etc. after card and PIN have been inter­cepted or stolen from the post office / mailbox Unfor­tu­nately, it seems to be becoming increas­ingly common that when a credit card or giro card is sent by post and the bank subse­quently sends the corre­sponding PIN, the bank card and PIN either do not reach the bank...

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Retrieval of an incor­rectly made bank transfer

It can be difficult to retrieve an incor­rectly made bank transfer, but it is possible under certain circum­stances, which is why you should always try to retrieve it from your own bank.   The facts of the case: retrieval of a transfer in the event of fraud­ulent recipient of funds A buyer buys a machine on the Internet. The seller requires a...

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