Neither liability umbrellas nor structured distributors protect intermediaries from personal liability

– When sellers, intermediaries and advisors are themselves in the fire in the case of insolvent investments –   A well-known structural distributor was ordered to pay damages by judgment of 31.07.2014 (LG Frankfurt/Main, Case No. 2-32 O 154/13) because an investment advisor insufficiently informed about risks of a real estate fund. Structural distributors and […]

No obligation to provide information on taxes and social security contributions on occupational pensions

The Federal Labour Court (BAG, ruling of 18.02.2020, Ref. 3 AZR 206/18) decided that an employer did not owe compensation for damages simply because he had not correctly informed about social insurance contribution obligations at an information event, and simply because he did not even address the topic of social insurance.   Then he did […]

Does the Federal Agency permit double collection of short-time work benefits (KUG) and full closure insurance (BSV) ?

Short-time work compensation (KUG) is only available as a subsidiary social benefit under the Third Social Security Code. According to legal regulations, benefits or insurance contractual legal claims from a business closure insurance (BSV) are credited, i.e. deducted. This is now said to have changed temporarily by an order of the Federal Institute for Salaried Employees (BA). Really?

Company pension scheme: Company loses all its pension assets to insolvency administrator

– OLG Naumburg: Consultants are liable for losses and incorrect advice –   Insolvency administrator draws company and private pension provision completely an investment broker and insurance brokers are happy to advertise company and private pension provision for entrepreneurs as “seizure-proof and insolvency-proof”. However, this is not the case, as a recent ruling by the […]

Training liability in insurance, capital investment and bank sales

Why training and sales managers are personally liable in private health insurance sales. An analysis by attorney Dr. Johannes Fiala and mathematician Peter A. Schramm.   Landauf Landab insurance brokers, independent financial service providers and bank advisors complain that at sales events held by trainers, they actually only experience positive product features through colourful pictures, […]

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Asset protection: Protect your private or business assets from creditors and insolvency From our daily practice we know that there are a number of different ways to lose your assets and also your old age provision. The classic cases in the private sector go far beyond the extent of inflation and tax liability. For example, […]