A wider truth about Germany

In the light of court cases against Bayer’s U.S. acquisition Monsanto and falling share prices, the fate of the chemical giant grants interesting insights into Germany’s corporate culture, writes Frederick Studemann in the Financial Times on 17 May 2019. On the one hand, Bayer is a model of how to deal with the challenges of global mergers, on the one hand, the high number of lawsuits offers an eloquent testimony of the pitfalls of pursuing new technologies. Bayer is not the only example for that matter, just think of Volkswagen or Deutsche Bank. Frederick Studemann quotes Klaus Schweinsberg on Germany’s ambivalent attitude to innovation and modern technology – desired on the one hand, but rather not at home, which also reflects on Angela Merkel’s ending era.
Read the full article in FT of 17 May 2019

Terrorism Threat Blackout

A digital terrorist attack on our electricity or water supply – Science fiction or a real threat? Researches by the German TV Show ‘Kontroverse’ show: Blackout is a real threat to us all against which we are insufficiently protected.

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The Supervisory Board, the Public and Confidentiality

The role of the supervisory boards has become an increasing focus of public attention along with public debates about companies. Precise questions are raised concerning proper supervision as well as the controllers’ responsibility. Advisory Boards, in turn, are searching a way to the public eye for various reasons. The resulting balancing act……

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The most important Members of Supervisory Boards in Germany

This manual provides a unique and systematic overview of the most important members of supervisory boards in Germany. It includes entries about more than 1.300 personalities covering their mandates in renowned corporations. The editors are Professor Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg and lawyer Carsten Laschet. Available in German only.

Super Election Year 2013

Changes among the German supervisory boards. The year 2013 was announced as super election year for supervisory boards: To date 79 out of 248 board positions on the shareholders side have been newly elected or confirmed in DAX30 corporations.