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  1. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    Federal Government draft bill planned for an Immigration of Skilled Workers Act, to promote the immigration of skilled workers from third countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/federal-government-draft-bill-planned-for-an-immigration-of-skilled-workers-act

    At present, the unemployment rate in Germany is at its lowest rate in decades. However, this positive development also poses a challenge of how to recruit a suitable number of skilled workers for the German labour ...

  2. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Facebook - at the cross-roads of data protection and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/facebook-at-the-cross-roads-of-data-protection-and-competition-law

    On Thursday, 7 February 2019, Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office, FCO) handed down its long-awaited decision on Facebook. It took the FCO nearly three years to conclude the ...

  3. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    GDPR fine against a telecommunications provider in Germany - here are the key facts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/dsgvo-bussgeld-gegen-einen-telekommunikationsanbieter

    On Tuesday, 9 December 2019, the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner announced in a press release that he had imposed a fine of EUR 9.55 million on the telecommunications service provider 1&1 Telecom GmbH.

  4. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    The BMWi should not rely on the IPlytics 5G Report to understand 5G technology leadership
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/the-bmwi-should-not-rely-on-the-iplytics-5g-report-to-understand-5g-technology-leadership

    A new report, authored by IPlytics and the Technical University of Berlin, and commissioned by the German BMWi, is being promoted to industry and journalists to answer the question “Which companies are leading 5G ...

  5. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Another FRAND CJEU referral? Don't bet on it.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/another-frand-cjeu-referral-don't-bet-on-it

    Germany's Federal Cartel Office has taken the unusual step of suggesting that first instance courts hearing ten Nokia v Daimler cases make a reference to the CJEU. Some have speculated that this intervention means that ...

  6. Legal news
    14 June 2019
    The Gmail Judgment of the Court of Justice: Some questions answered, new questions raised
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-gmail-judgment-of-the-court-of-justice

    On June 13, 2019, the Court of Justice (CJ) announced its judgment in the Gmail case . The judgment provides the CJ’s view on a question that has been subject of a dispute with the German national regulator which ...

  7. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    FCO clears acquisition of dating platform Lovoo
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/fco-clears-acquisition-of-dating-platform-lovoo

    The ProSiebenSat.1 Group strengthens its Internet dating platform business with the acquisition of the US app developer Meet Group. Although the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) found, that the acquisition will lead to ...

  8. Legal news
    17 May 2019
    Liberation of Crowdfunding in germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/liberation-of-crowdfunding-in-germany

    German Legislator reforms rules for crowdfunding allowing for broader exemption, transparency and investor protection