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  1. Legal news
    09 October 2019
    ICO – Germany’s BaFin publishes new guidance notice on crypto token regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/ico-neues-bafin-merkblatt

    On 16 August 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published an updated guidance notice (German) on the issuance of crypto token (e.g. through ICO, ITS or TGE) providing assistance with ...

  2. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Statement from the Danish FSA regarding SCA in the light of the opinion from the Danish FSA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/statement-from-the-danish-fsa-regarding-sca

    The Danish FSA (DFSA) has just issued a statement following the EBA's opinion of 21 June 2019 on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).

  3. Legal news
    07 August 2019
    Implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Rise or Demise of the German Crypto Market?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/umsetzung-der-5-geldwaescherichtlinie

    The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen – BMF) published a draft legislative proposal (German) to implement the European directive to amend the fourth European anti-money laundering directive ...

  4. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    PayPal Surcharging: FlixMobility appeals decision of Munich Regional Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/paypal-surcharging-urteil-flixmobility-legt-berufung-ein

    FlixMobility responds with an appeal to a surprising decision of the Regional Court of Munich I (LG München) from December 2018 in favor of the German association to combat unfair competition (Wettbewerbszentrale) which ...

  5. Legal news
    19 August 2019
    Financing Options – New Framework for Startups in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/financing-options-new-framework-for-startups-in-germany

    One of the most important questions for every young enterprise is its financing. Business angels, accelerator programmes and classic bank financing are just some of the options. Rather new is the possibility of ...

  6. Legal news
    21 August 2019
    PSD2: BaFin announces postponing SCA-rules for online credit card payments in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-bafin-announces-postponing-sca-rules-for-online-credit-card-payments-in-germany

    The requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for payment service providers was scheduled for 14 September 2019. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), however, just announced it will not ...

  7. Legal news
    22 January 2019
    Italian supervisory instructions for banks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/italian-supervisory-instructions-for-banks

    Bank of Italy implemented EBA Guidelines on major incident reporting and EBA Guidelines on the security measures for operational and security risks of payment services

  8. Legal news
    21 January 2019
    When is an air carrier not an air carrier? A Regulation 261 anomaly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/when-is-an-air-carrier-not-an-air-carrier-a-regulation-261-anomaly

    On 6 December 2018 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") issued a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of EU Regulation 261/2004 ("Regulation 261") Article 2(a), Article 5(1)(c) and Article 7(1). These ...

  9. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Danish FSA issues statement on its interpretation of "account information services"
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/danish-fsa-has-issues-statement-on-its-interpretation-of-account-information-services

    On 30 January 2019, the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority ("Danish FSA") issued a statement on its interpretation of account information services ("AIS") under the Danish payments act no. 652 of 8 June 2018

  10. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    EBA and ESMA reports on crypto-assets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eba-and-esma-reports-on-crypto-assets

    On January 9, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) each published advice on crypto-assets to the European Commission (EC) and the European Union ...