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  1. Legal news
    15 October 2018
    PSD2/ZAG: Update: Intra Group Exemption remains in Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/psd2-zag-update-konzernausnahme-bleibt-doch-weitestgehend-unangetastet

    The implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in form of German Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz (ZAG – Payment Services Oversight Act) required a number of adjustments in payment services as of ...

  2. Legal news
    01 June 2018
    Public Consultation on 'Regulatory Sandbox' in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/public-consultation-on-regulatory-sandbox-in-spain

    Spanish Ministry of Economy launches a Public Consultation on the implementation of a 'Regulatory Sandbox' regime for Financial Services in Spain.

  3. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Spanish Ministry of Economy and Enterprise publishes the 'draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/spanish-ministry-of-economy-and-enterprise-publishes-the-draft-law-on-the-digital-transformation

    Spain's Ministry of Economy and Enterprise has published the draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system' ("anteproyecto de Ley de transformación digital del sistema financiero"). This draft includes ...

  4. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-regulators-consult-in-parallel-about-the-online-decision-making-processes

    Recently, two separate consultations were launched by regulators about the online decision-making environment. This refers to the way in which a website is designed to sell products or services. The consultations are ...

  5. Twobirds news
    09 October 2020
    Bird & Bird advises investor Antin on a joint venture between Eurofiber and Vattenfall
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/germany/bird-and-bird-advises-investor-antin-on-a-joint-venture-between-eurofiber-and-vattenfall

    Bird & Bird LLP advised the private equity firm Antin Infrastructure Partners, the sole shareholder of Eurofiber, on the formation of a joint venture between Eurofiber and Vattenfall.

  6. Twobirds news
    10 October 2019
    Bird & Bird launches an international report on the potential application of blockchains and the criteria for fresh regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-an-international-report-on-the-potential-application-of-blockchains

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches a report, "Blockchains uncut: risks, rewards and regulations" which explores the potential application of blockchain technologies and highlights where new regulation may ...

  7. Twobirds news
    03 September 2020
    Bird & Bird strengthens its Middle East offering with the appointment of partner and global head of Islamic finance Gregory Man in Dubai
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/uae/bird-and-bird-strengthens-its-middle-east-offering

    International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed partner Gregory Man as the new global head of Islamic finance based in Dubai. Gregory will also head the Finance & Financial Regulation practice in the Middle East.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...