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  1. Legal news
    29 September 2021
    Crypto securities registry - Submit notifications soon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/crypto-securities-registry-submit-notifications-soon

    The deadline for submitting a notification to provide crypto securities registry services is coming up. The Act on the Introduction of Electronic Securities (eWpG) has introduced crypto securities register management ...

  2. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    AMLD5: Financial investment brokers and anti-money laundering rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/amld5-financial-investment-brokers-and-anti-money-laundering-rules

    The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) came into effect on 1 January 2020. Since then many of the amendments to the German Anti-Money Laundering Act have been discussed without much ...

  3. Legal news
    30 June 2021
    Amendment to the German Ownership Control Regulation: Extended notification obligations also for shareholders in fintechs - part 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/amendment-to-the-german-ownership-control-regulation-part-2

    After a brief insight to the amendments regarding the content of the Ownership Control Regulation , the following section will take a closer look at the forms that must be used to comply with the corresponding ...

  4. Legal news
    28 April 2021
    German Finance & Financial Regulation partner joins DocuSign webinar
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/german-finance-financial-regulation-partner-joins-docusign-webinar

    Frankfurt partner Michael Juenemann recently spoke on a webinar organised by DocuSign focusing on the Financial service providers in the digital transformation – use case at DWS.. As a digital pioneer, DWS has ...

  5. Legal news
    20 October 2021
    ECSPR - The regulation for crowdfunding services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/ecspr-the-regulation-for-crowdfunding-services

    On 10 November 2021, the Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation ((EU) 2020/1503 - European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation - "ECSPR") will enter into force. Upon entry into force of the ECSPR, the services ...

  6. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    German implementation of AMLD5: Performance of anti-money laundering due diligence by third parties under the draft bill for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2018/843
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/german-implementation-of-amld5

    The German Ministry of Finance published a proposal to implement Directive (EU) 2018/843 (fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive) into German national law. The draft proposes changes when using trusted third parties.

  7. 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

  8. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    PSD2/ZAG: Strong Customer Authentication and Direct Debiting Schemes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-zag-strong-customer-authentication-and-direct-debiting-schemes

    German regulator BaFin limits the application of strong customer authentication for direct debiting schemes.

  9. Legal news
    24 July 2018
    EBA publishes final Guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/eba-publishes-final-guidelines-on-fraud-reporting-under-psd2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the final Guidelines on fraud reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

  10. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    PSD2: Germany’s BaFin pulls emergency brakes on account interfaces. Fintechs stand to benefit, banks must step up their game.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/psd2-germanys-bafin-pulls-emergency-brakes-on-account-interfaces

    Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) concludes in a circular that bank’s new account interfaces do not conform to PSD2 requirements. They may thus not switch off access through existing interfaces.