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  1. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    The EU Council of Ministers has adopted the directive on whistle-blower protection
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/eus-ministerraad-vedtager-whistleblowerdirektivet

    On 7 October 2019, the EU Council of Ministers adopted the new whistle-blower protection directive which requires companies and administrations alike to introduce whistle-blower protection schemes that include every ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    22 August 2019
    Summary dismissal of an employee, who threw a computer mouse and made an audio recording from a meeting with his employer without the employer's knowledge, was unjustified
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/bortvisning-af-medarbejder-som-kastede-med-computermus-var-uberettiget

    According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was unjustified because the throwing of the computer mouse could not be considered as a sufficient serious breach of the employment to substantiate a summary ...

  5. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    Limitation periods in employment contracts - Minimum wage entitlements must be excluded!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/limitation-periods-in-employment-contracts

    Limitation periods require the exclusion of any claims under the Minimum Wage Act. An employment contract clause pre-formulated by the employer, which covers the mutual claims from the employment relationship without ...

  6. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Danish Competition and Consumer Authority publishes first decision and injunction on discriminatory access to accounts maintained by a credit institution
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/danish-competition-and-consumer-authority-publishes-first-decision-and-injunction

    On 4 December 2019, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) published their first decision and injunction on discriminatory access to accounts maintained by a credit institution under Article 63(1) of the ...

  7. Legal news
    22 February 2019
    Denmark: Regulation on the pay limit under the "pay limit scheme" in relation to application on work and residence permit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/regulation-on-the-pay-limit-under-the-pay-limit-scheme

    Third country citizens (i.e. non EU-citizens) can apply for a work- and residence permit in Denmark pursuant to various application schemes, e.g. under the so-called "pay limit scheme". It is a requirement that employee ...

  8. Legal news
    22 February 2019
    New bill on continuation of certain rights for British citizens in relation to Brexit introduced in Denmark
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/nyt-lovforslag-om-viderefoerelse-af-visse-rettigheder-for-britiske-statsborgere

    On 20 February 2019, a new bill was filed proposing a scheme whereby certain existing rights are continued regardless of whether or not a UK-EU withdrawal agreement is concluded.

  9. Legal news
    17 December 2019
    German act to implement the 5th EU money laundering directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/gesetz-zur-umsetzung-der-fuenften-eu-geldwaescherichtlinie

    To implement RL (EU) 2018/843 (so-called 5th EU Money Laundering Directive) the German Federal Government published – subsequent to the draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance – a draft legislation on 31.07.2019. ...

  10. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/are-germany-courts-the-spoilsport-of-the-divisional-game-when-it-comes-to

    If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the parent patent of a divisional patent), this is often negatively characterised as playing the “Divisional Game”. We ...