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  1. Legal news
    23 November 2020
    Germany: Working from home – The legal framework for the new normal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/work-from-home-in-germany-the-legal-framework-for-the-new-normal

    Before the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, off-site forms of working such as telework, alternating telework and working from home (WFH) – were the exception rather than the rule for German employees.

  2. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    Uncovering challenges, objectives and other factors influencing the energy industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/besonderheiten-der-gerichtlichen-und-aussergerichtlichen-streitbeilegung

    Our associate Christopher Thiel deals with these and other factors influencing the energy industry and highlights the sensitive environment in which energy sales operate. To what extent do these influences bring new ...

  3. Legal news
    13 September 2019
    ECJ Decision: The end of the Germany’s darling SEPA direct debit?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/eugh-urteil-das-ende-der-lastschrift

    The ECJ ruled on 5 September 2019 (Case C-28/18) that the acceptance of payments via SEPA direct debit by companies shall not be made conditional to the customer's place of residence.

  4. Legal news
    12 December 2019
    BaFin's market research survey on 'Derivatives with crypto assets' closes on Friday
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bafins-market-research-survey-on-derivatives-with-crypto-assets-closes-on-friday

    As the market volume of crypto currencies has constantly increased over the past years, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has committed to conducting a market research survey on derivatives with ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    COVID-19: Consequences for dispute resolution in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-consequences-for-dispute-resolution-in-germany

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has far-reaching consequences for the accessibility of justice and alternative forms of dispute resolution in Germany. In this article, we will provide you with an update on the ...