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  1. Legal news
    28 October 2021
    ECSPR - Current crowdfunding models under the Crowdfunding Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/ecspr-current-crowdfunding-models-under-the-crowdfunding-regulation

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

  2. Legal news
    24 March 2021
    Implications following the Wirecard case – and Greensill?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/implications-following-the-wirecard-case-and-greensill

    The draft bill of the Financial Market Integrity Strengthening Act (Finanzmarktintegritätsstärkungsgesetz – FISG) and the seven-points plan to reform Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für ...

  3. 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.

  4. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens: part 1 Issuance of coins
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ico-legal-classification-of-tokens

    Part 1/5: The Issuance of coins and tokens are an innovative way to raise capital and fund projects using distributed ledger technology. This first part introduces the technology, its structure and basic legal ...

  5. Legal news
    11 June 2019
    ICO: Legal Classification of Tokens – Update BaFin’s view
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/icolegal-classification-of-tokens

    Depending on the rights a Token conveys, it can be a Security Token, a Currency Token, a Utility Token or take a hybrid form. Legal literature and regulatory practice can at times diverge.

  6. Legal news
    10 August 2021
    Can Code Be Law?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/can-code-be-law

    Bird & Bird Partner Dr. Michael Jünemann teamed up with the tech-expert Dr. Udo Milkau to address legal challenges of Blockchain-based contracts. A pdf including notes, citations and sources is available for downloads ...

  7. 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 ...

  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
    19 January 2022
    Regulate, Innovate, Collaborate: FinTech Trends for 2022
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2022/uk/regulate-innovate-collaborate-fintech-trends-for-2022

    The past few years have seen major disruption, challenges and streamlining of the financial and tech worlds. The Covid-19 pandemic (the “Pandemic”) has no doubt accelerated global digital transformation and the need for ...