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  1. Legal news
    01 April 2019
    Brexit: What do customers of British Financial Institutions in Germany need to know?

    With no foreseeable positive decision regarding Brexit, a so-called No-Deal Brexit is most likely. What does this mean for customers of British financial institutions, the European Passport and is German banking ...

  2. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Statement from the Danish FSA regarding SCA in the light of the opinion from the Danish FSA

    The Danish FSA (DFSA) has just issued a statement following the EBA's opinion of 21 June 2019 on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).

  3. Legal news
    23 June 2021
    Amendment to the German Ownership Control Regulation: Extended notification requirements also for shareholders in Fintechs - part 1

    On 12 May 2021, the German Regulator BaFin published a draft of the third Regulation amending the Ownership Control Regulation (Inhaberkontrollverordnung - InhKontrollV) for consultation.The draft in particular entails ...

  4. Legal news
    17 February 2021
    Germany: Extension of Money Laundering Crime burdens Obliged Entities

    The German parliament (Bundestag) has passed a new version of the money laundering offence, which has far-reaching implications for the fulfillment of obligations under the Money Laundering Act.

  5. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    COVID-19: German Regulator BaFin uses “Full supervisory flexibility”

    The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) set up an emergency Website informing financial institutions, regulated entities and the public on all ...

  6. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    eWpRV: Draft bill of the Electronic Securities Register Ordinance

    The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection along with the Federal Ministry of Finance have published the joint draft bill for an ordinance on requirements for electronic securities registers (eWpRV).

  8. Legal news
    20 August 2021
    KryptoTransferV: Draft bill on the crypto transfer regulation

    In May, the Federal Ministry of Finance published a draft bill to regulate the transfer of crypto assets (KryptoTransverV). The draft is intended to counter money laundering and terrorist financing.