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  1. 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.

  2. Legal news
    25 March 2021
    German Federal Court: German merchants are allowed to surcharge Paypal and Sofort
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/german-federal-court-german-merchants-are-allowed-to-surcharge-paypal-and-sofort

    On 25 March 2021, the German Federal Court (the highest civil court in Germany) ruled that German merchants are allowed to apply a surcharge on payments made via PayPal and Sofort.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: Germany establishes Economic Stabilisation Funds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-germany-establishes-economic-stabilisation-funds

    To combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the German Federal Government is taking a wide array of measures. Revisiting a proven instrument to combat economic upheaval, the government has established a EUR 600 billion ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    01 March 2019
    Talking Shop February 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-february-2019

    Welcome to the February edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.

  7. Legal news
    01 February 2019
    Talking Shop January 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-january-2019

    Welcome to the January edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up.

  8. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  9. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: Germany's Federal Government announces Start-Up aid-programmes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-germanys-federal-government-announces-start-up-aid-programmes

    On 1 April 2020, the Federal Ministry of Finance alongside the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy have announced a tailored start-up aid programme worth EUR 2 billion, to combat COVID-19 related recession.