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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Facebook - at the cross-roads of data protection and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/facebook-at-the-cross-roads-of-data-protection-and-competition-law

    On Thursday, 7 February 2019, Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office, FCO) handed down its long-awaited decision on Facebook. It took the FCO nearly three years to conclude the ...

  4. 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.

  5. Legal news
    18 June 2019
    “Small” Investment Fund Managers in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/small-investment-fund-managers-in-germany

    A summary of regulatory exemptions in Germany offered to alternative investment fund managers.

  6. 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.

  7. Legal news
    12 February 2019
    Setting up a business in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/setting-up-a-business-in-germany

    Germany is a leading investment location with the biggest market in Europe. Bank accounts may be held in any foreign currency. There are no general laws governing the set-up of a German legal entity by a foreign ...