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  1. Legal news
    15 October 2018
    PSD2/ZAG: Update: Intra Group Exemption remains in Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/psd2-zag-update-konzernausnahme-bleibt-doch-weitestgehend-unangetastet

    The implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in form of German Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz (ZAG – Payment Services Oversight Act) required a number of adjustments in payment services as of ...

  2. Legal news
    01 June 2018
    Public Consultation on 'Regulatory Sandbox' in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/public-consultation-on-regulatory-sandbox-in-spain

    Spanish Ministry of Economy launches a Public Consultation on the implementation of a 'Regulatory Sandbox' regime for Financial Services in Spain.

  3. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Spanish Ministry of Economy and Enterprise publishes the 'draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/spanish-ministry-of-economy-and-enterprise-publishes-the-draft-law-on-the-digital-transformation

    Spain's Ministry of Economy and Enterprise has published the draft Law on the digital transformation of the financial system' ("anteproyecto de Ley de transformación digital del sistema financiero"). This draft includes ...

  4. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-regulators-consult-in-parallel-about-the-online-decision-making-processes

    Recently, two separate consultations were launched by regulators about the online decision-making environment. This refers to the way in which a website is designed to sell products or services. The consultations are ...

  5. Legal news
    19 August 2019
    Financing Options – New Framework for Startups in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/financing-options-new-framework-for-startups-in-germany

    One of the most important questions for every young enterprise is its financing. Business angels, accelerator programmes and classic bank financing are just some of the options. Rather new is the possibility of ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: German Federal Government publishes legislative proposal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/umsetzung-der-fuenften-geldwaescherichtlinie-in-deutschland_gesetzentwurf

    In the legislative proposal to implement the fifth European Anti-Money Laundering Directive, Germany’s federal government proposes many amendments compared to the initially published first draft proposal by the Ministry ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.