German Federal Constitutional Court preliminarily prohibits prosecutors’ use of documents seized at investigating law...
On 26 July 2017 the German Constitutional Court ordered a restraint on the use of law firm seizures. The Court held that Munich Prosecutors could - for the time being - not assess the material they had seized in the course of a dawn raid at a law firm's office.
On 26 June 2017 the new German anti-money laundering act has entered into force. Besides inter alia meeting increased risk demands and the intensified financial penalties, the 4th EU AML Directive prescribes a transparency register in the foreseeable future.
On 28 June 2017, the German telecommunications regulator decided to suspend enforcement of the provisions of the German Telecommunications Act which required providers of publicly available telephone services for end users and providers of publicly available internet access services for end users to retain certain metadata from 1 July 2017 onwards.
20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.
We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.
We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.
On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.
The German Parliament approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act in order to align the German data protection law with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation and to make use of the opening clauses of the GDPR.
Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.
On 20 Feburary 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published draft legislation, aiming at the creation of a Federal Register to protect the competition for public tenders and concessions