Lycamobile Insolvency Germany – Filing Claims

Lycamobile is a well-known mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) operating in numerous countries, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. In 2021, their German subsidiary, which was called "Lycamobile Germany" before it rebranded to "Amalasandan Dienstleistungen GmbH", filed for bankruptcy due to a tax debt of €70 million. Lycamobile has had disputes with the [...]

Validity of European Arrest Warrants from Poland

Disputes between Poland and the European Union has been simmering for some time now, and the relationship is getting worse. Currently, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has to deal with the difficult question of whether a European Arrest Warrant issued by Poland can still claim general validity when the legal foundation in the [...]

Developments in German Dual Citizenship Law: 2022

After two months of talks, the German "traffic light" coalition has agreed to a deal to form a coalition government. With their diverse political agendas, the Social Democrats (SPD), the Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) have had eight weeks of discussion, and have drawn a plan for government [...]

Could Cannabis soon be Legalised in Germany? November 2021

While some people deem the usage of cannabis as a youthful indiscretion, for others, it is a criminal offence that should be punished. German law clearly regulates, among other things, the production, trafficking and related activities concerning the drug. Nevertheless, cannabis is considered the most trafficked and consumed drug in Germany in the past [...]

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Coinbase Hacked: What are my options?

Cryptocurrencies enjoy great popularity, and trading in Bitcoin and other currencies is steadily increasing. But it also harbours many risks and dangers. Not only are cryptocurrencies subject to considerable price fluctuations, and they are therefore associated with significant risks of loss. The rising trade in cryptocurrencies also leads to increased fraudulent activities and hacker [...]

Can a Medical-Psychological Assessment (MPU-Order) be Challenged in Court?

Drivers cannot challenge the order of the driving licence authority to submit a medical-psychological report independently in court. The background is that the order for a medical-psychological assessment (MPU) is categorised as a preparatory procedural act of the authority (VG Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße, judgment 20.1.2016, ref.: 1 K 936/15.NW). Accordingly, parties involved can only [...]

The Benefits of EU Citizenship

As a member of the European Union, German citizens experience the many benefits of European Union citizenship. EU citizenship opens almost the entire continent of Europe as a place to live, work, study, retire, and much more. Having EU citizenship allows German citizens to benefit from extra consular support when needed. At Schlun & Elseven [...]