As part of the new Fair Consumer Contracts Act, [Gesetz für Faire Verbraucherverträge; published in the Federal Gazette (Part I) no. 53/2021, p. 3433 et seq., full text publicly available (in German) Germany will soon require specific cancellation/termination mechanisms for consumer subscriptions. These mechanisms come on top of the updated
Jannis is a senior associate at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our Technology Transactions Group. He focuses on advising domestic and international clients on contract law, copyrights, and e-commerce, as well as related transactions, with an emphasis on the internet, media, and technology sectors.
With a judgment dated April 27 and published on June 4, 2021, the German Federal Court (Bundesgerichtshof – the “Court”) declared unfair and therefore illegal and unenforceable a common way to make changes to terms and conditions (“T&Cs”) used vis-à-vis consumers in Germany.
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