The German Whistleblower Protection Act was (finally) passed on 12 May 2023, after several attempts, following final amendments proposed by the Mediation Committee on 9 May 2023, which have now been accepted by the Federal Parliament (Bundestag) and the Federal Council (Bundesrat). The long overdue law serves to implement the European Whistleblower Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937), which actually provided for an implementation deadline of December 2021. The law will now come into force in mid-June 2023.
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Pia Marie König is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dusseldorf office. She is a member of the antitrust practice and advises in the field of white-collar crime. Prior to joining the Firm in 2022, Pia was a member of the litigation practice of an international law firm in Düsseldorf and advised in white-collar crime and compliance related matters.