A German court found that Uber does not have the necessary licenses to continue operating in the country. According to Reuters, the legal ruling prevents the company from continuing to operate in the seven cities of Germany where it is present.
The decision was based on the lack of licenses to operate in the Community scheme, decided by the European Union in 2017, according to which the company has to work with car rental companies and their drivers.
Another reason that led to the court's decision was that drivers could accept services without notification reaching their employers. From the legal team's point of view, "Uber provides the service on its own and is therefore the employer".
To reverse the decision, the company will have to align with the requirements of German law. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to 250,000 euros.