On 26 March 2020, the Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz – BfJ) imposed a disciplinary fine amounting to 2,500 euros against Elanix Biotechnologies AG.
The disciplinary fine order related to a breach of section 325 of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch – HGB) by Elanix Biotechnologies AG. Elanix Biotechnologies AG had failed to submit its consolidated accounting documents for the financial year 2018 for the purpose of disclosure to the operator of the German Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger) in electronic form within the prescribed period within the prescribed period. The legal basis for the sanction is section 335 of the HGB.
The company can lodge a complaint against the disciplinary fine order.