TELFA releases 2023 European Whistleblower Jurisdictional Overview

POSTED MAY 18, 2023

The Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA) recently released the 2023 TELFA Whistleblower Jurisdictional Overview to help convey at a high level the different approaches and traditions in the 16 listed member states (see last page). USLAW established a mutual relationship with TELFA in 2007.

Background on the EU Whistleblower Directive

In November 2019, the EU Whistleblower Directive (the “Directive”) came into force. The Directive required EU Member States to implement the whistleblower protection regime in national law by December 2021; a deadline missed by many member states. Complexity is presented by pre-existing and often industry-specific whistleblower protection law and practice in some countries, which will likely influence the Directive’s local interpretation and application. Compliance in one member state or the UK, therefore, does not necessarily result in compliance in all other member states as well.

How to download the jurisdictional overview

To view and download the TELFA Whistleblower Jurisdictional Overview 2023, click here.


The Trans-European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA) was founded in 1989 and born out of the need to serve clients doing business across the jurisdictions of Europe. TELFA has enjoyed a high degree of stability of member firms who have known each other and worked together in complete trust for years. This guarantees a high level of service given to clients. This strategy has been TELFA’s signature for more than 30 years. Through the sustained commitment of its members, TELFA has become one of the strongest alliances of independent law firms in Europe. For more information, click here or visit

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