Court bans Uber's ride-hailing services in Germany
A German court on Thursday banned Uber in the country after it ruled that the U.S. company doesn't have a license to offer transport services using rental cars, Reuters reports.
The big picture: Uber, which is active in seven German cities, also lost its license to drive passengers in London in November after city regulators claimed it risked passenger safety.
What they're saying: A person close to the company told Reuters that Uber will shift its European operations, and the company is considering legal action against the German court's ruling.
- “We will assess the court’s ruling and determine next steps to ensure our services in Germany continue,” an Uber spokesperson said.