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  1. Legal news
    06 May 2020
    Australian COVID-19 Legislation Tracker
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-covid19-legislation-tracker

    COVID-19 has prompted an unprecedented response from Australian politicians, legislators, and government officials. Legislative orders, ministerial directions, and governmental decisions that have legal force are being ...

  2. Legal news
    13 July 2020
    A report on the second session in WIPO's conversation on AI and IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-report-on-the-second-session-in-wipos-conversation-on-ai-and-ip

    In September 2019, WIPO started what it called a "conversation" on the impact of AI on IP policy. The second session in this conversation was held virtually between 7 – 9 July 2020, with more than 50 speakers commenting ...

  3. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 - Legally and Ethically Advertising Products During the Pandemic for Companies and Influencers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/legally-and-ethically-advertising-products-during-the-pandemic-for-companies-and-influencers

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant rise in the demand for personal protective equipment like masks, and other medical products like hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes.

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    UK: CMA investigation into excessive pricing of hand sanitiser
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/cma-investigation-into-excessive-pricing-of-hand-sanitiser

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating four pharmacies and convenience stores for suspected breaches of competition law. The investigations, under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998, relate to ...

  5. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    Consultation regarding the EU Market Definition Notice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/consultation-regarding-the-eu-market-definition-notice

    The Commission took its next steps in the review of the European Competition law rulebook. On 26 June 2020, the Commission published a consultation on the review of the EU Market Definition Notice with a deadline to ...

  6. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    Belgian Competition Authority adopts new Guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/belgium/belgian-competition-authority-adopts-new-guidelines

    On 22 May 2020 the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) published three new guidelines: (i) new guidelines regarding the informal opinions of the BCA's President; (ii) new guidelines regarding the calculation of fines; ...

  7. Legal news
    13 July 2020
    Facebook’ abuse of dominance over data collection confirmed by the Federal Court of Justice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/facebook-abuse-of-dominance-over-data-collection-confirmed-by-the-federal-court-of-justice

    The Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) has provisionally confirmed the Federal Cartel Office’s (FCO) decision which prohibited Facebook from collecting and processing data of Facebook users generated on other platforms and ...

  8. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition imposed fines for illegal cartel agreement linked to rail freight transport
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/czech-republic/the-czech-office-for-the-protection-of-competition-imposed-fines-for-illegal-cartel-agreement

    The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (Office) imposed fines in a total amount of approx. EUR 690,000 on four companies engaged in the field of international rail freight transport for illegal cartel ...

  9. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Publication of a study on e-commerce and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/publication-of-a-study-on-ecommerce-and-competition-law

    The French Competition Authority (FCA) has recently published a study on competition law and e-commerce which presents the competition dynamics as well as the anti-competitive practices that may arise in the e-commerce ...

  10. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    New UK regulatory regime on the horizon to tackle digital platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/new-uk-regulatory-regime-on-the-horizon-to-tackle-digital-platforms

    The Competition and Markets Authority in the UK (CMA) has completed its market study into online platforms and digital advertising, building on the recommendations of the Furman review and published its final report on ...