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  1. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    Update Of The Draft Bill Concerning The German Associations Sancitons Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/update-referentenentwurf-verbandssanktionengesetz

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) has revised the draft bill of the German Associations Sanctions Act (VerSanG-E), which was first circulated in August 2019, and recently published it ...

  2. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    COVID-19 and Diverted Profits Tax investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-and-diverted-profits-tax-investigations

    With HMRC reportedly suspending civil investigations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps should those taxpayers currently under or at risk of a Diverted Profits Tax ("DPT") investigation be taking now?

  3. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    More robust procedures can be expected in Commission investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/more-robust-procedures-can-be-expected-in-commission-investigations

    In October 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GC) issued an important decision in the joined Casino cases which promises to ensure that competition investigations will be more robust and afford greater ...

  4. Twobirds news
    11 February 2019
    Bird & Bird launches international 24/7 Business Fraud and Crisis Response Hotline as corporate crises rise
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-international-business-fraud-and-crisis-response-hotline

    International law firm Bird & Bird launches today its 24/7 Business Fraud and Crisis Response Hotline, in response to the rise in businesses suffering from corporate crises and the pace at which they unfold.

  5. Legal news
    15 January 2021
    Bribery and corruption in M&A transactions - What to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bribery-and-corruption-in-ma-transactions-what-to-look-out-for

    Merging two businesses raises many practical and cultural issues quite apart from whether the process is a success in purely business terms. Increasingly, the ethical temperature and compliance culture of a target ...

  6. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Quantification of cartel damages – first German Court recourses to freehand estimation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/quantification-of-cartel-damages

    The Regional Court of Dortmund is the first German court quantifying a cartel damage claim by estimating the amount of damage on the basis of § 287 of the Code of Civil Procedure of Germany. In contrast to the previous ...

  7. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The CNMC investigates a potential abuse of dominant position in the Spanish natural gas market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/the-cnmc-investigates-a-potential-abuse-of-dominant-position-in-the-spanish-natural-gas-market

    Same as in many other countries, the gas sector is crucial in Spain given its strategic importance and its necessary use for many industrial and consumer applications. The Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") has ...

  8. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...

  9. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Digital platforms – let the games begin!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/digital-platforms-let-the-games-begin

    The spotlight remains firmly focussed on the digital platforms as we look ahead to 2021. Regulators across the Globe are expecting to have strengthened tools at their disposal alongside ex-post competition law. The ...

  10. Legal news
    17 December 2019
    German act to implement the 5th EU money laundering directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/gesetz-zur-umsetzung-der-fuenften-eu-geldwaescherichtlinie

    To implement RL (EU) 2018/843 (so-called 5th EU Money Laundering Directive) the German Federal Government published – subsequent to the draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance – a draft legislation on 31.07.2019. ...