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  1. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    Outlook: Sustainability and competition law in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-and-competition-law-in-202

    Competition law is (sometimes) perceived to be a barrier for cooperation and progress towards a more sustainable economy. This outlook 2021 explores the current available leeway under competition law for sustainability ...

  2. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    New study offers comprehensive assessment of open internet rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-study-offers-comprehensive-assessment-of-open-internet-rules

    Bird & Bird, together with consultancy firm Ecorys, has produced a study on behalf of the European Commission on "The implementation of the open internet provisions of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation".

  3. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    Foreign direct investment: Recommendations to regulate foreign subsidies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/foreign-direct-investment-recommendations-to-regulate-foreign-subsidies

    In line with the recent introduction of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening Regulation in a number of EU Member States, the Commission has taken further steps to strengthen its grip on foreign investments and ...

  4. Twobirds news
    03 September 2018
    Bird & Bird launches Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/belgium/bird-bird-launches-public-affairs-practice-in-brussels-with-the-appointment-of-francine-cunningham

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches its Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager. A specialist in EU policy, Francine has 20 years ...

  5. Legal news
    01 December 2020
    EU aims to be a global norm-setter regarding IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-aims-to-be-a-global-norm-setter-regarding-ip

    As part of its mission to achieve technology sovereignty in Europe, the European Commission last week published an Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan, which aims to drive economic growth by helping companies ...

  6. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Sweden makes step forward to transpose new telecoms rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sweden-makes-step-forward-to-transpose-new-telecoms-rules

    Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.

  7. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    Transfer of value: amendments to the French “anti-gift” provisions by the draft Health Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/transfer-of-value-amendments-to-the-french-anti-gift-provisions-by-the-draft-health-act

    The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies in the health sector are allowed to provide advantages, in cash or in kind, to healthcare professionals ("HCPs”)

  8. Legal news
    17 October 2019
    Competition-related takeaways from Vestager's European Parliament Hearing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competition-related-takeaways-from-vestagers-european-parliament-hearing

    After a long hearing, the European Parliament backed Margrethe Vestager to become the Commission's new Executive Vice President for Digital and EU Competition Chief. Her public statements included some specific ...

  9. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19: UK Public Health Perspectives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-uk-public-health-perspectives

    As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, in an effort to prepare for all eventualities, on 10 February 2020, the UK Government passed into law The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations ...