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  1. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    EU Regulatory Initiatives and Competition Policy in the Digital Era: What has been completed and what to expect in the next mandate
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-regulatory-initiatives-and-competition-policy-in-the-digital-era

    This International Bar Association paper prepared under the leadership of Bird & Bird experts Hein Hobbelen, Francine Cunningham & Baptist Vleeshouwers, takes stock of EU Digital Single Market initiatives and ...

  2. Legal news
    24 June 2019
    Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Looking beyond
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/big-data-and-issues-and-opportunities-looking-beyond

    In this concluding article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities", we want to start looking beyond the issues and opportunities that were identified in the 17 articles that make up the series.

  3. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    PSD2: transitional period for strong customer authentication for remote card payments in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/psd2-transitional-period-for-strong-customer-authentication-for-remote-card-payments-in-italy

    On 29 November 2019, Bank of Italy has issued a press release where it announced that it will grant an adjustment period until 31 December 2020 to comply with the PSD2 strong customer authentication (SCA) requirement ...

  4. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  5. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The EU Court of Justice provides guidance for the antitrust assessment of "pay-for-delay" agreements in the pharmaceutical sector.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eu-court-of-justice-provides-guidance-for-the-antitrust

    The Court of Justice provided guidance for the antitrust assessment of agreements between competitors in the pharmaceutical sector. The Court's judgment is relevant because it addresses fundamental issues that have been ...

  6. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Double Caution: Gun Jumping Risks in M&A Transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/double-caution-gun-jumping-risks-in-m-and-a-transactions

    Following a few interesting EU developments regarding gun jumping in concentrations our Competition team looked into the relevance for M&A transactions, whilst taking into perspective what the ECJ and European ...

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2021
    Refinements to the proposed UK National Security and Investment regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/refinements-to-the-proposed-uk-national-security-and-investment-regime

    In November 2020, the UK published a draft of its new National Security and Investment Bill ("NSIB"), introducing a new regime for reviewing investments on national security grounds. At the same time, the Government ...

  8. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    COVID-19 emergency measures: the expansion of 'golden power' review on foreign direct investments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid19-decreto-liquidita---golden-power

    Law Decree No. 23 of 8 April 2020 - published in the Official Gazette on 8 April 2020 and entered into force on 9 April 2020 (the "Decreto Liquidità") - introduced, among other measures, a series of provisions that ...

  9. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Large tech merger provides an early opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/large-tech-merger-provides-an-early-opportunity-to-test-the-fitness-of-the-competition

    Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit provides an opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime and reflect upon the ongoing global scrutiny of Big Tech.

  10. Legal news
    22 February 2021
    Global Public Health Summit: Monday 8 - Friday 12 February
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/global-public-health-summit-monday-8-friday-12-february

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change. As businesses around the world continue to adjust to the new normal and keep abreast of the rapidly changing rules and operational capabilities, business leaders ...