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  1. Twobirds news
    28 November 2018
    EU unconditional merger clearance of T-Mobile/Tele2 Netherlands transaction – contribution and team Bird & Bird
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/eu-unconditional-merger-clearance-of-tmobile-tele2-netherlands

    On 27 November 2018, the European Commission approved the merger between T-Mobile Netherlands and Tele2 Netherlands after a six months in-depth review process.

  2. Legal news
    15 April 2019
    EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-expert-group-calls-for-changes-to-antitrust-enforcement-in-digital-markets

    In these final months of Margrethe Vestager's mandate as European Competition Commissioner, she is pursuing a serious reflection on whether or not traditional competition rules and principles are fit for purpose in this ...

  3. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    TPG and Vodafone announce challenge to ACCC opposition to merger
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/tpg-and-vodafone-announce-challenge-to-accc-opposition-to-merger

    On the 8th of May, 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) officially announced that it had decided to oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty ...

  4. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    The FCA publishes its roadmap for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/france/the-fca-publishes-its-roadmap-for-2021

    After a year strongly marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") recently published its roadmap for 2021. Continuity and novelty are the two words that can ...

  5. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    UK Competition Law post-Brexit – what is the impact of the Trade and Cooperation agreement?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-competition-law-post-brexit

    The Trade and Cooperation Agreement will govern the future relationship of the UK and the EU. This article will examine some key areas to note for Competition law, reviewing important changes to state aid regulation and ...

  6. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Dutch competition authority focuses supervision on algorithmic applications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/dutch-competition-authority-focuses-supervision-on-algorithmic-applications

    On 10 December 2020, the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets ("ACM") published its position paper on the supervision of algorithmic applications (Position Paper on Supervision of Algorithms). On the same day ACM ...

  7. Legal news
    13 December 2018
    ACCC releases its Preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/accc-releases-its-preliminary-digital-platforms-inquiry-report

    On 10th December 2018, the ACCC's highly anticipated Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report was released to the public. The 374 page report weighs in on the impact of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook ...

  8. Legal news
    03 July 2018
    Algorithms and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/algorithms-and-competition-law

    The French and German competition authorities, Autorité de la concurrence and Bundeskartellamt, have started a joint project on algorithms and their effects on competition.

  9. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/consumers-subjected-to-unfair-b2c-commercial-practices-due-to-covid-19

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) keeps a watchful eye over advertisement claims regarding alleged COVID-19 treatments that exploit the vulnerability of consumers in the current pandemic. The GVH initiated an ...

  10. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    UOKiK imposes record fines on companies involved in developing Nord Stream 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-imposes-record-fines-on-companies-involved-in-developing-nord-stream-2

    The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("UOKiK") has imposed the biggest fine for gun-jumping ever by a national competition authority. The UOKiK imposed a fine of over PLN 29 billion ...