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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
    13 July 2020
    NIS Directive and the energy sector: a patchwork of national implementations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/nis-directive-and-the-energy-sector-a-patchwork-of-national-implementations

    Our team of subject matter experts look at the recent rise in cyber attacks in the energy sector and impact of the introduction of the NIS Directive on the sector as a whole.

  4. Legal news
    13 July 2020
    UK: First arrests made in connection with alleged Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/first-arrests-made-in-connection-with-alleged-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan-scheme-fraud

    It was reported on Friday 10 July 2020 that two men were arrested in North London in connection with fraudulent applications to the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme (the "BBLS"). In addition to the arrests, the ...

  5. 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.

  6. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    A Spanish Regional Court requests for an ECJ's preliminary ruling on procedures for claiming damages
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/a-spanish-regional-court-requests-for-an-ecjs-preliminary-ruling-on-procedures-for-claiming-damages

    The application of the transitional regime of the Damages Directive (No. 2014/104), of 26 November 2014, has created legal uncertainty regarding the statute of limitations of damages claims.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    10 July 2020
    ACCC expresses preliminary concerns over Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-expresses-preliminary-concerns-over-google's-proposed-acquisition-of-fitbit

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to exercise a high degree of scrutiny in relation to 'killer acquisitions' in the digital sector, expressing a number of preliminary competition ...

  10. 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; ...