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  1. Twobirds news
    30 January 2020
    Bird & Bird advised Maltese Mediarex on the issuance of crypto token in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/germany/bird-and-bird-advised-maltese-mediarex-on-the-issuance-of-crypto-token-in-germany

    Bird & Bird LLP advised Malta-based Mediarex Enterprises Limited and its subsidiary Socios Services Limited on the issuance of a blockchain-based 'Fan Token', in Germany.

  2. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: Germany's Federal Government announces Start-Up aid-programmes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-germanys-federal-government-announces-start-up-aid-programmes

    On 1 April 2020, the Federal Ministry of Finance alongside the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy have announced a tailored start-up aid programme worth EUR 2 billion, to combat COVID-19 related recession.

  3. Legal news
    23 October 2019
    Dutch competition authority announces investigation into big techs entering Dutch payment market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/dutch-competition-authority-announces-investigation-into-big-techs-entering-dutch-payment-market

    On 22 October 2019, the Dutch competition authority (Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)) launched a market study into the activities of the major tech firms (Big Techs) such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook on ...

  4. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: Germany establishes Economic Stabilisation Funds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-germany-establishes-economic-stabilisation-funds

    To combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the German Federal Government is taking a wide array of measures. Revisiting a proven instrument to combat economic upheaval, the government has established a EUR 600 billion ...

  5. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    KFW emergency liquidity assistance to combat COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/kfw-emergency-liquidity-assistance-to-combat-covid-19

    To combat COVID-19 and its economic impact, German state-owned development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) has introduced the unlimited “KfW special programme 2020.” We have summarised the programme with ...

  6. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19: International Restructuring & Insolvency update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-international-r-and-i-briefing

    As the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, people and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges, both immediate and strategic. Governments in various jurisdictions have ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    FCA review of unbundling of research costs under MiFID II
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/fca-review-of-unbundling-of-research-costs-under-mifid-ii

    MiFID II came into force on 3 January 2018 and overhauled the way in which firms pay for research.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.

  10. 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 ...