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  1. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    COVID-19: Singapore has ordered the closure of all "non-essential" business premises, how can MNCs in Singapore maintain operations?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-singapore-has-ordered-the-closure-of-all-non-essential-business-premises

    On 3 April 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore (“MTI”) announced an unprecedented order requiring all non-essential business premises to close effective 7 April 2020.

  2. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 Update: Applicable Duration and Regulations to Obtain Temporary Contractual Relief in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-temporary-measures-act-2020-update-applicable-duration-and-regulations

    Following our previous article (COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020: Legal circuit breaker), a number of regulations were introduced on 20 April 2020 which sets out the relevant details and processes for a party ...

  3. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    'Infodemic' puts social media platforms under heightened regulatory scrutiny
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/infodemic-puts-social-media-platforms-under-heightened-regulatory-scrutiny

    Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few examples of the type of online misinformation that has been circulating ...

  4. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Telecoms operators face challenges at the time of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/telecoms-operators-face-challenges-at-the-time-of-covid-19

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, telecoms operators are faced with significant challenges, including: traffic growth, congestion, network continuity & security issues. On 31 March, the industry association GSMA, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  7. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    Australia: While COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease enforcement of advertising restrictions for therapeutic goods tighten
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-while-covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-ease-enforcement-of-advertising-restrictions

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been monitoring and taking action against individuals and companies capitalising on the current pandemic to market and sell products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19.

  8. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    COVID-19 has shifted the dynamic between EU regulators and 'Big Tech'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-has-shifted-the-dynamic-between-eu-regulators-and-big-tech

    At the beginning of 2020, online platforms were facing a future filled with regulatory risks in the shape of the forthcoming EU Digital Services Act, which is expected to review aspects of the e-Commerce Directive and ...

  9. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    COVID-19: Practical and detailed guide to regulation and consequences in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Italy (including a focus on the potential impact of the Liquidity Decree)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid-19-energy---infrastructure

    Following the outbreak of the health emergency in Italy due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Italian Government has implemented several emergency measures impacting the energy and infrastructure sectors. ...

  10. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Economic Measures to Combat COVID-19 in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/economic-measures-to-combat-covid-19-in-australia

    On 23 March 2020, the Australian Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act No. 22 of 2020 (the Act), which is designed to provide an economic response to the effect, on Australia, of the ...