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  1. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    "Sweep" of European websites
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sweep-of-european-websites

    On 31 January 2020, the European Commission published the results of an EU-wide screening of nearly 500 e-shops selling clothing and footwear, furniture and household items, and electric appliances. These sweeps are ...

  2. Legal news
    17 September 2019
    Solving Consumer Disputes after a 'no deal' Brexit – Changes to your T&C's
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/solving-consumer-disputes-after-a-no-deal-brexit

    As part of the Government's efforts to help businesses prepare for the possibility of the UK exiting the European Union without a deal on 31st October 2019 it has recently published a paper entitled Consumer rights and ...

  3. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Signing on the dotted line: the importance of commercial contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/signing-on-the-dotted-line-the-importance-of-commercial-contracts

    Whether you’re in the early stages of building your brand, or have an established business and are looking to expand, the process of entering into formal written contracts (be it with suppliers, logistics partners, ...

  4. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) publishes new standard on cybersecurity for consumer IoT
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/european-telecommunications-standards-institute-etsi-publishes-new-standard-on

    Our Commercial team looks at the recently published European standard, which provides greater clarity over the level of cybersecurity expected in IoT products.

  5. Legal news
    03 March 2020
    Selling to European consumers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/selling-to-european-consumers

    US businesses are often surprised by how different the regulatory framework is in the UK (and across the EU) for selling directly to consumers. Even large, sophisticated US consumer brands find that the terms on which ...

  6. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act bill submitted to the House of Representatives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-bill-submitted-to-the-house-of-representatives

    The Dutch Franchise Act bill was submitted to the House of Representatives in the Netherlands on 10 February 2020. This filing follows an internet consultation at the beginning of 2019 and the opinion of the Council ...

  7. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  8. Legal news
    05 September 2019
    Digital market place regulatory environment in flux: What the Amazon decision can tell us about France’s regulatory environment for P2B players
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-market-place-regulatory-environment-in-flux

    In its judgment produced on the 2 September, the commercial court of Paris considered that a dozen clauses of the general terms and conditions of use imposed by Amazon on its partners to be particularly imbalanced, and ...

  9. Legal news
    04 March 2020
    Blockchain And Smart Contracts In Retail
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts-in-retail

    An "informal" article discussing the application of blockchain technology to the retail sector and an overview of key legal issues.

  10. Legal news
    12 September 2019
    The Hungarian National Bank provides card issuers and acquirers an additional 12 months to comply with PSD2 strong customer authentication
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-hungarian-national-bank-provides-card-issuers-an-additional-12-months-to-comply-with-psd2

    On 10 September 2019, the Hungarian National Bank (HNB) issued a press release (available in English here and in Hungarian here [PLEASE INCLUDE HYPERLINKS FROM WORD DOC]) in which it provides Hungarian cards issuers and ...