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  1. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    Increase of contactless payment limits in order to slow down spread of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increase-of-contactless-payment-limits-in-order-to-slow-down-spread-of-covid-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, governments and international organisations (e.g. World Health Organisation) are recommending to consumers that, rather than paying in cash in ...

  2. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    Internet Law and Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/internet-law-and-regulation

    The new, fifth edition of Internet Law & Regulation is the long-awaited new edition of the leading title in its field. The title presents an analysis of key areas of internet law & regulation from a UK perspective. It ...

  3. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Six Key Regulatory Rules for Entry into The Cosmetics Market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/six-key-regulatory-rules-for-entry-into-the-cosmetics-market

    Unlike other types of products (such as medicinal products) cosmetics products do not need prior regulatory approval before they can be put on the market. This does not mean, however, that they are unregulated – far ...

  4. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Cross-border: COVID-19 and the Hospitality Sector - The big questions facing UK hoteliers and lessons we can learn from China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-the-hospitality-sector-the-big-questions-facing-uk-hoteliers-and-lessons-we-can-learn

    In 1976, China was hit by a devastating earthquake in the north-easterly region of Tangshan and lost its leader of thirty years, Mao Zedong. 1976 was the last time the Chinese economy recorded a contraction and, for the ...

  5. Legal news
    16 June 2016
    Blockchain 2.0, smart contracts and challenges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/blockchain-2-0--smart-contracts-and-challenges

    Blockchain is a database of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. This is seen as the main technical innovation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, with the potential to disrupt numerous business processes.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    25 April 2018
    New EU Geo-Blocking Regulation: what businesses selling into the EU and across Member State borders need to do to comply
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/new-eu-geoblocking-regulation-what-businesses-selling-into-the-eu-need-to-do-to-comply

    A new EU Geo-blocking Regulation will apply from 3 December 2018 and will affect many businesses that sell their goods and services into EU countries and across the borders of the Member States. We highlight the main ...

  8. 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.

  9. Legal news
    28 January 2019
    What is NISR and who is impacted?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/what-is-nisr-and-who-is-impacted

    The NISR (Network and Information Systems Regulations), which came into force on 9 May 2018, are designed to protect the critical national infrastructure of EU countries in the event of a cyber attack.

  10. Twobirds news
    03 June 2019
    Baseline merges with Valeocon to bolster Bird & Bird management consulting business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/baseline-merges-with-valeocon

    International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the merger of its Baseline consulting arm with Valeocon Management Consulting, creating one of the largest management consultancy firms linked to an international law ...