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  1. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposes fines of EUR 6.7 million on Volkswagen dealers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/slovakia/slovak-antimonopoly-office-imposes-fines-of-eur-6-7-million-on-volkswagen-dealers

    The Council of Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposed fines in the amount of EUR 6.7 million on 18 Volkswagen distributors in Slovakia. According to the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, the cartel has lasted for several years, ...

  2. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Finland prolongs the time limits for merger review due to the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/finland-prolongs-the-time-limits-for-merger-review-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis

    The Finnish Competition Act is amended temporarily. The time limits for merger control proceedings are amended so that the processing time limit for the phase II is extended by 23 working days, allowing a total ...

  3. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    European Commission approves most Danish State Aid measures
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/european-commission-approves-most-danish-state-aid-measures

    On 2 June 2020, the European Commission published an overview of the State aid measures approved under Article 107(2)b TFEU, Article 107(3)b and under the Temporary State Aid Framework since the beginning of the ...

  4. Legal news
    01 August 2017
    Non-price competition in selective distribution - the landmark opinion of AG Wahl on online platform bans
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/non-price-competition-in-selective-distribution

    On 26 July 2017, Advocate General (“AG”) Wahl delivered to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) a long-awaited opinion on whether preventing distributors from selling products on online platforms (such as ...

  5. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    The CJEU provides clarity on the definition of a "payment account"
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/the-cjeu-provides-clarity-on-the-definition-of-a-payment-account

    On 4 October 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a bank account which does not allow the account holder to make payments to third parties, or to receive payments from third parties, does ...

  6. Legal news
    05 June 2018
    European Court of Justice clarifies that gun-jumping requires change of control
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/european-court-of-justice-clarifies-that-gunjumping-requires-change-of-control

    On 31 May 2018, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") issued its much anticipated judgment in the Danish gun-jumping case, concerning the acquisition by EY Denmark of KPMG Denmark.

  7. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Impacts of COVID-19 on public procurement in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/koronaviruksen-vaikutukset-julkisiin-hankintoihin

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has in a short time driven the whole world into a state of emergency. The pandemic may cause situations for which contracting authorities cannot have prepared for in advance. In this article, ...

  8. Legal news
    07 February 2018
    Collaborating with your competitors: six steps to minimise the challenges of competition law in the aerospace, defence and security sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/collaborating-with-your-competitors-the-challenges-of-competition-law-in-the-ads-sector

    Under increasing pressure to collaborate with competitors, or feeling they must do so to innovate at the rate needed to compete, the Aerospace, Defence and Security (ADS) industries find themselves faced with a ...

  9. 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 ...