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  1. Legal news
    02 December 2020
    Digital Platforms to be subject to a Digital Code in the UK to protect competition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/digital-platforms-to-be-subject-to-a-digital-code-in-the-uk-to-protect-competition

    The Government has decided to move ahead with the establishment of the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) and the adoption of an enforceable code of conduct to tackle digital markets (Digital Code). These measures are designed ...

  2. Legal news
    21 February 2019
    Legal Update: Influencing The Influencers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/influencing-the-influencers

    Last month, the United Kingdom's ("UK") competition watchdog released its latest guidelines for social media influencers. The guidelines elucidate the application of existing consumer protection laws and industry rules ...

  3. Legal news
    01 August 2019
    ACCC publishes Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/accc-publishes-digital-platforms-inquiry-final-report

    On Friday, Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), released its final report in the landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry (Inquiry).

  4. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    CMA kicks off another investigation into anti-competitive behaviour in relation to football club merchandise
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/cma-kicks-off-another-investigation-into-anti-competitive-behaviour

    The CMA launched an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law by Leicester City Football Club Limited and JD Sports Fashion Plc, together with their affiliates, on 23 September 2021. The investigation ...

  5. Legal news
    25 June 2021
    UK Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO): A cautious refresher
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-vertical-agreement-block-exemption-order

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...

  6. Legal news
    07 October 2021
    CMA launches Green Claim Code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/cma-launches-green-claim-code

    Following consultation with stakeholders, the UK CMA published a Green Claims Code (the "Code") and accompanying guidance (the “Guidance”) on 20 September. The Code is aimed at businesses making sustainability claims ...

  7. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    The EU Commission publishes its draft VBER – A new blueprint for distribution in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-eu-commission-publishes-its-draft-vber

    The EU Commission published on 9 July 2021 its long-awaited draft vertical agreement block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines. This article explores the proposed new regime in depth and highlights where ...

  8. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - December 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-dec-2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond

  9. Legal news
    27 May 2021
    When competition law and data protection overlap - Joint statement from the UK CMA and ICO
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/when-competition-law-and-data-protection-overlap

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...

  10. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UK – Merger thresholds for mergers in critical sectors revised
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/merger-thresholds-for-mergers-in-critical-sectors-revised

    The UK government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) further powers to review mergers in strategically important sectors. These steps include making changes to the Enterprise Act 2002 to provide the ...