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  1. Legal news
    13 November 2019
    Five years of the Competition Damages Directive: The first rulings from the European Court of Justice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/five-years-of-the-competition-damaged-directive

    November 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the EU Competition Damages Directive. We lead with an analysis of the two judgments of the European Court of Justice to date that address this Directive.

  2. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    Competition Law strengthening the failure of the new publishers’ rights: is it fair?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/competition-law-strengthening-the-failure-of-the-new

    In October 2019 France became the first EU country to implement and apply article 15 of the DSM Directive. If the goal of article 15 was to make “the licensing and enforcement of rights in press publications” less ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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).

  5. Legal news
    21 January 2020
    Ad blocking software - conflicting priorities on a two-sided market and competitive concerns
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/ad-blocking-software-conflicting-priorities-on-a-two-sided-market-and-competitive-concerns

    Our German partner Jörg Witting and associate Heike Lesch look at the recent decision of the German Federal Supreme Court on ad blocker software and the relevant antitrust aspects.

  6. 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

  7. Twobirds news
    03 September 2018
    Bird & Bird launches Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/belgium/bird-bird-launches-public-affairs-practice-in-brussels-with-the-appointment-of-francine-cunningham

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches its Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager. A specialist in EU policy, Francine has 20 years ...

  8. Legal news
    16 December 2019
    Digital Platforms Inquiry - Australian Government Responds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/digital-platforms-inquiry-australian-government-responds

    The Australian Government has just published its eagerly awaited response to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report. The Digital Platforms Inquiry was undertaken by the ACCC in order to consider the impact ...

  9. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Tightening the enforcement belt – the Special Advisors, Self preferencing, Google Shopping and the General Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tightening-the-enforcement-belt

    The Commission is testing the fitness of the competition regime, we assess the merits of its approach by reference to Google Shopping and the appeal which will be determinative.

  10. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    Competition Law in Asia Pacific: Highlights from 2018 and what's coming next in 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competition-law-in-asia-pacific-highlights-from-2018-and-2019

    "Competition Laws in Asia Pacific: Highlights from 2018 and what's coming next in 2019". This comprehensive review of Competition Law across the region covers developments in various Asia Pacific countries.