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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A few final words on Brexit (or not so final!)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-few-final-words-on-brexit-or-not-so-final

    As 31 December 2020 approaches the UK and EU competition authorities have both published guidance on the application of the competition rules at the end of the Brexit transition period. This also covers the treatment of ...

  4. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Data Access Claims Under Competition Law and Data Privacy Requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/data-access-claims-under-competition-law-and-data-privacy-requirements

    This article explores whether competition law can give companies a right of access to another company’s data. Three short case studies illustrate how the described principles work in practice.

  5. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Newsflash: A European strategy for data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/newsflash-a-european-strategy-for-data

    Published on 19 February 2020, the European Commission's communication on a European strategy for data sets out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better ...

  6. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...