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  1. Legal news
    06 December 2017
    Luxury brand owners can prevent authorised distributors selling on third party platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/luxury-brand-owners-can-prevent-authorised-distributors-selling-on-third-party-platforms

    On Wednesday the 6th December 2017, the European Court of Justice ("the Court") delivered its long-awaited Coty judgment on the ability of brand-owners to restrict dealers selling on market places.

  2. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    US food delivery companies hit with anti-trust law suit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/us-food-delivery-companies-hit-with-anti-trust-law-suit

    Locked down or not, customers increasingly rely on deliveries from local restaurants. What if delivery companies imposed "no price competition clauses" on restaurants as a requirement for participating in delivery apps? ...

  3. Legal news
    14 August 2020
    FCCA's policy to prohibit recordings of hearings declared unlawful
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/fccas-policy-to-prohibit-recordings-of-hearings-declared-unlawful

    According to the decision of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice ("DCJ"), the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") cannot restrict the right of attorneys to record the hearings conducted by the FCCA under ...

  4. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Booking.com and Expedia agree voluntary extension to parity commitments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/booking-com-and-expedia-agree-voluntary-extension-to-parity-commitments

    In 2010, the CMA’s predecessor, the OFT, launched an investigation into alleged pricing restrictions in the online hotel booking sector. The investigation looked into Booking.com and Expedia’s use of rate parity, or ...

  5. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-pivots-in-light-of-covid-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  6. Twobirds news
    09 August 2019
    We advise PostNL on sale of German business operations to Quantum
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/germany/bird-bird-beraet-postnl-bei-verkauf-des-deutschlandgeschaefts-an-quantum

    Our German team recently advised Dutch Post, PostNL on the sale of its German business operations “Postcon” to Quantum Capital Partners. Postcon is the number-two mail provider in Germany.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    06 September 2018
    Talking Shop Summer 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/talking-shop-summer-2018

    Welcome to your Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.

  9. 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 ...