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  1. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Director's duties and COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/directors-duties-and-covid19

    Directors have a duty to act in the best interests of the company. A director has the following general duties under the Companies Act 2006:

  2. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    2021 - Tougher merger control is on the horizon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/2021---tougher-merger-control-is-on-the-horizon

    Merger control is a critical part of the competition law tool kit. However, the rapid evolution of many sectors in recent years and the emergence of new market players, especially companies with a high technological ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    European industrial policy vs. European competition law: state of play 18 months after the Siemens-Alstom decision
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-industrial-policy-vs-european-competition-law-state

    The European Commission's decision to block the Siemens-Alstom mega-merger in February 2019 provoked the anger of the French and German governments that had backed the deal. Eighteen months after this decision and an ...

  4. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    MediaWrites Webinar: Commercialising E-Sports in Asia Pacific – A Masterclass with PSG Talon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/mediawrites-webinar-commercialising-esports-in-asia-pacific

    In this recording of a unique event hosted by Bird & Bird, we discuss how e-sports is being commercialised in Asia Pacific with one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the region, PSG Talon. You can watch it via ...

  5. Twobirds news
    24 April 2020
    Bird & Bird team shortlisted in multiple categories for the 8th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards 2020 Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-team-shortlisted-in-multiple-categories-for-the-8th-annual-lmg-life-sciences-awards

    Our international Life Sciences & Healthcare Group is extremely proud to have been recognised among individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging Life Sciences work of the past year, as well as ...

  6. Legal news
    15 January 2021
    International Capital Markets annual deal review 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/international-capital-markets-annual-deal-review-2020

    The International Equity Capital Markets team at Bird & Bird has continued their strong performance throughout 2020 with an excellent roster of completed transactions. It's pleasing to see ECM transactions across the ...

  7. Legal news
    15 January 2021
    Bribery and corruption in M&A transactions - What to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bribery-and-corruption-in-ma-transactions-what-to-look-out-for

    Merging two businesses raises many practical and cultural issues quite apart from whether the process is a success in purely business terms. Increasingly, the ethical temperature and compliance culture of a target ...

  8. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Using electronic signatures to avoid meetings and in-person signings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/using-electronic-signatures-to-avoid-meetings-and-inperson-signings

    This article briefly considers how electronic signatures may be used for contracts governed by English law, at a time when signatories may be forced to sign documents remotely.

  9. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    COVID-19 and Public Offerings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-public-offerings

    The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has led to significant recent falls in share prices on international stock exchanges. The continued spread of the virus has the potential to cause significant disruption to ...