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  1. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  2. Twobirds news
    27 October 2020
    London team advises longstanding client, Crowdcube, on its merger with Seedrs which is expected to create the world’s largest private equity marketplace
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/united-kingdom/london-team-advises-longstanding-client-crowdcube-on-its-merger-with-seedrs-which-is-expected

    Bird & Birds London team is advising on the merger of its longstanding client, Crowdcube with Seedrs, which was announced on 5 October 2020. The transaction is expected to accelerate the two companies’ plans to create ...

  3. Legal news
    14 December 2020
    Newsflash: Update on Epic Games’ dispute with Apple
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/newsflash-update-on-epic-games-dispute-with-apple

    Conor Hume provides an update on the dispute (previously reported for MediaWrites) between Epic Games, publishers of the game Fortnite, and Apple and Google, as a result of Fortnite being taken down from both the Apple ...

  4. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Broadcasting Subsector Series: A long overdue reset – a detailed look at why PSB obligations in the UK need to be rebalanced, how they are being reviewed, and the proposed shift to PSM
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/broadcasting-subsector-series-a-long-overdue-reset

    Ofcom has signalled a desire to recast the current public service broadcasting regime into a more expansive public service media regime. We take a look at what this might mean for stakeholders across the broadcasting ...

  5. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    Online Harms Series: The Regulator
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/online-harms-series-the-regulator

    In its initial response to the White Paper published in February 2020, the government indicated that it was “minded” to appoint Ofcom as the regulator responsible for oversight of the new regime, to be primarily funded ...

  6. Twobirds news
    11 February 2021
    Bird & Bird advises Seedtag on the acquisition of recognified
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/germany/bird-and-bird-beraet-seedtag-beim-erwerb-von-recognified

    Bird & Bird LLP has advised Seedtag Advertising S.L., one of the leading contextual advertising platforms in Europe and Latin America, on the acquisition of Munich-based recognified GmbH.

  7. Legal news
    12 February 2021
    Media Regulatory. Brexit from a Dutch perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/media-regulatory-brexit-from-a-dutch-perspective

    The exit of the United Kingdom has consequences in particular for the regulated television market. As of 1 January 2021, audiovisual media services licensed (only) by the UK regulator Ofcom will no longer be able to ...

  8. Twobirds news
    16 February 2021
    Bird & Bird grows its Advertising team in London with the appointment of Adtech specialist Alex Dixie as a partner
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/uk/bird-and-bird-grows-its-advertising-team-in-london-with-the-appointment-of-adtech-specialist

    International law firm Bird & Bird grows its top tier Media, Entertainment and Sports sector group with the appointment of Alex Dixie, as a partner in London. The continued phenomenal growth of digital advertising is ...

  9. Legal news
    02 October 2019
    Audiovisual Media Services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/audiovisual-media-services

    Tracking the 'slow' progress of implementing new audiovisual rules

  10. Legal news
    08 April 2019
    Netflix: Coming Up Next… Emerging competitors and legal implications of the changing TV and film industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/netflix-coming-up-next

    With Netflix driving change and innovation across the film and TV industries, Janey Hurran takes a look at its emerging competitors across the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands, and how the market's ...