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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Technology M&A review - Edition 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/technology-m-and-a-review-edition-1

    A multi-jurisdictional team of Corporate Technology experts from Bird & Bird’s Nordic and Central European offices have contributed to the inaugural ‘Technology M&A Review’ book published by The Law Reviews.

  3. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    EU merger control – new guidance brings uncertainty - particularly for tech and pharma acquisitions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eu-merger-control-new-guidance-brings-uncertainty-particularly-for-tech-and-pharma-acquisitions

    We add to the ink already spilled on the Commission’s controversial new Article 22 Referral Guidance that sets out the Commission’s game plan to claim jurisdiction over potential “killer acquisitions” even if no ...

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The EU Court of Justice provides guidance for the antitrust assessment of "pay-for-delay" agreements in the pharmaceutical sector.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eu-court-of-justice-provides-guidance-for-the-antitrust

    The Court of Justice provided guidance for the antitrust assessment of agreements between competitors in the pharmaceutical sector. The Court's judgment is relevant because it addresses fundamental issues that have been ...

  5. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Tech & Comms 2020 Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/tech-and-comms-2020-predictions

    For a third consecutive year we have asked our technology & communications specialists from around the world to identify the challenges and opportunities they expect the sector to face in 2020.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...

  8. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...

  9. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    AIM Corporate Governance – A Survey of Codes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/aim-corporate-governance--a-survey-of-codes

    AIM companies must now disclose details of the recognised corporate governance code that it has adopted, how the company complies with this code or, where it departed from this code, an explanation of the reasons for ...

  10. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    AIM Disciplinary Notice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/aim-disciplinary-notice-bushveld-minerals-limited

    The London Stock Exchange has issued a disciplinary notice which highlights the importance of an AIM company needing to follow the guidance that has been given to it by its nominated adviser. We look at the implications ...