Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond.
2021 brought about many significant new developments in EU competition law, including landmark judgments from the EU Courts such as those in Google Shopping, Sumal and Slovak Telekom, as well as Commission work products such as the revised guidance on Article 22 of the Merger Regulation, the proposal for a new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and multi-level debates about the proposed regulation of big tech and the European Green Deal.
2022 does not show signs of slowing down. In this article Pauline Kuipers, Morten Nissen, Alexander Brøchner and Joost van Roosmalen take a closer look at some of the main developments in EU competition law expected to take place in the new year.
10 February 2022 13:00-14:00
Companies from virtually all sectors, including most notably electronics and automotive, are struggling to meet customer demand in the current chip crisis. While sharing the pain seems intuitive in times of crisis, companies often overlook the legal risks and opportunities involved in allocating short supplies.
Based on experience obtained particularly in the automotive sector in Europe, Stephan Waldheim, Philipp Egler and Jonathan Speed will analyse the legacy (pro rata) and alternative allocation methods, and classify the associated risks from a contract and competition law perspective.
Issues discussed in this webinar include:
Does the shortage of semiconductor chips entitle a party to invoke a force majeure
For more information contact Thomas Oster or Claire Burlin
For more information contact Sandra Seah
For more information contact Candela Sotés
Revisione della disciplina europea delle intese verticali: quali novità in arrivo per le imprese?
27 January 9:30-10:30 CET
Our Rome-based partner Federico Marini Balestra and associate Lucia Antonazzi will hold a webinar on the changes and opportunities arising out of the EU Commission's new draft Vertical agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying guidelines.
The focus will be on how businesses can adapt their distribution agreements to seize opportunities under the new regime while remaining compliant with competition rules.
La Commission actualise son règlement en matière de distribution: ce que vous devez retenir
On January 13 our Paris-based partner Thomas Oster and senior associate Claire Burlin walked participants through the changes and opportunities arising out of the EU Commission's recently published draft Vertical agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying guidelines.
Bird & Bird is proud to sponsor this conference, which will bring together government enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and private practice lawyers to debate the latest developments in the digital sector. Programme topics include:
Our Brussels-based partner Anne Federle will join the panel on privacy and competition enforcement, which will discuss topics such as concerns about privacy washing, incorporating privacy concerns in an antitrust theory of harm, interactions between competition and privacy regulators and lessons learned from recent cases including the UK Google Privacy Sandbox and Apple’s app tracking transparency.
Registration is free for in-house counsel and government representatives.
As editor-in-chief of the World Competition journal (Kluwer), Competition & EU partner José Rivas recently interviewed the Head of the Spanish National Competition Authority Mrs Cani Fernández. The interview is featured in World Competition Volume 44, num. 4.
Our International HR Services team are proud to announce the launch of the Employment Law Zone app 2.0.
The Employment Law Zone is a one-stop source of essential employment law information in the countries around the globe where we offer employment law advice. It is useful for HR professionals and inhouse legal counsel who need to understand the legal landscape in many countries and sets out to create a quick reference guide, which is easily accessible anywhere from a mobile device. The Q&A includes 55 topics and 19 countries. Topics range from parental leave and working hours to discrimination, trade unions, vacation, salary, background checks and much more.