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  1. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    Foreign direct investment: Recommendations to regulate foreign subsidies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/foreign-direct-investment-recommendations-to-regulate-foreign-subsidies

    In line with the recent introduction of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening Regulation in a number of EU Member States, the Commission has taken further steps to strengthen its grip on foreign investments and ...

  2. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    CBD UK Regulations Explained – Myths vs. Reality
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cbd-uk-regulations-explained-myths-vs-reality

    Cannabidiol ('CBD') has had an increasing consumer interest over recent years due to the range of CBD-based products that are now available and the purported benefits these products give to the consumer's health and ...

  3. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    COVID-19 has shifted the dynamic between EU regulators and 'Big Tech'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-has-shifted-the-dynamic-between-eu-regulators-and-big-tech

    At the beginning of 2020, online platforms were facing a future filled with regulatory risks in the shape of the forthcoming EU Digital Services Act, which is expected to review aspects of the e-Commerce Directive and ...

  4. Legal news
    04 May 2020
    Digital Services Act - MEPs focus on content moderation and targeted advertising in wish list for new digital rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/digital-services-act-meps-focus-on-content-moderation-and-targeted-advertising

    As the European Commission prepares to launch a consultation later this month on its forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), which will propose new rules for companies operating online, the European Parliament is ...

  5. Legal news
    01 December 2020
    EU aims to be a global norm-setter regarding IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-aims-to-be-a-global-norm-setter-regarding-ip

    As part of its mission to achieve technology sovereignty in Europe, the European Commission last week published an Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan, which aims to drive economic growth by helping companies ...

  6. Twobirds news
    03 September 2018
    Bird & Bird launches Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/belgium/bird-bird-launches-public-affairs-practice-in-brussels-with-the-appointment-of-francine-cunningham

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches its Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Francine Cunningham as Senior Public Affairs Manager. A specialist in EU policy, Francine has 20 years ...

  7. Twobirds news
    17 September 2018
    Bird & Bird participates in EU GDPR project DEFeND
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/uk/bird-and-bird-participates-in-eu-gdpr-project-defend

    The DEFeND project (Data Governance for Supporting GDPR), which started on 1 July, is a research and innovation project with a duration of 30 months funded by the EU Commission (2,737,300.00€).

  8. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    Transfer of value: amendments to the French “anti-gift” provisions by the draft Health Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/transfer-of-value-amendments-to-the-french-anti-gift-provisions-by-the-draft-health-act

    The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies in the health sector are allowed to provide advantages, in cash or in kind, to healthcare professionals ("HCPs”)

  9. Legal news
    28 August 2019
    EU data economy: legal, ethical & social issues
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-data-economy-legal-ethical-and-social-issues

    Do the privacy concepts of the GDPR fit with big data? Can anonymisation be used to maintain an acceptable level of predictability and utility of big data analytics? Is the current legal framework around data ownership ...

  10. Legal news
    17 October 2019
    Competition-related takeaways from Vestager's European Parliament Hearing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competition-related-takeaways-from-vestagers-european-parliament-hearing

    After a long hearing, the European Parliament backed Margrethe Vestager to become the Commission's new Executive Vice President for Digital and EU Competition Chief. Her public statements included some specific ...