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  1. Legal news
    24 July 2019
    When do clinical trial consent disclosures render a patent invalid?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/when-do-clinical-trial-consent-disclosures-render-a-patent-invalid

    In the recent case of InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira Inc (No 5) [2019] FCA 960 the Australian Federal Court has given patentees guidance as to novelty preserving practice in the conduct of clinical trials.

  2. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Economic Measures to Combat COVID-19 in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/economic-measures-to-combat-covid-19-in-australia

    On 23 March 2020, the Australian Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act No. 22 of 2020 (the Act), which is designed to provide an economic response to the effect, on Australia, of the ...

  3. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19: UK Public Health Perspectives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-uk-public-health-perspectives

    As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, in an effort to prepare for all eventualities, on 10 February 2020, the UK Government passed into law The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations ...

  4. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Europe's digital roadmap indicates two-pronged approach to platform economy and competition rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/europes-digital-roadmap-indicates-two-pronged-approach-to-platform-economy-and-competition-rules

    Margrethe Vestager gave an indication of how she intends to use her enhanced powers as both digital czar and competition law enforcer, when the European Commission presented its roadmap for Europe’s digital future on 19 ...

  5. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Australians don't play (Base)ball: How the ACCC is taking on Digital Platforms with lessons from the US' oldest pastime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/australians-dont-play-baseball-how-the-accc-is-taking-on-digital-platforms-with-lessons

    After the release of the Mandatory Bargaining Code by the ACCC, we look into how this will regulate the relationship between News Media and Digital Platforms in Australia, and how regulators in Europe and the UK are ...

  6. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Background on EU Trade Commissioner-designate, Valdis Dombrovskis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/background-on-eu-trade-commissioner-designate-valdis-dombroskis

    This update is to provide you with some background information on the new European Trade Commissioner-designate, Valdis Dombrovskis, following his nomination this week. Mr Dombrovskis (49), a former Prime Minister of ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    European Commission publishes sweeping new rulebook for online platforms offering services in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-publishes-sweeping-new-rulebook-for-online-platforms-offering-services-in-europe

    In a bid to achieve "technological sovereignty", the European Commission has unveiled a wide-ranging package of proposals that will provide a new rulebook for online platforms offering goods and services in Europe.

  8. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    EU Regulatory Initiatives and Competition Policy in the Digital Era: What has been completed and what to expect in the next mandate
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-regulatory-initiatives-and-competition-policy-in-the-digital-era

    This International Bar Association paper prepared under the leadership of Bird & Bird experts Hein Hobbelen, Francine Cunningham & Baptist Vleeshouwers, takes stock of EU Digital Single Market initiatives and ...

  9. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Double Caution: Gun Jumping Risks in M&A Transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/double-caution-gun-jumping-risks-in-m-and-a-transactions

    Following a few interesting EU developments regarding gun jumping in concentrations our Competition team looked into the relevance for M&A transactions, whilst taking into perspective what the ECJ and European ...

  10. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    Outlook: Sustainability and competition law in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-and-competition-law-in-202

    Competition law is (sometimes) perceived to be a barrier for cooperation and progress towards a more sustainable economy. This outlook 2021 explores the current available leeway under competition law for sustainability ...