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  1. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The CNMC investigates a potential abuse of dominant position in the Spanish natural gas market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/the-cnmc-investigates-a-potential-abuse-of-dominant-position-in-the-spanish-natural-gas-market

    Same as in many other countries, the gas sector is crucial in Spain given its strategic importance and its necessary use for many industrial and consumer applications. The Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") has ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    Amendments to the EU vehicle type approval system and the exemption procedure for EU approval of new autonomous vehicle technology
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/amendments-to-the-eu-vehicle-type-approval-system-and-the-exemption-procedure-for-eu-approval

    Under the Whole Vehicle Type-Approval System ("WVTA"), a manufacturer can obtain certification for a vehicle type in one EU Member State and market it EU-wide without further tests. The certification is issued by a ...

  5. Legal news
    23 August 2019
    Clean energy for all Europeans - An overview
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/clean-energy-for-all-europeans---an-overview

    The 'Clean Energy For All Europeans' Package plays a key role in the European Union's transition towards a climate neutral economy and in completing the Energy Union. The completion of the Package on 22 May 2019 marked ...

  6. Twobirds news
    01 November 2018
    Bird & Bird announce latest global promotions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/bird-and-bird-announce-latest-global-promotions

    Bird & Bird are pleased to announce the promotion of three partners, as well as eight Senior Counsel/Counsel/Legal Directors from across our global offices.

  7. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Newsflash: A European strategy for data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/newsflash-a-european-strategy-for-data

    Published on 19 February 2020, the European Commission's communication on a European strategy for data sets out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Managing merger control filings during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/managing-merger-control-filings-during-covid-19

    A brief overview of the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the coping strategies of competition authorities, and suggestions on what can be done if you are working on a project requiring merger control approval.