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  1. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    Ofcom sets out plans to support the delivery of full fibre broadband
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/ofcom-sets-out-plans-to-support-the-delivery-of-full-fibre-broadband

    At the beginning of January, the UK Communications Regulator (Ofcom) set out a series of measures to support the UK Government's efforts to deliver world-class digital infrastructure and promote investment in fibre ...

  2. Legal news
    07 January 2020
    EU top court rules out possibility to create second-hand marketplaces for digital content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-top-court-rules-out-possibility-to-create-second-hand-marketplaces-for-digital-content

    In a much-anticipated judgment delivered last month (Tom Kabinet, C-263/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), that is the highest EU court, ruled that the provision – over the internet – of e-books ...

  3. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    New study offers comprehensive assessment of open internet rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-study-offers-comprehensive-assessment-of-open-internet-rules

    Bird & Bird, together with consultancy firm Ecorys, has produced a study on behalf of the European Commission on "The implementation of the open internet provisions of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation".

  4. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Sweden makes step forward to transpose new telecoms rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sweden-makes-step-forward-to-transpose-new-telecoms-rules

    Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  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 ...