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  1. Legal news
    02 December 2020
    Digital Platforms to be subject to a Digital Code in the UK to protect competition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/digital-platforms-to-be-subject-to-a-digital-code-in-the-uk-to-protect-competition

    The Government has decided to move ahead with the establishment of the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) and the adoption of an enforceable code of conduct to tackle digital markets (Digital Code). These measures are designed ...

  2. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Proposed changes to the Danish Competition Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/proposed-changes-to-the-danish-competition-act

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  3. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    “Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/digitalisation-act-approved-germany-pioneering-antitrust-regulation-of-digital-markets

    On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the so long discussed reform of German competition law which was now also confirmed by the second parliamentary chamber - the “Bundesrat”. The innovations to be ...

  4. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Prospective Refinements to CCCS’ Competition Guidelines in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/prospective-refinements-to-cccs-competition-guidelines-in-2021

    Digital platforms have experienced significant growth and popularity in Singapore in recent years and COVID-19 has accelerated its proliferation. The rapid pace of innovation and broad adoption of these platforms have ...

  5. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Final act in the judicial saga on the TV broadcasting rights for Italian football championship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/italy/final-act-in-the-judicial-saga-on-the-tv-broadcasting-rights-for-italian-football-championship

    On 28 December 2020, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato – "CDS") issued a judgment marking the last act in the national judicial dispute related to the assignment of the Lega Serie A (i.e. the ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Collecting societies OSA and INTERGRAM fined for forcing providers of accommodation services to pay copyright levies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/czech-republic/collecting-societies-osa-and-intergram-fined-for-forcing-providers-of-accommodation-services

    The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition ("Office") published a press release (without publishing the full decisions yet) regarding the rejection of the appeal of the collecting society for music authors’ ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Tightening the enforcement belt – the Special Advisors, Self preferencing, Google Shopping and the General Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tightening-the-enforcement-belt

    The Commission is testing the fitness of the competition regime, we assess the merits of its approach by reference to Google Shopping and the appeal which will be determinative.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Legal news
    16 December 2019
    Digital Platforms Inquiry - Australian Government Responds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/digital-platforms-inquiry-australian-government-responds

    The Australian Government has just published its eagerly awaited response to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report. The Digital Platforms Inquiry was undertaken by the ACCC in order to consider the impact ...