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  1. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    “Big Tech” under pressure - new Rules for Digital Platforms in the EU and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/big-tech-under-pressure

    The EU and UK have published ground-breaking proposals which threaten to revolutionise the governance of digital platforms. The regime will apply to “Big Tech” and will establish new rules of the game and be backed up ...

  2. Legal news
    09 April 2019
    Competition Law in Asia Pacific: Highlights from 2018 and what's coming next in 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competition-law-in-asia-pacific-highlights-from-2018-and-2019

    "Competition Laws in Asia Pacific: Highlights from 2018 and what's coming next in 2019". This comprehensive review of Competition Law across the region covers developments in various Asia Pacific countries.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Germany - Federal Cartel Office approves Intersport’s online platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/federal-cartel-office-approves-intersports-online-platform

    Intersport switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport Digital GmbH (“IDG”) to a so-called "drop shipment business model". The FCO approved the business model due to it ...

  5. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission releases Compliance Guidance for Business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/chinese-anti-monopoly-commission-releases-compliance-guidance-for-business

    On September 11, 2020, the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council promulgated the Anti-Monopoly Compliance Guidance for Business Operators, which came into force as of the date of promulgation.

  6. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A few final words on Brexit (or not so final!)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-few-final-words-on-brexit-or-not-so-final

    As 31 December 2020 approaches the UK and EU competition authorities have both published guidance on the application of the competition rules at the end of the Brexit transition period. This also covers the treatment of ...

  7. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    The future of the VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-future-of-the-vber

    The current VBER has been in force since 2010. Since then, the commercial landscape has changed dramatically. The Commission published its evaluation of the VBER on 8 September 2020. This article looks at the changes to ...

  8. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  9. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Large tech merger provides an early opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/large-tech-merger-provides-an-early-opportunity-to-test-the-fitness-of-the-competition

    Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit provides an opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime and reflect upon the ongoing global scrutiny of Big Tech.

  10. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.