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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    15 July 2019
    Does access to data require a new approach in antitrust aftermarket cases?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/does-access-to-data-require-a-new-approach-in-antitrust-aftermarket-cases

    This article examines the theory and practice of the European Commission on the subject of aftermarkets to date and what may be required to change as regards digitised markets

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UOKiK publishes its guidelines on the principles of imposing fines on managers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-publishes-its-guidelines-on-the-principles-of-imposing-fines-on-managers

    The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Act foresees that sanctions for implementing anticompetitive agreements may be imposed on companies and their managers. Managers who intentionally permit their company to ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Data Access Claims Under Competition Law and Data Privacy Requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/data-access-claims-under-competition-law-and-data-privacy-requirements

    This article explores whether competition law can give companies a right of access to another company’s data. Three short case studies illustrate how the described principles work in practice.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.