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  1. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    More powers for the Czech competition authority?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/czech-republic/more-powers-for-the-czech-competition-authority

    Currently, there are two bills being discussed in the Czech Parliament. Under the first bill, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) in the Czech Republic, the Czech Office for the ...

  2. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/consumers-subjected-to-unfair-b2c-commercial-practices-due-to-covid-19

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) keeps a watchful eye over advertisement claims regarding alleged COVID-19 treatments that exploit the vulnerability of consumers in the current pandemic. The GVH initiated an ...

  3. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    UOKiK investigates rebate practices of 19 retail chains in Poland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-investigates-rebate-practices-of-19-retail-chains-in-poland

    In early July, the Polish competition authority (UOKiK) has opened preliminary investigations into the rebate practices of 19 retail chains. In particular, the authority will focus on whether retrospective rebates are ...

  4. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    UOKiK imposes record fines on companies involved in developing Nord Stream 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-imposes-record-fines-on-companies-involved-in-developing-nord-stream-2

    The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("UOKiK") has imposed the biggest fine for gun-jumping ever by a national competition authority. The UOKiK imposed a fine of over PLN 29 billion ...

  5. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Big data in verticals - the next big investigation in Hungary?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/big-data-in-verticals-the-next-big-investigation-in-hungary

    Issues around Big Data and access to data as an essential input are rapidly gaining importance in vertical relationships. This was made clear in the Commission’s recently published evaluation of stakeholder input in the ...

  6. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    European Commission approves €36 million Polish investment aid to LG Chem's electric vehicles batteries plant
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-approves-36-million-polish-investment-aid-to-lg-chems-electric-vehicles-batteries-plant

    The European Commission has cleared Poland's €36 million investment aid to LG Chem for a new electric vehicle batteries plant in the Dolnoślaskie region under the EU State aid rules.

  7. 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’ ...

  8. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...

  9. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Blockchain technology and competition law - issues to be considered
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/blockchain-technology-and-competition-law-issues-to-be-considered

    Blockchain has been labelled the single most important innovation since the advent of the internet and many foresee that this information technology has the ability to change the way business is carried out in the ...

  10. 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.