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  1. Legal news
    22 May 2019
    TPG and Vodafone announce challenge to ACCC opposition to merger
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/tpg-and-vodafone-announce-challenge-to-accc-opposition-to-merger

    On the 8th of May, 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) officially announced that it had decided to oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty ...

  2. Legal news
    13 December 2018
    ACCC releases its Preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/accc-releases-its-preliminary-digital-platforms-inquiry-report

    On 10th December 2018, the ACCC's highly anticipated Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report was released to the public. The 374 page report weighs in on the impact of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook ...

  3. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    ACCC sues Google for allegedly misleading consumers in relation to the use of their personal information
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-sues-google-for-allegedly-misleading-consumers-in-relation-to-the-use

    Australia's competition and consumer regulator (ACCC), recently decided to take action against Google in relation to allegations that it misled consumers about the collection and use of their personal information ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-supermarket-giant-issued-with-record-fine-for-spam-breaches

    Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple, significant breaches of the Spam Act ...

  6. Legal news
    19 February 2020
    Digital Platforms Branch tasked with investigating the digital advertising services industry in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/digital-platforms-branch-tasked-with-investigating

    An inquiry has been launched into the markets for the supply of digital advertising services in Australia. Shane Barber and Megan Edwards discuss the facts leading up to the launch, the scope of the inquiry and what ...

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2020
    CPD Day Webinars Recording
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/cpd-day-webinars-recording

    The Bird & Bird Australia team has some recorded webinars on different topics to help meet your 2020 CPD requirements, wherever you may be.

  8. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.

  9. Twobirds news
    08 June 2017
    Bird & Bird appoints Thomas Jones as partner in Sydney, expanding its Tech & Comms team
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2017/australia/bird-and-bird-appoints-thomas-jones-as-partner-in-sydney

    International law firm Bird & Bird welcomes one of Australia's leading regulatory lawyers, Thomas Jones, as a new Technology & Communications partner in the Sydney office. This appointment continues Bird & Bird's rapid ...

  10. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/australia-remains-closed-for-business-on-computer-implemented-business-method-patents

    Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise ...