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  1. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    Update Of The Draft Bill Concerning The German Associations Sancitons Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/update-referentenentwurf-verbandssanktionengesetz

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) has revised the draft bill of the German Associations Sanctions Act (VerSanG-E), which was first circulated in August 2019, and recently published it ...

  2. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    COVID-19 and Diverted Profits Tax investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-and-diverted-profits-tax-investigations

    With HMRC reportedly suspending civil investigations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps should those taxpayers currently under or at risk of a Diverted Profits Tax ("DPT") investigation be taking now?

  3. Twobirds news
    11 February 2019
    Bird & Bird launches international 24/7 Business Fraud and Crisis Response Hotline as corporate crises rise
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-international-business-fraud-and-crisis-response-hotline

    International law firm Bird & Bird launches today its 24/7 Business Fraud and Crisis Response Hotline, in response to the rise in businesses suffering from corporate crises and the pace at which they unfold.

  4. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...

  5. Legal news
    17 December 2019
    German act to implement the 5th EU money laundering directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/gesetz-zur-umsetzung-der-fuenften-eu-geldwaescherichtlinie

    To implement RL (EU) 2018/843 (so-called 5th EU Money Laundering Directive) the German Federal Government published – subsequent to the draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance – a draft legislation on 31.07.2019. ...

  6. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    HMRC announce 'Global Day of Action'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/hmrc-announce-'global-day-of-action'

    HMRC recently announced a day of action targeting suspected facilitation of tax evasion and money laundering offences which they believe amount to more than £200million in the UK alone.

  7. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    Draft Bill of the German Federal Ministry of Justice concerning the association sanctions act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/verbandssanktionengesetz

    The long-awaited draft bill of the German Federal Ministry of Justice for an Association Sanctions Act is available since several weeks: Compliance management systems and internal investigations are rewarded – higher ...

  8. Legal news
    04 October 2019
    EBA Guidelines On Outsourcing Arrangements Have Entered Into Force
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eba-guidelines-on-outsourcing-arrangements-have-entered-into-force

    The guidelines on outsourcing arrangements (Guidelines) of the European Banking Authority (EBA) entered into force. The Guidelines are aimed at harmonising the framework for outsourcing arrangements for financial ...

  9. Legal news
    18 June 2020
    The European Commission opens formal antitrust probes against Apple in relation to Apple Pay and the App Store
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/the-european-commission-opens-formal-antitrust-probes-against-apple-in-relation-to-apple-pay

    While the payment sector is under the authorities’ spotlight with two on-going public consultations on payments and fintech launched by the European Commission (EC – see our alert here) and a separate consultation on ...

  10. Twobirds news
    03 June 2019
    Baseline merges with Valeocon to bolster Bird & Bird management consulting business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/baseline-merges-with-valeocon

    International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the merger of its Baseline consulting arm with Valeocon Management Consulting, creating one of the largest management consultancy firms linked to an international law ...