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  1. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Bird & Bird’s Digital Rights & Assets group review the EU’s draft Data Governance Act and discuss its political reception and interaction with GDPR
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/bird-and-birds-digital-rights-and-assets-group-review-the-eus-draft-data-governance-act

    Our newly formed global Digital Rights & Assets group are delighted to present to you a podcast exploring some of the key issues relating to the European Commission’s draft Data Governance Act. In furtherance of its ...

  2. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    The European Commission’s proposed Data Governance Act makes trust a cornerstone of data sharing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-european-comissions-proposed-data-governance-act

    In February 2020, the European Commission published its European Strategy for Data which set out the Commission’s vision for a single market for data across the EU, to provide access to high quality data sets and enable ...

  3. Legal news
    16 July 2019
    IP protection for key digital assets in the Energy Industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ip-protection-for-key-digital-assets-in-the-energy-industry

    The increasing digitisation of the energy industry depends in part on two things: data and AI. Is it possible to protect these key assets with IP rights?

  4. Legal news
    02 March 2021
    Podcast: Open data – what can we learn from open source software?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/open-data-what-can-we-learn-from-open-source-software

    Miriam Ballhausen (Counsel, Germany) and Toby Bond (Senior Associate, UK) share their thoughts on the nature of open data, the developments they’re seeing in the marketplace for open data and how organisations can ...

  5. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Final act in the judicial saga on the TV broadcasting rights for Italian football championship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/italy/final-act-in-the-judicial-saga-on-the-tv-broadcasting-rights-for-italian-football-championship

    On 28 December 2020, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato – "CDS") issued a judgment marking the last act in the national judicial dispute related to the assignment of the Lega Serie A (i.e. the ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    “Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/digitalisation-act-approved-germany-pioneering-antitrust-regulation-of-digital-markets

    On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the so long discussed reform of German competition law which was now also confirmed by the second parliamentary chamber - the “Bundesrat”. The innovations to be ...

  7. Legal news
    17 February 2021
    Germany: What are crypto custodians allowed to do under the draft eWpG?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/germany-what-are-crypto-custodians-allowed-to-do-under-the-draft-ewpg

    The government draft of the Electronic Securities Introduction Act (eWpG) will also change the facts of the crypto custodian.

  8. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Proposed changes to the Danish Competition Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/proposed-changes-to-the-danish-competition-act

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Legal news
    26 January 2021
    Media, Middle East and Qatari Reconciliation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uae/media-middle-east-and-qatari-reconciliation

    At a summit in January 2021, a number of GCC countries including the UAE who had stopped trade and travel links with Qatar agreed to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar.