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  1. Legal news
    24 January 2019
    Energy Trends in Singapore and Asia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/energy-trends-in-singapore-and-asia

    This is a 2019 update on the energy landscape in Singapore and the Asian region and also highlights the efforts by the various governments to address their respective countries' growing energy needs in a sustainable ...

  2. Legal news
    04 June 2021
    Competition in App marketplaces | ACCC Digital platform services inquiry – second interim report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/competition-in-app-marketplaces-accc-digital-platform-services-inquiry-second-interim-report

    On 28 April 2021, the ACCC released its second interim report as part of the five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry, which examines the competition and consumer issues associated with the distribution of mobile ...

  3. Legal news
    04 June 2021
    Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc: choice of forum clauses to which parties have ‘no choice’ – Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc (Stay Application) [2021] FCA 338
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc-choice-of-forum-clauses-to-which-parties-have-no-choice

    On 9 April 2021, the Federal Court of Australia stayed proceedings brought by Epic Games against Apple for various breaches of the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) on the basis of a clause in the ...

  4. Legal news
    24 June 2021
    A ‘Green and Gold decade’: The importance of Australia’s major sporting events legislative framework
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-green-and-gold-decade-the-importance-of-australias-major-sporting-events-legislative-framework

    In May 2021, Rugby Australia announced its bid, supported by the Commonwealth Government, to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. This announcement comes as Australia readies itself to embark on a decade of hosting major ...

  5. Legal news
    12 July 2021
    A National ‘Reset’ Begins: Defamation law reforms come into effect in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and QLD
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-national-reset-begins

    On 1 July 2021, new defamation laws come into effect in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, South Australia and Queensland (QLD). These are the first Australian states to enact the nationally agreed upon Model Defamation ...

  6. Legal news
    07 September 2020
    Carbon Tax Management Strategies for Businesses in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/carbon-tax-management-strategies-for-businesses-in-singapore

    Singapore introduced the Carbon Pricing Act 2018, which came into effect in January 2019. It is currently S$5 per tonne of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions, and this price is expected to be reviewed in 2023, with plans ...

  7. Legal news
    05 June 2020
    Singapore Introduces SG Digital Office and the Need for Digitalisation across Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-introduces-sg-digital-office-and-the-need-for-digitalisation-across-sectors

    On 31 May 2020, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced that a new SG Digital Office (SDO) will be formed to mobilise a whole-of-nation movement to accelerate Singapore's efforts to digitalise all ...

  8. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    China Cybersecurity Law Update: Two New National and Industry Standards: Personal Information Specification and Personal Financial Information Specification, officially published!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-cybersecurity-law-update-two-new-national-and-industry-standards

    The long-awaited finalised revision of National Standards on Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification GB/T 35273-2020 (the “PI Specification”) was officially published on 6 March ...

  9. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Ball rolling on review of Australian classification laws
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/ball-rolling-on-review-of-australian-classification-laws

    The Australian government has announced a review of Australia's classification legislation, opening a period of public consultation which invites members of the public to tender their submissions by 5pm on 19 February ...

  10. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Australian legislative update: digital platforms proposed to pay news media for content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-legislative-update-digital-platforms-proposed-to-pay-news-media-for-content

    Sophie Dawson and Jarrad Parker provide a legislative update on the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in Australia.