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  1. Legal news
    24 January 2020
    Brexit: Competition law implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/competition-law-implications-of-a-brexit

    This article examines the impact of Brexit on competition law, one of the most visible areas of EU enforcement.

  2. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The functions of the CMA post Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-functions-of-the-cma-post-brexit

    For decades the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") and its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT"), have worked in symbiosis with the European Commission ("Commission") on competition law enforcement and ...

  3. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A few final words on Brexit (or not so final!)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-few-final-words-on-brexit-or-not-so-final

    As 31 December 2020 approaches the UK and EU competition authorities have both published guidance on the application of the competition rules at the end of the Brexit transition period. This also covers the treatment of ...

  4. Legal news
    04 January 2021
    Brexit: electricity arrangements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/brexit-electricity-arrangements

    Trade and cooperation agreement between the EEA and the UK.

  5. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Increased clarity is expected to influence private enforcement actions in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-clarity-is-expected-to-influence-private-enforcement-actions-in-2021

    Follow-on damages claims are now an almost inevitable consequence of infringement decisions by the European Commission and national competition authorities, and preparing for possible claims is an ever more important ...

  6. Legal news
    07 January 2021
    UK and EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement - Key points to consider for financial services and payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-and-eu-trade-and-co-operation-agreement-key-points-to-consider-for-financial-services

    The UK and the EU agreed a Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) on 24 December 2020 which came into force on 1 January 2021 on 'basis' which is provisional until full ratification. The TCA covers many areas, mainly ...

  7. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications Businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-checklist-for-technology-and-communications-businesses

    The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. As a result of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK until the end of the transition period - scheduled to ...

  8. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    The future of the VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-future-of-the-vber

    The current VBER has been in force since 2010. Since then, the commercial landscape has changed dramatically. The Commission published its evaluation of the VBER on 8 September 2020. This article looks at the changes to ...

  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 ...