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  1. Legal news
    21 February 2019
    Legal Update: Influencing The Influencers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/influencing-the-influencers

    Last month, the United Kingdom's ("UK") competition watchdog released its latest guidelines for social media influencers. The guidelines elucidate the application of existing consumer protection laws and industry rules ...

  2. Legal news
    02 December 2020
    Digital Platforms to be subject to a Digital Code in the UK to protect competition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/digital-platforms-to-be-subject-to-a-digital-code-in-the-uk-to-protect-competition

    The Government has decided to move ahead with the establishment of the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) and the adoption of an enforceable code of conduct to tackle digital markets (Digital Code). These measures are designed ...

  3. Legal news
    01 August 2019
    ACCC publishes Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/accc-publishes-digital-platforms-inquiry-final-report

    On Friday, Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), released its final report in the landmark Digital Platforms Inquiry (Inquiry).

  4. Legal news
    27 May 2021
    When competition law and data protection overlap - Joint statement from the UK CMA and ICO
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/when-competition-law-and-data-protection-overlap

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...

  5. Legal news
    25 June 2021
    UK Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO): A cautious refresher
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-vertical-agreement-block-exemption-order

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...

  6. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - December 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-dec-2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond

  7. Legal news
    02 March 2021
    Meerkat Manipulation - CMA publishes full infringement decision on the imposition of wide MFN clauses by Compare The Market Price Comparison Website
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/meerkat-manipulation-cma-publishes-full-infringement-decision-on-the-imposition-of-wide-mfn-clauses

    Having fined Compare The Market (‘CTM’) £17.9 million for imposing wide ‘most favoured nation’ (‘MFN’) clauses in its agreements with home insurance companies, on 9 February 2021 the Competition and Markets Authority ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UK – Merger thresholds for mergers in critical sectors revised
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/merger-thresholds-for-mergers-in-critical-sectors-revised

    The UK government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) further powers to review mergers in strategically important sectors. These steps include making changes to the Enterprise Act 2002 to provide the ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Data Access Claims Under Competition Law and Data Privacy Requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/data-access-claims-under-competition-law-and-data-privacy-requirements

    This article explores whether competition law can give companies a right of access to another company’s data. Three short case studies illustrate how the described principles work in practice.