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  1. Legal news
    15 April 2019
    EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-expert-group-calls-for-changes-to-antitrust-enforcement-in-digital-markets

    In these final months of Margrethe Vestager's mandate as European Competition Commissioner, she is pursuing a serious reflection on whether or not traditional competition rules and principles are fit for purpose in this ...

  2. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Commission’s report on the implementation of the Damages Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/commissions-report-on-the-implementation-of-the-damages-directive

    On 14 December 2020, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (“the Damages Directive”). Overall, the Commission is positive ...

  3. Legal news
    30 November 2017
    Commission adopts light touch in SEP Guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/commission-adopts-light-touch-in-sep-guidelines

    Yesterday the European Commission issued its much awaited guidance on the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents. Whilst the guidelines broadly endorse Unwired Planet v Huawei and Huawei v ZTE , what is more ...

  4. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    2021 - Tougher merger control is on the horizon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/2021---tougher-merger-control-is-on-the-horizon

    Merger control is a critical part of the competition law tool kit. However, the rapid evolution of many sectors in recent years and the emergence of new market players, especially companies with a high technological ...

  5. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    State aid – Green Deal and Digitalisation in a challenging year 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-green-deal-and-digitalisation-in-a-challenging-year-2021

    Several new developments can be expected to unfold in 2021, in particular, in view of the European Green Deal and the ambitious digitalisation plans of the European Commission.

  6. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Developments in innovation, data sharing and pricing algorithms – Outlook for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/developments-in-innovation-data-sharing-and-pricing-algorithms-outlook-for-2021

    The restrictions and possibilities under competition law for undertakings to exchange information and cooperate on innovation can be expected to receive a lot of interest from regulators in 2021, since all the currently ...

  7. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    A competitive approach to achieving Green Deal goals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-competitive-approach-to-achieving-green-deal-goals

    With climate change near the top of the international political agenda, the European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has made the Green Deal plan, together with the transition to a truly Digital Europe, into a ...

  8. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    The FCA publishes its roadmap for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/france/the-fca-publishes-its-roadmap-for-2021

    After a year strongly marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") recently published its roadmap for 2021. Continuity and novelty are the two words that can ...

  9. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    UK Competition Law post-Brexit – what is the impact of the Trade and Cooperation agreement?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-competition-law-post-brexit

    The Trade and Cooperation Agreement will govern the future relationship of the UK and the EU. This article will examine some key areas to note for Competition law, reviewing important changes to state aid regulation and ...

  10. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Dutch competition authority focuses supervision on algorithmic applications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/dutch-competition-authority-focuses-supervision-on-algorithmic-applications

    On 10 December 2020, the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets ("ACM") published its position paper on the supervision of algorithmic applications (Position Paper on Supervision of Algorithms). On the same day ACM ...