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  1. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    “Big Tech” under pressure - new Rules for Digital Platforms in the EU and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/big-tech-under-pressure

    The EU and UK have published ground-breaking proposals which threaten to revolutionise the governance of digital platforms. The regime will apply to “Big Tech” and will establish new rules of the game and be backed up ...

  2. Legal news
    04 March 2020
    Blockchain And Smart Contracts In Retail
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts-in-retail

    An "informal" article discussing the application of blockchain technology to the retail sector and an overview of key legal issues.

  3. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    PSD2: transitional period for strong customer authentication for remote card payments in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/psd2-transitional-period-for-strong-customer-authentication-for-remote-card-payments-in-italy

    On 29 November 2019, Bank of Italy has issued a press release where it announced that it will grant an adjustment period until 31 December 2020 to comply with the PSD2 strong customer authentication (SCA) requirement ...

  4. Legal news
    15 July 2019
    Does access to data require a new approach in antitrust aftermarket cases?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/does-access-to-data-require-a-new-approach-in-antitrust-aftermarket-cases

    This article examines the theory and practice of the European Commission on the subject of aftermarkets to date and what may be required to change as regards digitised markets

  5. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Force majeure, and beyond: Other contractual and related issues on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/force-majeure-and-beyond-other-contractual-and-related-issues-on-covid-19

    Much of the recent commentary has focused on whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event which would entitle one party to suspend performance or cancel an existing contract but in this briefing we take a holistic approach ...

  6. Twobirds news
    08 January 2021
    Bird & Bird ranked as the leading firm globally for Data in 2021 by Who's Who Legal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/global/bird-and-bird-ranked-as-the-leading-firm-globally-for-data-in-2021-by-whos-who-legal

    Bird & Bird’s marketing leading reputation for “Data” has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal’s annual analysis of Data Privacy & Protection, Data Security, Information Technology and Telecoms & Media with more ...

  7. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...

  8. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Double Caution: Gun Jumping Risks in M&A Transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/double-caution-gun-jumping-risks-in-m-and-a-transactions

    Following a few interesting EU developments regarding gun jumping in concentrations our Competition team looked into the relevance for M&A transactions, whilst taking into perspective what the ECJ and European ...

  9. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.

  10. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Newsflash: A European strategy for data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/newsflash-a-european-strategy-for-data

    Published on 19 February 2020, the European Commission's communication on a European strategy for data sets out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better ...