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  1. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – Automotive sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-automotive-sector

    Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions ...

  2. Twobirds news
    05 September 2018
    Bird & Bird today boosts its International Automotive Group with the appointment of Lawrence Freeman as Senior Counsel in Brussels
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/belgium/bird-bird-boosts-its-international-automotive-group-with-the-appointment-of-lawrence-freeman

    Lawrence joins from Tesla Inc. where he spent the past five years as European Counsel. With nearly 25 years of experience as a competition and regulatory lawyer both in-house and in private practice, he advises on a ...

  3. 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

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The EU Court of Justice provides guidance for the antitrust assessment of "pay-for-delay" agreements in the pharmaceutical sector.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eu-court-of-justice-provides-guidance-for-the-antitrust

    The Court of Justice provided guidance for the antitrust assessment of agreements between competitors in the pharmaceutical sector. The Court's judgment is relevant because it addresses fundamental issues that have been ...

  5. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Publication of the new French merger control guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/publication-of-the-new-french-merger-control-guidelines

    The French Competition Authority (FCA) recently published its new merger control guidelines. The adoption of these new guidelines follows a series of public consultations and is part of the FCA’s efforts to simplify and ...

  6. Legal news
    24 June 2019
    Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Looking beyond
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/big-data-and-issues-and-opportunities-looking-beyond

    In this concluding article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities", we want to start looking beyond the issues and opportunities that were identified in the 17 articles that make up the series.

  7. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    Amendments to the EU vehicle type approval system and the exemption procedure for EU approval of new autonomous vehicle technology
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/amendments-to-the-eu-vehicle-type-approval-system-and-the-exemption-procedure-for-eu-approval

    Under the Whole Vehicle Type-Approval System ("WVTA"), a manufacturer can obtain certification for a vehicle type in one EU Member State and market it EU-wide without further tests. The certification is issued by a ...

  8. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    European industrial policy vs. European competition law: state of play 18 months after the Siemens-Alstom decision
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-industrial-policy-vs-european-competition-law-state

    The European Commission's decision to block the Siemens-Alstom mega-merger in February 2019 provoked the anger of the French and German governments that had backed the deal. Eighteen months after this decision and an ...

  9. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    Outlook: Sustainability and competition law in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-and-competition-law-in-202

    Competition law is (sometimes) perceived to be a barrier for cooperation and progress towards a more sustainable economy. This outlook 2021 explores the current available leeway under competition law for sustainability ...

  10. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    ECN+ Directive (finally) transposed into Spanish law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/ecn-directive-finally-transposed-into-spanish-law

    On 29 April 2021, the Spanish Royal Decree-Law 7/2021 entered into force, modifying the Spanish Competition Act (“LDC”) due to the transposition of the Directive 2019/1 – known as the “ECN+ Directive” – which aims to ...