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  1. Legal news
    24 November 2016
    Esports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/esports-betting-the-uk-gambling-commission-provides-some-insight-and-flexes-its-muscles

    As the popularity of skin betting and other forms of gambling relating to esports continues to grow - and with one eye on the intervention of the Washington State Gambling Commission in respect of Valve's online ...

  2. Legal news
    27 August 2019
    Four lessons from the ASA’s first bans on sexist ads
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/four-lessons-from-the-asas-first-bans-on-sexist-ads

    The banning of two ads by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in the first ever rulings to rely on a new code against perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes, has been met with surprise and criticism from ...

  3. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Secondary ticketing website Viagogo now compliant with UK law following pressure from the CMA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/secondary-ticketing-website-viagogo-now-compliant-with-uk-law-following-pressure-from-the-cma

    As the Competition and Markets Authority unexpectedly abandoned its court action against Viagogo, what is the state of play for the UK's secondary ticketing industry?

  4. Legal news
    12 December 2019
    The USA is investigating social media app TikTok – what does this mean for social media platforms & transparency?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-usa-is-investigating-social-media-app-tiktok

    The US has just recently launched a national security review into the acquisition of US social media app, Musical.ly by the China-based owner ByteDance. ByteDance purchased the popular lip-syncing app for $1 billion ...

  5. Legal news
    05 May 2017
    Esports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/esports-broadcasting-difficult-balance-to-strike

    Esports has a large, global and rapidly growing viewership. In December 2016, 43 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the League of Legends world finals.

  6. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/johnny-depps-nightmare-on-fleet-street-part-1

    In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only ...

  7. Twobirds news
    08 March 2019
    Bird & Bird advises Riot Games on its ground-breaking esports partnership with Nike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-advises-riot-games-on-its-ground-breaking-esports-partnership-with-nike

    International law firm Bird & Bird has advised Riot Games, the video game developer and esports tournament organiser, on its ground-breaking partnership with Nike.