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  1. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Bird & Bird’s Digital Rights & Assets group review the EU’s draft Data Governance Act and discuss its political reception and interaction with GDPR
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/bird-and-birds-digital-rights-and-assets-group-review-the-eus-draft-data-governance-act

    Our newly formed global Digital Rights & Assets group are delighted to present to you a podcast exploring some of the key issues relating to the European Commission’s draft Data Governance Act. In furtherance of its ...

  2. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Members of the European Competition Network argue in Favour of stronger role in enforcement of the DMA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/ecn-argue-in-favour-of-stronger-role-in-enforcement-of-the-dma

    The interest of National Competition Authorities (“NCAs”) in playing a prominent role in the enforcement of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) is not new. Back in May 2021, the German, French and Dutch competition ...

  3. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    Belgian Competition and Telecoms Authorities disagree over acquisition of Mobile Vikings by Proximus
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/belgian-competition-and-telecoms-authorities-disagree-over-acquisition

    In February 2021, Proximus, Belgium’s incumbent telecom provider, started prenotification talks with the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) with a view to taking over Mobile Vikings, a mobile virtual network operator ...

  4. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    The European Commission’s proposed Data Governance Act makes trust a cornerstone of data sharing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-european-comissions-proposed-data-governance-act

    In February 2020, the European Commission published its European Strategy for Data which set out the Commission’s vision for a single market for data across the EU, to provide access to high quality data sets and enable ...

  5. Legal news
    16 July 2019
    IP protection for key digital assets in the Energy Industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ip-protection-for-key-digital-assets-in-the-energy-industry

    The increasing digitisation of the energy industry depends in part on two things: data and AI. Is it possible to protect these key assets with IP rights?

  6. Legal news
    08 June 2021
    NFTs in video games: a level-up for a fast-growing industry?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/nfts-in-video-games-a-levelup-for-a-fastgrowing-industry

    Non-Fungible Tokens ("NFTs") may soon change the video game industry, as they provide easy access for players’ unique virtual goods in digital worlds. Collecting has always been a great passion for people in the ‘real’ ...

  7. Legal news
    02 March 2021
    Podcast: Open data – what can we learn from open source software?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/open-data-what-can-we-learn-from-open-source-software

    Miriam Ballhausen (Counsel, Germany) and Toby Bond (Senior Associate, UK) share their thoughts on the nature of open data, the developments they’re seeing in the marketplace for open data and how organisations can ...

  8. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Final act in the judicial saga on the TV broadcasting rights for Italian football championship
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/italy/final-act-in-the-judicial-saga-on-the-tv-broadcasting-rights-for-italian-football-championship

    On 28 December 2020, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato – "CDS") issued a judgment marking the last act in the national judicial dispute related to the assignment of the Lega Serie A (i.e. the ...

  9. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    “Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/digitalisation-act-approved-germany-pioneering-antitrust-regulation-of-digital-markets

    On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the so long discussed reform of German competition law which was now also confirmed by the second parliamentary chamber - the “Bundesrat”. The innovations to be ...

  10. Legal news
    17 February 2021
    Germany: What are crypto custodians allowed to do under the draft eWpG?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/germany-what-are-crypto-custodians-allowed-to-do-under-the-draft-ewpg

    The government draft of the Electronic Securities Introduction Act (eWpG) will also change the facts of the crypto custodian.