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  1. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    UOKiK blocks acquisition of media group
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/poland/uokik-blocks-acquisition-of-media-group

    Following more than a one-year phase II investigation, in January 2021, the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) announced that it blocked the acquisition of Eurozet by Agora.

  2. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Prospective Refinements to CCCS’ Competition Guidelines in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/prospective-refinements-to-cccs-competition-guidelines-in-2021

    Digital platforms have experienced significant growth and popularity in Singapore in recent years and COVID-19 has accelerated its proliferation. The rapid pace of innovation and broad adoption of these platforms have ...

  3. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Proposed changes to the Danish Competition Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/proposed-changes-to-the-danish-competition-act

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2021
    Refinements to the proposed UK National Security and Investment regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/refinements-to-the-proposed-uk-national-security-and-investment-regime

    In November 2020, the UK published a draft of its new National Security and Investment Bill ("NSIB"), introducing a new regime for reviewing investments on national security grounds. At the same time, the Government ...

  8. Legal news
    26 January 2021
    Media, Middle East and Qatari Reconciliation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uae/media-middle-east-and-qatari-reconciliation

    At a summit in January 2021, a number of GCC countries including the UAE who had stopped trade and travel links with Qatar agreed to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...