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  1. Legal news
    21 January 2020
    Ad blocking software - conflicting priorities on a two-sided market and competitive concerns
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/ad-blocking-software-conflicting-priorities-on-a-two-sided-market-and-competitive-concerns

    Our German partner Jörg Witting and associate Heike Lesch look at the recent decision of the German Federal Supreme Court on ad blocker software and the relevant antitrust aspects.

  2. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    New German antitrust rules to tackle digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/new-german-antitrust-rules-to-tackle-digital-markets

    Earlier this year, on 19 January 2021, the 10th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition was adopted. This introduces a new ex ante regime which complements the existing competition law framework ...

  3. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Germany - Federal Cartel Office approves Intersport’s online platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/federal-cartel-office-approves-intersports-online-platform

    Intersport switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport Digital GmbH (“IDG”) to a so-called "drop shipment business model". The FCO approved the business model due to it ...

  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
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  6. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - December 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-dec-2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2019
    New German Trade Secrets Act adopted
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-german-trade-secrets-act-adopted

    After several months of delay and heated political discussion among all German parties on the scope of protection of the draft act, on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the German parliament adopted the Federal Government’s ...

  8. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Managing merger control filings during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/managing-merger-control-filings-during-covid-19

    A brief overview of the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the coping strategies of competition authorities, and suggestions on what can be done if you are working on a project requiring merger control approval.