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  1. Legal news
    04 June 2019
    Belgium has implemented the EU Geo-blocking Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/belgium-has-implemented-the-eu-geo-blocking-regulation

    The long-awaited Regulation (EU) 2018/302 (the "Geo-blocking Regulation") entered into force on 3 December 2018. Six months later, Belgium has taken the necessary steps to implement its enforcement obligations.

  2. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Video games sector hit with anti-trust fine for geo-blocking practices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/video-games-sector-hit-with-anti-trust-fine-for-geo-blocking-practices

    One of the final cases resulting from the European Commission's e-commerce sector enquiry has come to a conclusion. On 20 January 2021, the Directorate-General for Competition fined Valve Corporation, owner of the Steam ...

  3. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    Rock ‘n’ wear a mask – Flemish festival organisers to receive financial support
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/rock-n-wear-a-mask-flemish-festival-organisers-to-receive-financial-support

    Will the 2021 Festival Season take place as normal? Probably not. As the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its grip on life, uncertainty remains both for festival organisers and the vast crowd of festivalgoers that roam the ...

  4. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    'Infodemic' puts social media platforms under heightened regulatory scrutiny
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/infodemic-puts-social-media-platforms-under-heightened-regulatory-scrutiny

    Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few examples of the type of online misinformation that has been circulating ...

  5. 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

  6. Legal news
    02 November 2017
    Heightened antitrust/competition law risk for sport governing bodies facing new market entrants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/heightened-antitrust-competition-law-risk-for-sport-governing-bodies-facing-new-market-entrants

    In recent years, the European Commission (EC) and National Competition Authorities (NCA) have shown increased appetite to investigate sport governing bodies in relation to rules that restrict competition from new market ...

  7. Legal news
    24 September 2018
    Gambling Regulators Sharpen Focus on Loot Boxes & Social Gaming
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/gambling-regulators-sharpen-focus-on-loot-boxes-and-social-gaming

    Monday 17th September 2018 saw fifteen European gambling regulators and the Washington State Gambling Commission sign a Declaration stating that they are "increasingly concerned with the risks being posed by the ...

  8. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...