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  1. Legal news
    14 August 2020
    FCCA's policy to prohibit recordings of hearings declared unlawful
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/fccas-policy-to-prohibit-recordings-of-hearings-declared-unlawful

    According to the decision of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice ("DCJ"), the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") cannot restrict the right of attorneys to record the hearings conducted by the FCCA under ...

  2. Legal news
    14 May 2021
    A change of M.O. on divestments in merger control
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-change-of-mo-on-divestments-in-merger-control

    For the first time in Finnish merger control history, parties to a merger committed to an upfront-buyer provision. On 19 April 2021, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority approved the merger between Altia Oyj ...

  3. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    A lenient stance on price recommendations by the Finnish Market Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-lenient-stance-on-price-recommendations-by-the-finnish-market-court

    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
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  5. Legal news
    06 September 2018
    Talking Shop Summer 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/talking-shop-summer-2018

    Welcome to your Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.

  6. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    New judgement regarding the Swedish alcohol monopoly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/new-judgement-regarding-the-swedish-alcohol-monopoly

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently issued a judgment concerning Systembolaget’s alcohol retail monopoly. The background to the case is that the Swedish Alcohol Act (2010:1622) only allows the state ...

  7. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    The issues to be tackled by the new VBER in relation to selective distribution
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-issues-to-be-tackled-by-the-new-vber-in-relation-to-selective-distribution

    Selective distribution systems are exempted from the application of Article 101(1) of the TFEU if certain conditions laid down in the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation ("VBER") are met. During the process of reforming ...

  8. Twobirds news
    01 November 2018
    Bird & Bird announce latest global promotions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/bird-and-bird-announce-latest-global-promotions

    Bird & Bird are pleased to announce the promotion of three partners, as well as eight Senior Counsel/Counsel/Legal Directors from across our global offices.

  9. 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.