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  1. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Facebook - at the cross-roads of data protection and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/facebook-at-the-cross-roads-of-data-protection-and-competition-law

    On Thursday, 7 February 2019, Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office, FCO) handed down its long-awaited decision on Facebook. It took the FCO nearly three years to conclude the ...

  2. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    GDPR fine against a telecommunications provider in Germany - here are the key facts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/dsgvo-bussgeld-gegen-einen-telekommunikationsanbieter

    On Tuesday, 9 December 2019, the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner announced in a press release that he had imposed a fine of EUR 9.55 million on the telecommunications service provider 1&1 Telecom GmbH.

  3. Twobirds news
    09 October 2020
    Bird & Bird advises investor Antin on a joint venture between Eurofiber and Vattenfall
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/germany/bird-and-bird-advises-investor-antin-on-a-joint-venture-between-eurofiber-and-vattenfall

    Bird & Bird LLP advised the private equity firm Antin Infrastructure Partners, the sole shareholder of Eurofiber, on the formation of a joint venture between Eurofiber and Vattenfall.

  4. Legal news
    30 July 2019
    CJEU Fashion ID Case: Thumbs down to Facebook's "Like" feature
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/cjeu-fashion-id-case-thumbs-down-to-facebook's-like-feature

    The decision (case C-210/16) deals mainly with the issue of “joint controllership” between Facebook and website operators using Facebook's 'Like' button on their website. The highest EU court decided that the operator ...

  5. Legal news
    01 June 2021
    Bird & Bird's Adtech Webinar: The impact of tracking-related changes to iOS 14.5 and other key challenges on the horizon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/adtech-webinar--may-2021

    With the adtech sector currently resonating with the impact of Apple’s recent changes to user tracking within iOS 14.5, with reports surfacing of up to 90% opt-out rates, we will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 26 May ...

  6. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    German Federal Cartel Office against Facebook: now the European Court of Justice will decide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/german-federal-cartel-office-against-facebook-now-the-european-court-of-justice-will-decide

    Is Facebook abusing its dominant position in the market by collecting data on its own platforms and on third-party websites and combining it in a large data pool? The Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has decided that ...

  7. Twobirds news
    02 September 2021
    Bird & Bird advises doctari investor Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition of three companies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2021/germany/bird-and-bird-beraet-doctari-investor-vitruvian-bei-zukauf-von-drei-unternehmen

    Bird & Bird LLP has advised Vitruvian Partners LLP, a European private equity firm and investor in healthcare service provider doctari GmbH, on its acquisition of three companies.

  8. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    Consent in online contexts - the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision on Planet49 and Facebook
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/einwilligung-im-online-kontext-bgh-urteile-in-den-verfahren-planet49-und-facebook

    Today, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) handed down two important cases concerning consent, the use of cookies and the enforcement of claims under the GDPR by third parties.