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  1. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Court of Justice of the European Union confirms: A bid-rigging infringement ends when the essential characteristics of the contract are concluded with the contracting authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/court-of-justice-of-the-european-union-confirms-a-bid-rigging-infringement-ends

    On 14 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling relating to a Finnish bid-rigging case stating that a bid-rigging infringement ends on the day the essential ...

  2. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Competition on the market for digital platforms in Sweden
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/competition-on-the-market-for-digital-platforms-in-sweden

    In February 2021 the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) published a report which covers the increasing influence of digital platforms within the field of competition law.

  3. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    The DCCA accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services from providers on the platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-accepts-commitments-from-a-digital-platform-to-remove-a-mandatory-minimum-hourly-fee

    A Danish digital platform facilitating contact between providers of cleaning services and customers, www.hilfr.dk (‘Hilfr’), operated with a minimum hourly fee as a prerequisite for the providers to offer their services ...

  4. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The Nordic competition authorities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden release a joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy on issues of competition in digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-nordic-competition-authorities-in-denmark-finland

    In order to contribute to the ongoing policy discussion on the challenges following the rise of digital technologies, the Nordic competition authorities have published a memorandum entitled “Digital platforms and the ...

  5. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Restrictions on online advertising through Adwords can constitute infringements of competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/restrictions-on-online-advertising-through-adwords-can-constitute-infringements-of-competition-law

    Restrictions between vertical undertakings on online advertising such as Adwords can constitute infringements of TFEU article 101 (1), if the restrictions deprive the restricted undertakings’ ability to sell their ...

  6. Legal news
    16 April 2021
    When does an agreement have as its purpose the restriction of competition?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/when-does-an-agreement-have-as-its-purpose-to-restrict-competition

    The Danish High Court has affirmed that Article 6(1) of the Danish Competition Act (corresponding to Article 101(1) TFEU), was infringed by a natural gas company, Hovedstadsregionens og Midt-Nords Naturgasselskab I/S ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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 ...