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  1. Legal news
    22 June 2021
    UK CMA publishes guidance on sustainability claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-cma-publishes-guidance-on-sustainability-claims

    Sustainability (or environmental) claims are increasingly part of the purchasing experience for consumers. Such claims can be made in the context of advertising, on product labels and within accompanying product ...

  2. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK CMA & EU Commission seeking views from stakeholders on the new VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/uk-cma-eu-commission-seeking-views-from-stakeholders-on-the-new-vber

    The current Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and its accompanying guidelines provide the framework of competition law regulation for suppliers and distributors across the EU. It is due to expire in ...

  3. Legal news
    27 November 2020
    The UK CMA investigates misleading environmental claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-uk-cma-investigates-misleading-environmental-claims

    In recent years, sustainability credentials have moved from being ‘nice to have’ to an imperative for businesses in the UK, and across the EU. This has led to a wide array of sustainability claims ranging from a genuine ...

  4. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Booking.com and Expedia agree voluntary extension to parity commitments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/booking-com-and-expedia-agree-voluntary-extension-to-parity-commitments

    In 2010, the CMA’s predecessor, the OFT, launched an investigation into alleged pricing restrictions in the online hotel booking sector. The investigation looked into Booking.com and Expedia’s use of rate parity, or ...

  5. Legal news
    14 August 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - August 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-aug-2019

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

  6. Legal news
    21 February 2019
    Legal Update: Influencing The Influencers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/influencing-the-influencers

    Last month, the United Kingdom's ("UK") competition watchdog released its latest guidelines for social media influencers. The guidelines elucidate the application of existing consumer protection laws and industry rules ...

  7. Legal news
    21 December 2020
    Landmark Supreme Court decision takes an applicant-friendly approach to collective proceedings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/landmark-supreme-court-decision-takes-an-applicant-friendly-approach-to-collective-proceedings

    The UK Supreme Court has handed down a landmark judgment, Mastercard v Merricks, finding that the CAT incorrectly rejected an application for certification to bring collective proceedings. This decision sets out ...

  8. Legal news
    14 June 2021
    European Commission publishes initial findings of inquiry into consumer Internet of Things
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/european-commission-publishes-initial-findings-of-inquiry-into-consumer-internet-of-things

    The European Commission published its initial findings of its sector inquiry into markets for consumer Internet of Things. We’ve outlined the key outcomes of the report.

  9. Legal news
    27 May 2021
    When competition law and data protection overlap - Joint statement from the UK CMA and ICO
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/when-competition-law-and-data-protection-overlap

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...