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  1. Legal news
    15 April 2019
    EC Expert Group calls for changes to antitrust enforcement in digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-expert-group-calls-for-changes-to-antitrust-enforcement-in-digital-markets

    In these final months of Margrethe Vestager's mandate as European Competition Commissioner, she is pursuing a serious reflection on whether or not traditional competition rules and principles are fit for purpose in this ...

  2. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    New Commission Notice on relevant market likely to be more focussed on digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/new-commission-notice-on-relevant-market-likely-to-be-more-focussed-on-digital-markets

    The consultation on the Commission Notice on relevant market definition has finished and sparked many responses pressing for more guidance on digital markets. This article will discuss which topics are likely to be ...

  3. Legal news
    30 November 2017
    Commission adopts light touch in SEP Guidelines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/commission-adopts-light-touch-in-sep-guidelines

    Yesterday the European Commission issued its much awaited guidance on the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents. Whilst the guidelines broadly endorse Unwired Planet v Huawei and Huawei v ZTE , what is more ...

  4. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Commission’s report on the implementation of the Damages Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/commissions-report-on-the-implementation-of-the-damages-directive

    On 14 December 2020, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (“the Damages Directive”). Overall, the Commission is positive ...

  5. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    State aid – Green Deal and Digitalisation in a challenging year 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-green-deal-and-digitalisation-in-a-challenging-year-2021

    Several new developments can be expected to unfold in 2021, in particular, in view of the European Green Deal and the ambitious digitalisation plans of the European Commission.

  6. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    2021 - Tougher merger control is on the horizon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/2021---tougher-merger-control-is-on-the-horizon

    Merger control is a critical part of the competition law tool kit. However, the rapid evolution of many sectors in recent years and the emergence of new market players, especially companies with a high technological ...

  7. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Developments in innovation, data sharing and pricing algorithms – Outlook for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/developments-in-innovation-data-sharing-and-pricing-algorithms-outlook-for-2021

    The restrictions and possibilities under competition law for undertakings to exchange information and cooperate on innovation can be expected to receive a lot of interest from regulators in 2021, since all the currently ...

  8. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    A competitive approach to achieving Green Deal goals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-competitive-approach-to-achieving-green-deal-goals

    With climate change near the top of the international political agenda, the European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has made the Green Deal plan, together with the transition to a truly Digital Europe, into a ...

  9. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    The European Commission publishes the Results of the public consultation on the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/the-european-commission-publishes-the-results-of-the-public-consultation-on-the-review-of-the-motor

    On 17 March 2021, the European Commission (“EC”) published a summary of the contributions on the review of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (“MVBER”) (“Consultation”). The MVBER is due to expire on 31 May ...

  10. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    CNMC clears Bankia-Caixabank merger with conditions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/cnmc-clears-bankia-caixabank-merger-with-conditions

    The Spanish Competition authority (“CNMC”) has cleared Caixabank’s acquisition of state-owned financial entity Bankia in phase I, subject to conditions. This transaction gives rise to the merger between the third and ...