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  1. Legal news
    06 December 2017
    Luxury brand owners can prevent authorised distributors selling on third party platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/luxury-brand-owners-can-prevent-authorised-distributors-selling-on-third-party-platforms

    On Wednesday the 6th December 2017, the European Court of Justice ("the Court") delivered its long-awaited Coty judgment on the ability of brand-owners to restrict dealers selling on market places.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    US food delivery companies hit with anti-trust law suit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/us-food-delivery-companies-hit-with-anti-trust-law-suit

    Locked down or not, customers increasingly rely on deliveries from local restaurants. What if delivery companies imposed "no price competition clauses" on restaurants as a requirement for participating in delivery apps? ...

  5. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Retail Price Maintenance in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/retail-price-maintenance-in-the-eu

    The European Commission concluded in its 2017 Final Report on the e-commerce sector that pricing restrictions are generally the most widespread contractual restrictions. Manufacturers and retailers have been using ...

  6. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    GVH launches sector inquiry regarding supply of beverages in the HoReCa sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/gvh-launches-sector-inquiry-regarding-supply-of-beverages-in-the-horeca-sector

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) launched a sector inquiry in October 2020 in order to investigate the supply of beverages in the HoReCa sector (hotels, restaurants and cafés). The GVH suspects that Hungarian ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-pivots-in-light-of-covid-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  9. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    How are vertical agreements regulated in Australia?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/how-are-vertical-agreements-regulated-in-australia

    Unlike the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation in the EU, Australia's Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (‘CCA’) does not regulate vertical restraints or vertical conduct through a single legislative ...