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  1. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    The myth and the mystery of the fundraising process
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-myth-and-the-mystery-of-the-fundraising-process

    From a founder’s perspective, the process of raising funds to fuel the brainwave can resemble a black hole of Eventbrite tickets, template introductory emails, and speculative coffees with that friend of a friend of a ...

  2. Legal news
    03 July 2020
    UK: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – An overview of the main changes and how companies can use the reforms to their best advantage
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-act-2020

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the "Act") represents big changes to the current insolvency legislative framework and potentially to companies who may be affected by an insolvency within their supply ...

  3. Legal news
    14 May 2021
    A change of M.O. on divestments in merger control
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-change-of-mo-on-divestments-in-merger-control

    For the first time in Finnish merger control history, parties to a merger committed to an upfront-buyer provision. On 19 April 2021, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority approved the merger between Altia Oyj ...

  4. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    BirdWatch - Ninth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/birdwatch-ninth-edition

    Welcome to the 9th edition of BirdWatch - our regular newsletter to keep US businesses informed on the latest developments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

  5. Legal news
    08 November 2021
    It’s not all about the money: How do luxury companies compete with Private Equity and Special Purchase Acquisition Companies when looking to acquire founder-owned luxury businesses?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/its-not-all-about-the-money

    The shift to digitalisation and concentration of winning brands, against a background of unprecedented government cash injections into the global economy, has created a pressure-cooker environment in the luxury M&A ...

  6. Legal news
    01 November 2021
    European hotels: M&A market and deal process snapshot
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/european-hotels-ma-market-and-deal-process-snapshot

    The near freezing of the market in the early days of the pandemic is now firmly in the past. Back then there was a sense that there would be a huge opportunity to buy at distressed prices. In practice, it hasn’t worked ...

  7. Legal news
    15 June 2020
    Commission seeks views on 'gatekeeper' platforms and a new competition tool
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/commission-seeks-views-on-gatekeeper-platforms-and-a-new-competition-tool

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act plus a New Competition Tool and is requesting feedback on roadmaps including one on ex ante regulatory instruments for ...

  8. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    European industrial policy vs. European competition law: state of play 18 months after the Siemens-Alstom decision
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-industrial-policy-vs-european-competition-law-state

    The European Commission's decision to block the Siemens-Alstom mega-merger in February 2019 provoked the anger of the French and German governments that had backed the deal. Eighteen months after this decision and an ...

  9. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19 in Germany: Legal obligations of managing directors in the corona crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-rechtliche-pflichten-von-geschaeftsfuehrern

    The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly having a significant impact on the economy and companies. In connec-tion with the crisis, managing directors of limited liability companies (GmbH) are confronted with a wide range ...

  10. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    AIM Corporate Governance – A Survey of Codes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/aim-corporate-governance--a-survey-of-codes

    AIM companies must now disclose details of the recognised corporate governance code that it has adopted, how the company complies with this code or, where it departed from this code, an explanation of the reasons for ...