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  1. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    State aid support to the Hotel and Leisure sector following the COVID-19 outbreak
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-support-to-the-hotel-and-leisure-sector-following-the-covid19-outbreak

    The European Commission has recognised the Hotel and Leisure sector as one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Hotel and Leisure sector is unparalleled. The ...

  2. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Food and Beverage & COVID-19 & Antitrust Q&As
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/food-and-beverage-and-covid19-and-antitrust-qas

    As a general rule, companies are required to self-assess whether any cooperation they enter into is antitrust compliant. This is particularly true when it comes to cooperation with competitors which finds itself in the ...

  3. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    Online Competition Compliance Training
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/online-competition-compliance-training

    Continuing your Competition Compliance training programme when people are working remotely.

  4. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic in the Aviation sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-the-aviation-sector

    In this period of crisis, the European Commission has shown its willingness to help Member States in the design of state aid schemes and/or individual measures to support companies facing economic difficulties due to ...

  5. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – Automotive sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-automotive-sector

    Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions ...

  6. Legal news
    18 March 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – obtaining State aid for mitigating the financial impact of the pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-obtaining-state-aid-for-mitigating-the-financial-impact

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been declared an exceptional occurrence, paving the way for more and faster approval of national State aid initiatives in the EU.

  7. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Increased leeway for cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment companies during the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-cooperation-between-pharma-and-medical-equipment-companies

    Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half a century the EU and its Member States have vigorously defended effective competition by pursuing and sanctioning ...

  8. Legal news
    07 September 2020
    Netherlands: ACM fine lowered with 99% due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/acm-fine-lowered-with-99-percent-due-to-covid-19

    The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven, “CBb”) reduced a fine imposed by the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (“ACM”) on an unidentified undertaking with 99%, ...

  9. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Impacts of COVID-19 on public procurement in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/koronaviruksen-vaikutukset-julkisiin-hankintoihin

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has in a short time driven the whole world into a state of emergency. The pandemic may cause situations for which contracting authorities cannot have prepared for in advance. In this article, ...

  10. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...