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  1. Legal news
    03 March 2021
    Economic Experts calls for strengthened 'gatekeeper' obligations

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre recently published “A Report by a Panel of Economic Experts” (“the Report”) on the Digital Markets Act proposals unveiled by the Commission on 15 December 2020. To recall, ...

  2. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Technology M&A review - Edition 1

    A multi-jurisdictional team of Corporate Technology experts from Bird & Bird’s Nordic and Central European offices have contributed to the inaugural ‘Technology M&A Review’ book published by The Law Reviews.

  3. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Hold the front page! Advertising in the political hot seat

    At a time when online disinformation appears to be on the rise and attempts to manipulate the democratic debate have intensified, the role of political advertising has come under regulatory scrutiny in Brussels. The ...

  4. Legal news
    21 April 2021
    European Commission publishes landmark Artificial Intelligence regulatory package

    In Brussels today, the European Commission unveiled a much-anticipated new rulebook on Artificial Intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) package, which comprises: - a Proposal for a Regulation on a European ...

  5. Legal news
    12 March 2021
    EPO clarifies application of ‘computer program’ patentability exception to claims relating to computer simulations

    Chris de Mauny considers the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal decision in G 1/19 (SIMULATIONS). The Board implicitly endorsed the existing COMVIK approach for computer-implemented inventions and made clear that the same ...

  6. Legal news
    15 March 2021
    Amazon questions the EU system for allocation of cases within the ECN

    The behaviour of digital platforms, particularly Amazon, has sometimes clashed with competition rules. This article deals with a conflicting situation where two Competition Authorities within the ECN investigate the ...

  7. Legal news
    06 April 2021
    DEFeND: The next generation of Data privacy governance platform is ready to assist organisations with GDPR compliance

    The DEFeND consortium, born with the help of the European Commission that funded the project within the Horizon 2020 programme, realized an innovative data privacy governance software to empower organisations in ...

  8. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Negotiations intensify with the goal of creating tax rules fit for the digital economy

    Negotiations on taxation of the digital economy are underway and will continue to stir up the tax world. Not only are there moves on a global level with the initiatives of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...

  9. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Commission considers ways to enhance rules for the cost reduction of broadband and 5G roll-out

    On 27 January, the European Commission held a workshop as part of the public consultation of the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive of 2014 (BCRD). The Directive aims to facilitate and incentivise the ...

  10. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    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 ...