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  1. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Funds, FIRB and foreign government investment: the basics
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/funds-firb-and-foreign-government-investment-the-basics

    Foreign investment in Australia is heavily regulated. This is particularly the case where the investor includes foreign government funding. This article looks at the circumstances in which a foreign government entity ...

  2. Legal news
    09 September 2019
    The Importance Of Keeping Proper Financial Books And Records
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-importance-of-keeping-proper-financial-books-and-records

    A recent decision of Justice Rees of the Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms the importance of keeping proper financial books and records in the context of insolvency.

  3. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    FIRB update: Reducing the monetary thresholds and extending the review period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/firb-update-reducing-the-monetary-thresholds-and-extending-the-review-period

    On 29 March 2020 the Treasurer announced two significant changes to Australia's foreign investment rules. The changes are effectively immediately (but will not apply to transactions entered into before 10.30pm on 29 ...

  4. Legal news
    22 April 2020
    ACCC to the Rescue – Interim Authorisations Granted
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-to-the-rescue-interim-authorisations-granted

    In recent weeks, the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has acted swiftly and granted 17 interim authorisations to address immediate problems being faced by industry participants and to ensure public ...

  5. Legal news
    06 May 2021
    Bigtech entry in the payment sector raises potential competition law risks according to the French Competition Authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bigtech-entry-in-the-payment-sector-raises-potential-competition-law-risks

    On 29 April The French Competition Authority (FCA) published its report on the Fintech sector (available here, in French). This report follows its payment sector inquiry launched in January 2020, which primarily focused ...

  6. Legal news
    24 March 2021
    Bird & Bird Australia Corporate Counsel CPD Day 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/bird-australia-corporate-counsel-cpd-day-2021

    Bird & Bird Australia's Corporate Counsel CPD Day was held on the 17th of March 2021. Below are the recordings of the various sessions throughout the day.

  7. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    ACCC releases list of compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/accc-releases-list-of-compliance-and-enforcement-priorities-for-2021

    On 23 February 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released its compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021. These priorities provide guidance to industries and businesses regarding ...

  8. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.

  9. Twobirds news
    03 June 2019
    Baseline merges with Valeocon to bolster Bird & Bird management consulting business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/baseline-merges-with-valeocon

    International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the merger of its Baseline consulting arm with Valeocon Management Consulting, creating one of the largest management consultancy firms linked to an international law ...