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  1. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    The future of the VBER
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-future-of-the-vber

    The current VBER has been in force since 2010. Since then, the commercial landscape has changed dramatically. The Commission published its evaluation of the VBER on 8 September 2020. This article looks at the changes to ...

  2. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Force majeure, and beyond: Other contractual and related issues on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/force-majeure-and-beyond-other-contractual-and-related-issues-on-covid-19

    Much of the recent commentary has focused on whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event which would entitle one party to suspend performance or cancel an existing contract but in this briefing we take a holistic approach ...

  3. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    New German legislation allows access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/new-german-legislation-allows-access-to-the-iphones-nfc-antenna

    As part of the implementation of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5), the German Parliament has decided to require providers of technical infrastructures, such as Apple in relation to the Near Field ...

  4. 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.

  5. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Large tech merger provides an early opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/large-tech-merger-provides-an-early-opportunity-to-test-the-fitness-of-the-competition

    Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit provides an opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime and reflect upon the ongoing global scrutiny of Big Tech.

  6. Twobirds news
    01 November 2018
    Bird & Bird announce latest global promotions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/bird-and-bird-announce-latest-global-promotions

    Bird & Bird are pleased to announce the promotion of three partners, as well as eight Senior Counsel/Counsel/Legal Directors from across our global offices.

  7. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    Managing China Subsidiaries during the COVID-19 Epidemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/managing-china-subsidiaries-during-the-covid19-epidemic

    Relevant Legal Issues and Countermeasures in relation to Corporate Governance and Compliance.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    Outlook: Sustainability and competition law in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-and-competition-law-in-202

    Competition law is (sometimes) perceived to be a barrier for cooperation and progress towards a more sustainable economy. This outlook 2021 explores the current available leeway under competition law for sustainability ...