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  1. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-supermarket-giant-issued-with-record-fine-for-spam-breaches

    Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple, significant breaches of the Spam Act ...

  2. Legal news
    12 December 2019
    BaFin's market research survey on 'Derivatives with crypto assets' closes on Friday
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bafins-market-research-survey-on-derivatives-with-crypto-assets-closes-on-friday

    As the market volume of crypto currencies has constantly increased over the past years, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has committed to conducting a market research survey on derivatives with ...

  3. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    LawTech Delivery Panel issues "watershed" Legal Statement Demystifying Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/lawtech-delivery-panel-issues-watershed-legal-statement-demystifying-cryptoassets-and-smart

    Earlier this year, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), part of the LawTech Delivery Panel, published its Consultation Paper to consider what it described as "the perceived legal uncertainty" relating to cryptoassets ...

  4. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    Global M&A Review with Ciesco
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/global-m-and-a-review-with-ciesco

    Bird & Bird was delighted to host Ciesco at its offices in London for its annual Digital, Media, Marketing and Related Technology M&A Review. The event saw an overview of the M&A landscape for the last 12 months, as ...

  5. Legal news
    04 March 2020
    Blockchain And Smart Contracts In Retail
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-and-smart-contracts-in-retail

    An "informal" article discussing the application of blockchain technology to the retail sector and an overview of key legal issues.

  6. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    PSD2: transitional period for strong customer authentication for remote card payments in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/psd2-transitional-period-for-strong-customer-authentication-for-remote-card-payments-in-italy

    On 29 November 2019, Bank of Italy has issued a press release where it announced that it will grant an adjustment period until 31 December 2020 to comply with the PSD2 strong customer authentication (SCA) requirement ...

  7. Legal news
    15 July 2019
    Does access to data require a new approach in antitrust aftermarket cases?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/does-access-to-data-require-a-new-approach-in-antitrust-aftermarket-cases

    This article examines the theory and practice of the European Commission on the subject of aftermarkets to date and what may be required to change as regards digitised markets

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Double Caution: Gun Jumping Risks in M&A Transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/double-caution-gun-jumping-risks-in-m-and-a-transactions

    Following a few interesting EU developments regarding gun jumping in concentrations our Competition team looked into the relevance for M&A transactions, whilst taking into perspective what the ECJ and European ...

  10. 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.