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  1. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    Losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: the battle is intensifying between insurers and merchants before the French courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/losses-incurred-as-a-result-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-the-battle-is-intensifying-between-insurers

    After a widely reported first decision issued by the Paris Commercial Court on 22 May 2020 in the Rostang vs. Axa France case, disputes between insurers and merchants (in most instances, restaurateurs) before the French ...

  2. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    New consumer rights for self-employed persons
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/201028-nowe-uprawnienia-dla-przedsiebiorcow-prowadzacych-jednoosobowa-dzialalnosc-gospodarcza

    Statistics estimate that over three million people in Poland are self-employed. As of 1 January 2021, self-employed persons will be granted certain rights which are currently enjoyed solely by consumers.

  3. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  4. Legal news
    03 November 2020
    Talking Shop October 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/talking-shop-october-2020

    Welcome to the October 2020 edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up.

  5. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    Electronic Cigarettes: Where does the UK Stand amid the International Backlash?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/electronic-cigarettes-where-does-the-uk-stand-amid-the-international-backlash

    In recent months, the safety and regulation of electronic cigarettes (commonly known as "e-cigarettes" or "vapes") has come under public scrutiny internationally by governments and the media following a series of ...

  6. Legal news
    27 June 2018
    Moratorium on the granting of licenses for touristic uses in Madrid
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/moratorium-on-the-granting-of-licenses-for-touristic-uses-in-madrid

    According to the opinion of the Town Hall of Madrid, governed by the left-wing and populist party "Podemos", the definition of "apartments for touristic use" involves those apartments that are allocated to tourist use ...

  7. Legal news
    15 May 2018
    Making your Markle: Royal emblems and souvenirs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/making-your-markle-royal-emblems-and-souvenirs

    There is no better way to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle though there are several legal obstacles for souvenir manufacturers and retailers to circumnavigate.

  8. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Food Standards Agency Update: Clarity or Calamity for CBD Food Businesses?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/food-standards-agency-update-clarity-or-calamity-for-cbd-food-businesses

    On 13 February the Food Standards Agency ("FSA"), which regulates food and food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, announced that extracts of cannabidiol ("CBD"), contained in any edible products, must ...

  9. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    UK: Regulatory Guidance for Retail Businesses Manufacturing and Supplying Personal Protection Products during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-regulatory-guidance-for-retail-businesses-manufacturing-and-supplying

    Retail businesses across the world are repurposing their production lines in an effort to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser, which are crucial to the fight against COVID-19. ...

  10. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    Sustainability in the supply chain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/sustainability-in-the-supply-chain

    Sustainability is undeniably a hot topic in the retail and consumer sector, and this is especially pervasive in the supply chain space. It is also a hugely broad term which covers a span of environmental, social and ...