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  1. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Consumer Protection: UK grants CMA online enforcement order powers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/consumer-protection-uk-grants-cma-online-enforcement-order-powers

    Businesses operating in the Retail & Consumer sphere may not be aware that the UK government has recently laid before Parliament an EU-derived Regulation which grants the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) new ...

  2. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    Platform to Business Regulations: what rights do consumer brands have when selling through online platforms?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/platform-to-business-regulations-what-rights-do-consumer-brands-have-when-selling

    The Platform to Business Regulation ("P2B Regulation", officially Regulation 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) comes into force on 12 July 2020. The ...

  3. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    Considering Consumers: Tips for Consumer Law Compliance
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/considering-consumers-tips-for-consumer-law-compliance

    Consumers are increasingly aware of – and vocal about – their rights. That’s why it’s important to get your interactions with them right from the outset, not only to ensure that you’re complying with the law but also to ...

  4. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Social media helps consumers understand the brands they use every day, but what does it all mean for franchisors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/social-media-helps-consumers-understand-the-brands-they-use-every-day-but-what-does-it-all-mean

    It’s 2020 and everyone is on social media. Even your grandma has a social media account and regularly comments on your vacation pictures. It is safe to say that social media is going to be here for some time. Whether ...

  5. Legal news
    04 January 2018
    An end to payment surcharges?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/an-end-to-payment-surcharges

    From 13 January 2018, the extent to which businesses can charge consumers and other businesses fees for particular methods of payment is greatly curtailed.

  6. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Slovakia: The Slovak Trade Inspectorate’s list of risky e-shops and the sale and purchase of filter face half masks during the Coronavirus pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/slovakia/the-slovak-trade-inspectorates-list-of-risky-eshops

    The Slovak Trade Inspectorate regularly publishes information about websites that it considers risky due to non-compliance with certain legal obligations, as well as problematic exercising of consumer rights and ...

  7. Legal news
    28 September 2020
    Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) Publishes New Guidelines on Price Transparency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/competition-and-consumer-commission-of-singapore-cccs-publishes-new-guidelines-on-price-transparency

    The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”), which oversees consumer protection and anti-competition practices in Singapore, has published a set of guidelines on how suppliers should transparently and ...

  8. Legal news
    29 July 2020
    Product Placement with Influencers is “obvious” marketing and does not require disclosure, according to the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/product-placement-with-influencers-is-obvious-marketing-and-does-not-require-disclosure

    In a decision contrary to the current climate on influencer marketing, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg decided that Instagram posts of influencers containing product placement do not need to be disclosed as ...

  9. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    Updates to Swedish Consumer Legislation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/updates-to-swedish-consumer-legislation

    The Swedish government has recently presented an inquiry proposing that the current Consumer Sales Act (1990:932) be replaced by a new act – the Act on Consumer Protection in Sales and Certain Other Contracts.

  10. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    New judgement regarding the Swedish alcohol monopoly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/new-judgement-regarding-the-swedish-alcohol-monopoly

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently issued a judgment concerning Systembolaget’s alcohol retail monopoly. The background to the case is that the Swedish Alcohol Act (2010:1622) only allows the state ...