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  1. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Negotiations intensify with the goal of creating tax rules fit for the digital economy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/negotiations-intensify-with-the-goal-of-creating-tax-rules-fit-for-the-digital-economy

    Negotiations on taxation of the digital economy are underway and will continue to stir up the tax world. Not only are there moves on a global level with the initiatives of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...

  2. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    Navigating an exceptionally diverse European landscape
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/navigating-an-exceptionally-diverse-european-landscape

    Senior Public Affairs Manager, Francine Cunningham, outlines 9 things to look out for as the newly elected Members arrive for the first plenary session of the ninth term of the European Parliament

  3. Legal news
    03 July 2019
    Starting gun fired for roll out of 5G services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/starting-gun-fired-for-roll-out-of-5g-services

    As the 2020 target date of the EU Action Plan to launch 5G services in Europe is fast approaching, several Member States are taking further steps towards deployment.

  4. Legal news
    07 January 2020
    EU top court rules out possibility to create second-hand marketplaces for digital content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-top-court-rules-out-possibility-to-create-second-hand-marketplaces-for-digital-content

    In a much-anticipated judgment delivered last month (Tom Kabinet, C-263/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), that is the highest EU court, ruled that the provision – over the internet – of e-books ...

  5. Legal news
    01 December 2020
    EU aims to be a global norm-setter regarding IP
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-aims-to-be-a-global-norm-setter-regarding-ip

    As part of its mission to achieve technology sovereignty in Europe, the European Commission last week published an Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan, which aims to drive economic growth by helping companies ...

  6. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    New study offers comprehensive assessment of open internet rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-study-offers-comprehensive-assessment-of-open-internet-rules

    Bird & Bird, together with consultancy firm Ecorys, has produced a study on behalf of the European Commission on "The implementation of the open internet provisions of the Telecoms Single Market Regulation".

  7. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    UK Communications Regulator sets out plans to drive fibre roll-out and 5G connectivity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-communications-regulator-sets-out-plans-to-drive-fibre-roll-out-and-5g-connectivity

    The UK communications regulator, Ofcom published on 18 March 2021 its final decision in the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review (“WFTMR”). This sets out the regulatory landscape covering residential and business ...

  8. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Sweden makes step forward to transpose new telecoms rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/sweden-makes-step-forward-to-transpose-new-telecoms-rules

    Implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) has taken a step forward in Sweden, with the publication on 4 September of a memorandum by the Swedish Government.

  9. Legal news
    12 June 2019
    EU Regulatory Initiatives and Competition Policy in the Digital Era: What has been completed and what to expect in the next mandate
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-regulatory-initiatives-and-competition-policy-in-the-digital-era

    This International Bar Association paper prepared under the leadership of Bird & Bird experts Hein Hobbelen, Francine Cunningham & Baptist Vleeshouwers, takes stock of EU Digital Single Market initiatives and ...