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  1. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Update Dutch Franchise Act: Franchise Act passed by the Upper House of Parliament
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/franchise-act-passed-by-the-upper-house-of-parliament

    On 30 June 2020, the Upper House of Parliament voted in favour of the new Franchise Act, meaning it has now passed the entire legislative process.

  2. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-accc-pivots-in-light-of-covid-19

    Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in response to the COVID-19 ...

  3. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    UK: Maximising the benefit of trading losses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/maximising-the-benefit-of-trading-losses

    Franchise businesses grappling with the broad range of issues brought about by the pandemic are conserving cash wherever possible. In the UK, these businesses may have taken advantage of the Job Retention Scheme to ...

  4. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    The outlook for franchises
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-outlook-for-franchises

    In the last few years, franchising has become an increasingly popular distribution structure across the EU. A franchise is a vertical agreement, and therefore should not contain any of the hard-core restrictions set out ...

  5. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Brexit: the impact on trade between the UK and the EU for franchise businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/brexit-the-impact-on-trade-between-the-uk-and-the-eu-for-franchise-businesses

    If your franchise relies on products being imported into the UK or involves the supply of products to franchisees in the EU then, if at the end of the transition period no free trade agreement is negotiated, you could ...

  6. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Key implications on the use of registered trade marks of Licensors in local trade names of Licensees in the Middle East.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uae/implications-on-use-of-trade-marks-of-licensors-in-local-trade-names-of-licensees

    Melissa Murray and Ayah Abdin summarise the implications of a licensee using the registered trade marks of a Licensor in local trade names in the Middle East.

  7. Legal news
    20 March 2020
    Legal considerations when launching a gym or fitness establishment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/legal-considerations-when-launching-a-gym-or-fitness-establishment

    Fitness and wellness options in Singapore have been steadily rising thanks in large part to the growing awareness of the manifold benefits of health. This is reflected in the life choices that are now commonplace not ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Increased leeway for horizontal and vertical co-operation in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-horizontal-and-vertical-cooperation

    Existing competition rules are broad enough to also cater for extraordinary times such as the COVID-19 crisis. The EU as well as the network of European competition authorities are now explicitly acknowledging that ...

  10. Legal news
    06 September 2018
    Talking Shop Summer 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/talking-shop-summer-2018

    Welcome to your Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.