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  1. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  2. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Economic Measures to Combat COVID-19 in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/economic-measures-to-combat-covid-19-in-australia

    On 23 March 2020, the Australian Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act No. 22 of 2020 (the Act), which is designed to provide an economic response to the effect, on Australia, of the ...

  3. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Maybe you need a payment licence or maybe you do not? Recent developments in regulation of money services in Hong Kong.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/hong-kong/maybe-you-need-a-payment-licence-or-maybe-you-do-not

    In Hong Kong, any person who intends to carry out "money services" must apply for a money services operator ("MSO") licence from the Customs and Excise Department ("CED") under the Anti-Money Laundering and ...

  4. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Six Key Regulatory Rules for Entry into The Cosmetics Market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/six-key-regulatory-rules-for-entry-into-the-cosmetics-market

    Unlike other types of products (such as medicinal products) cosmetics products do not need prior regulatory approval before they can be put on the market. This does not mean, however, that they are unregulated – far ...

  5. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Large tech merger provides an early opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/large-tech-merger-provides-an-early-opportunity-to-test-the-fitness-of-the-competition

    Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit provides an opportunity to test the fitness of the competition regime and reflect upon the ongoing global scrutiny of Big Tech.

  6. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...