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  1. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposes fines of EUR 6.7 million on Volkswagen dealers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/slovakia/slovak-antimonopoly-office-imposes-fines-of-eur-6-7-million-on-volkswagen-dealers

    The Council of Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposed fines in the amount of EUR 6.7 million on 18 Volkswagen distributors in Slovakia. According to the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, the cartel has lasted for several years, ...

  2. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Finland prolongs the time limits for merger review due to the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/finland-prolongs-the-time-limits-for-merger-review-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis

    The Finnish Competition Act is amended temporarily. The time limits for merger control proceedings are amended so that the processing time limit for the phase II is extended by 23 working days, allowing a total ...

  3. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    The DCCA accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services from providers on the platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-accepts-commitments-from-a-digital-platform-to-remove-a-mandatory-minimum-hourly-fee

    A Danish digital platform facilitating contact between providers of cleaning services and customers, www.hilfr.dk (‘Hilfr’), operated with a minimum hourly fee as a prerequisite for the providers to offer their services ...

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The DCCA conditionally clears an acquisition in the natural gas sector subject to the divestment of 107,000 consumers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-conditionally-clears-an-acquisition-in-the-natural-gas-sector-subject-to-the-divestment

    On 28 May 2020, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) received a complete notification of SEAS-NVE A/S’ (SEAS-NVE) acquisition of control of several subsidiaries of Ørsted A/S. The DCCA approved the ...

  5. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    European Commission approves most Danish State Aid measures
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/european-commission-approves-most-danish-state-aid-measures

    On 2 June 2020, the European Commission published an overview of the State aid measures approved under Article 107(2)b TFEU, Article 107(3)b and under the Temporary State Aid Framework since the beginning of the ...

  6. Legal news
    01 August 2017
    Non-price competition in selective distribution - the landmark opinion of AG Wahl on online platform bans
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/non-price-competition-in-selective-distribution

    On 26 July 2017, Advocate General (“AG”) Wahl delivered to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) a long-awaited opinion on whether preventing distributors from selling products on online platforms (such as ...

  7. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    The CJEU provides clarity on the definition of a "payment account"
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/the-cjeu-provides-clarity-on-the-definition-of-a-payment-account

    On 4 October 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a bank account which does not allow the account holder to make payments to third parties, or to receive payments from third parties, does ...

  8. Legal news
    05 June 2018
    European Court of Justice clarifies that gun-jumping requires change of control
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/european-court-of-justice-clarifies-that-gunjumping-requires-change-of-control

    On 31 May 2018, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") issued its much anticipated judgment in the Danish gun-jumping case, concerning the acquisition by EY Denmark of KPMG Denmark.

  9. Legal news
    14 August 2020
    FCCA's policy to prohibit recordings of hearings declared unlawful
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/fccas-policy-to-prohibit-recordings-of-hearings-declared-unlawful

    According to the decision of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice ("DCJ"), the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") cannot restrict the right of attorneys to record the hearings conducted by the FCCA under ...

  10. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Impacts of COVID-19 on public procurement in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/koronaviruksen-vaikutukset-julkisiin-hankintoihin

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has in a short time driven the whole world into a state of emergency. The pandemic may cause situations for which contracting authorities cannot have prepared for in advance. In this article, ...