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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The Nordic competition authorities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden release a joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy on issues of competition in digital markets
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-nordic-competition-authorities-in-denmark-finland

    In order to contribute to the ongoing policy discussion on the challenges following the rise of digital technologies, the Nordic competition authorities have published a memorandum entitled “Digital platforms and the ...

  4. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Restrictions on online advertising through Adwords can constitute infringements of competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/restrictions-on-online-advertising-through-adwords-can-constitute-infringements-of-competition-law

    Restrictions between vertical undertakings on online advertising such as Adwords can constitute infringements of TFEU article 101 (1), if the restrictions deprive the restricted undertakings’ ability to sell their ...

  5. Legal news
    07 February 2018
    Collaborating with your competitors: six steps to minimise the challenges of competition law in the aerospace, defence and security sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/collaborating-with-your-competitors-the-challenges-of-competition-law-in-the-ads-sector

    Under increasing pressure to collaborate with competitors, or feeling they must do so to innovate at the rate needed to compete, the Aerospace, Defence and Security (ADS) industries find themselves faced with a ...

  6. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    State aid and sustainability: what does the future hold for aviation?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-sustainability-what-does-the-future-hold-for-aviation

    As hard-hit airlines around the world fight to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, many are increasingly relying on state aid for survival. These governments are seeking to find ways to nudge national infrastructure towards ...

  7. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Proposed changes to the Danish Competition Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/proposed-changes-to-the-danish-competition-act

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  8. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    The issues to be tackled by the new VBER in relation to selective distribution
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-issues-to-be-tackled-by-the-new-vber-in-relation-to-selective-distribution

    Selective distribution systems are exempted from the application of Article 101(1) of the TFEU if certain conditions laid down in the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation ("VBER") are met. During the process of reforming ...

  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 ...