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  1. Legal news
    28 January 2019
    Wet Lease Arrangements and Merger Control
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/wet-lease-arrangements-and-merger-control

    A decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), made in December but published on 22 January, concluded that an aircraft wet lease, together with the transfer of slots and customer relationships, should be ...

  2. Legal news
    09 February 2018
    CMA provisionally declares Fox/Sky deal to be against the public interest due to media plurality concerns, but does this spell the end of the acquisition?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/cma-provisionally-declares-fox-sky-deal-to-be-against-the-public-interest

    On 23 January, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") provisionally found that the proposed takeover of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox would not be in the public interest due to media plurality concerns.

  3. Legal news
    23 December 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - December 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competitive-edge-dec-2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU law developments in Europe and beyond

  4. Legal news
    17 October 2019
    Competition-related takeaways from Vestager's European Parliament Hearing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/competition-related-takeaways-from-vestagers-european-parliament-hearing

    After a long hearing, the European Parliament backed Margrethe Vestager to become the Commission's new Executive Vice President for Digital and EU Competition Chief. Her public statements included some specific ...

  5. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UK – Merger thresholds for mergers in critical sectors revised
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/merger-thresholds-for-mergers-in-critical-sectors-revised

    The UK government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) further powers to review mergers in strategically important sectors. These steps include making changes to the Enterprise Act 2002 to provide the ...

  6. Legal news
    22 November 2019
    Case notes: Landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on validity of airport charges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/case-notes-landmark-ruling-of-the-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rendered a landmark decision ruling that airports must not agree with individual airport users preferential airport charges different from those approved by the ...

  7. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A few final words on Brexit (or not so final!)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-few-final-words-on-brexit-or-not-so-final

    As 31 December 2020 approaches the UK and EU competition authorities have both published guidance on the application of the competition rules at the end of the Brexit transition period. This also covers the treatment of ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Data Access Claims Under Competition Law and Data Privacy Requirements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/data-access-claims-under-competition-law-and-data-privacy-requirements

    This article explores whether competition law can give companies a right of access to another company’s data. Three short case studies illustrate how the described principles work in practice.

  9. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Newsflash: A European strategy for data
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/newsflash-a-european-strategy-for-data

    Published on 19 February 2020, the European Commission's communication on a European strategy for data sets out a bold vision for the EU to become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better ...

  10. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...