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  1. Legal news
    07 January 2021
    UK and EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement - Key points to consider for financial services and payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-and-eu-trade-and-co-operation-agreement-key-points-to-consider-for-financial-services

    The UK and the EU agreed a Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) on 24 December 2020 which came into force on 1 January 2021 on 'basis' which is provisional until full ratification. The TCA covers many areas, mainly ...

  2. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice on net neutrality and zero-rating
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/opinion-of-the-advocate-general-of-the-court-of-justice-on-net-neutrality-and-zero-rating

    An opinion of Advocate General ("AG") Sánchez-Bordona of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") on net neutrality and zero-rating was published on 4 March 2020. The opinion is available in several languages, ...

  3. Legal news
    18 June 2020
    The European Commission opens formal antitrust probes against Apple in relation to Apple Pay and the App Store
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/the-european-commission-opens-formal-antitrust-probes-against-apple-in-relation-to-apple-pay

    While the payment sector is under the authorities’ spotlight with two on-going public consultations on payments and fintech launched by the European Commission (EC – see our alert here) and a separate consultation on ...

  4. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Australians don't play (Base)ball: How the ACCC is taking on Digital Platforms with lessons from the US' oldest pastime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/australians-dont-play-baseball-how-the-accc-is-taking-on-digital-platforms-with-lessons

    After the release of the Mandatory Bargaining Code by the ACCC, we look into how this will regulate the relationship between News Media and Digital Platforms in Australia, and how regulators in Europe and the UK are ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Collecting societies OSA and INTERGRAM fined for forcing providers of accommodation services to pay copyright levies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/czech-republic/collecting-societies-osa-and-intergram-fined-for-forcing-providers-of-accommodation-services

    The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition ("Office") published a press release (without publishing the full decisions yet) regarding the rejection of the appeal of the collecting society for music authors’ ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Digital platforms – let the games begin!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/digital-platforms-let-the-games-begin

    The spotlight remains firmly focussed on the digital platforms as we look ahead to 2021. Regulators across the Globe are expecting to have strengthened tools at their disposal alongside ex-post competition law. The ...

  9. Legal news
    18 February 2020
    Four Member States urge competition reform to clear path for 'European champions'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/four-member-states-urge-competition-reform-to-clear-path-for-european-champions

    Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager put under pressure to come up with an action plan to review the EU competition rules. Though, it remains unclear how far she is willing to go.

  10. Legal news
    24 June 2019
    Big Data & Issues & Opportunities: Looking beyond
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/big-data-and-issues-and-opportunities-looking-beyond

    In this concluding article of our series on "Big Data & Issues & Opportunities", we want to start looking beyond the issues and opportunities that were identified in the 17 articles that make up the series.