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  1. Legal news
    13 February 2020
    Apple Pay under Competition Law scrutiny
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/apple-pay-under-competition-law-scrutiny

    DG COMP is investigating Apple Pay. In this article, we discuss some of the issues that, we believe, must be discussed at part of that investigation.

  2. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    2021 - Tougher merger control is on the horizon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/2021---tougher-merger-control-is-on-the-horizon

    Merger control is a critical part of the competition law tool kit. However, the rapid evolution of many sectors in recent years and the emergence of new market players, especially companies with a high technological ...

  3. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    State aid – Green Deal and Digitalisation in a challenging year 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-green-deal-and-digitalisation-in-a-challenging-year-2021

    Several new developments can be expected to unfold in 2021, in particular, in view of the European Green Deal and the ambitious digitalisation plans of the European Commission.

  4. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    More robust procedures can be expected in Commission investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/more-robust-procedures-can-be-expected-in-commission-investigations

    In October 2020, the General Court of the European Union (GC) issued an important decision in the joined Casino cases which promises to ensure that competition investigations will be more robust and afford greater ...

  5. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Will Google receive a go from the Commission this time around?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/will-google-receive-a-go-from-the-commission-this-time-around

    In August the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into the acquisition of Fitbit by Google. Google proposed commitments to address the Commission's preliminary concerns, but it did not manage to ...

  6. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Developments in innovation, data sharing and pricing algorithms – Outlook for 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/developments-in-innovation-data-sharing-and-pricing-algorithms-outlook-for-2021

    The restrictions and possibilities under competition law for undertakings to exchange information and cooperate on innovation can be expected to receive a lot of interest from regulators in 2021, since all the currently ...

  7. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    European Commission imposes provisional anti-dumping measures on Korean thermal paper producers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-imposes-provisional-anti-dumping-measures-on-korean-thermal-paper-producers

    On 26 May, the European Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping measures of more than 22% on imports of heavyweight thermal paper (HWTP) from South Korea. The decision follows a complaint filed by the European ...

  8. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    European industrial policy vs. European competition law: state of play 18 months after the Siemens-Alstom decision
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-industrial-policy-vs-european-competition-law-state

    The European Commission's decision to block the Siemens-Alstom mega-merger in February 2019 provoked the anger of the French and German governments that had backed the deal. Eighteen months after this decision and an ...

  9. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    A competitive approach to achieving Green Deal goals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-competitive-approach-to-achieving-green-deal-goals

    With climate change near the top of the international political agenda, the European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has made the Green Deal plan, together with the transition to a truly Digital Europe, into a ...