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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    EU publishes package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening AML/CFT rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eu-publishes-package-of-legislative-proposals-aimed-at-strengthening-aml-cft-rules

    On 20 July 2021, the European Commission published a package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The AML package is ...

  3. Legal news
    17 May 2021
    Summary of 2020 and challenges for 2021 in Czech competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/czech-republic/summary-of-2020-and-challenges-for-2021-in-czech-competition-law

    The Office for the Protection of Competition published an annual report summarizing its significant activities in 2020 and outlining the agenda for 2021. It seems that the electronic communications, pharmaceutical, ...

  4. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    The EC puts an end to decades of competition law enforcement against interchange fees: What's next for interchange fees?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ec-puts-an-end-to-decades-of-competition-law-enforcement-against-interchange-fees

    We provide below a brief recap on the many-many years of competition law enforcement by the European Commission (EC) against interchange fees, a summary of the EC decision of 29 April 2019 related to Visa's and ...

  5. Legal news
    06 May 2021
    Bigtech entry in the payment sector raises potential competition law risks according to the French Competition Authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bigtech-entry-in-the-payment-sector-raises-potential-competition-law-risks

    On 29 April The French Competition Authority (FCA) published its report on the Fintech sector (available here, in French). This report follows its payment sector inquiry launched in January 2020, which primarily focused ...

  6. Legal news
    14 September 2021
    Poland's recovery and resilience plan
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/poland/polands-recovery-and-resilience-plan

    The NextGenerationEU (“NGEU”) is the largest yet package of economic stimulus measures launched by the EU to boost the recovery of European economies after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Recovery and Resilience Facility ...

  7. Legal news
    03 February 2021
    What's on the legal horizon in 2021?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/slovakia/what's-on-the-legal-horizon-in-2021

    There will be a considerable number of changes in the Slovak and European legislation in 2021. We believe you will appreciate a comprehensive overview of the most significant legal news.