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  1. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19 Update Germany: German government enacts a set of measures aiming to protect businesses from the effects of the current Corona crisis; amendments to German insolvency law in preparation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-update-germany--german-government-enacts

    In order to protect German companies and their employees against the economic impact of the coronavirus, the German government has resolved on 23 March 2020 on a comprehensive set of measures. It is the largest ...

  2. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UOKiK publishes its guidelines on the principles of imposing fines on managers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-publishes-its-guidelines-on-the-principles-of-imposing-fines-on-managers

    The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Act foresees that sanctions for implementing anticompetitive agreements may be imposed on companies and their managers. Managers who intentionally permit their company to ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    Chinese Anti-Monopoly Commission releases Compliance Guidance for Business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/chinese-anti-monopoly-commission-releases-compliance-guidance-for-business

    On September 11, 2020, the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council promulgated the Anti-Monopoly Compliance Guidance for Business Operators, which came into force as of the date of promulgation.

  4. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    China Frontline June 2020 - Ahead of the Curve: what employers need to know when re-opening offices?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-frontline-june-2020-ahead-of-the-curve

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese government has issued a number of guidelines on the epidemic control and prevention to employers and the general public. What one can observe from the development of ...

  5. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Hong Kong: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time – Managing Hong Kong Employee Mobility Issues During COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time

    The world, many organisations are wondering how to navigate the legal landscape and the practicalities resulting from employees or new hires being stranded in geographical locations outside their normal or anticipated ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    Our Tax Disputes and Investigations Team launches a Toolkit to comply with the Criminal Finances Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/our-tax-disputes-and-investigations-team-launches-a-toolkit-to-comply-with-the-criminal-finances-act

    The CFA Toolkit has been designed to help a wide range of clients implement their reasonable procedures under the Criminal Finances Act in a cost and time effective manner.

  8. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19: International Restructuring & Insolvency update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-international-r-and-i-briefing

    As the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, people and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges, both immediate and strategic. Governments in various jurisdictions have ...

  9. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Managing merger control filings during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/managing-merger-control-filings-during-covid-19

    A brief overview of the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the coping strategies of competition authorities, and suggestions on what can be done if you are working on a project requiring merger control approval.

  10. 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 ...