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  1. Legal news
    24 July 2017
    The European Commission initiates an investigation into alleged excessive pricing practices in the pharmaceutical sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/belgium/european-commission-investigation-into-excessive-pricing-practices-in-pharmaceutical-sector

    The European Commission (EC) has opened a formal investigation into certain alleged excessive pricing practices pursued by Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen), so-called "price gouging", in relation to off-patent ...

  2. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Increased leeway for cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment companies during the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-cooperation-between-pharma-and-medical-equipment-companies

    Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half a century the EU and its Member States have vigorously defended effective competition by pursuing and sanctioning ...

  3. Legal news
    14 June 2021
    Update on the Belgian Competition Authority decisional practice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/update-on-the-belgian-competition-authortity-decisionnal-practice

    On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) had fined the Belgian Order of Pharmacists (“BOP”) for hampering the development of MediCare Market, a chain of pharmacies and para-pharmacies, in Belgium. The ...

  4. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    Competition law and public procurement – one cannot do without the other or potentially diverging rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/antitrust-and-anticorruption-never-the-twain-shall-meet

    Competition and procurement law intersect and overlap but they remain distinct areas of law, with different legal and policy objectives as well as quite different consequences, remedies and sanctions. This article ...

  5. Twobirds news
    27 April 2018
    Bird & Bird achieves exceptional results in Legal 500 EMEA 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/bird-and-bird-achieves-exceptional-results-in-legal-500-emea-2018

    Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that we have received an excellent set of results in the 2018 edition of Legal 500: EMEA. As well as 34 top-tier rankings across our EMEA offices, we were recommended in a further ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...