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Van Bael & Bellis
Under the former rules, a planned concentration has to be notified to the German Federal Cartel Office if certain turnover thresholds are met by the undertakings concerned
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Facebook is faced with a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) for providing misrepresentative or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
WilmerHale
In this editorial, published in the September 2017 issue of Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, Hartmut Schneider discusses the implications of the new administration for...
Dentons
The Monopolies Commission expressed the view that a certain potential for distortions of competition caused by common ownership cannot be excluded.
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Orrick
Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published two documents summarizing its activities for the public: a more detailed "Activities Report" for the years 2015 and 2016 and the high-level...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 12 July 2017, the German government adopted new provisions amending the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Wem droht wann und wie lange ein Eintrag in die „schwarze Liste"?
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Frankfurt-based Antitrust partner Sebastian Jungermann presented and discussed the recently introduced Size-of-the-Transaction test under the new German merger control law at the 45.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard business practices engaged in...
Jones Day
The German Parliament has adopted the 9th Amendment to the German "Act against Restraints of Competition" ("ARC") or "Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen" ("GWB").
Field Fisher
Ein Hersteller darf den Händlern im Rahmen eines selektiven Vertriebssystems nicht generell die Nutzung von Preissuchmaschinen verbieten, so das OLG Düsseldorf in der Entscheidung vom 5. April 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The "Digital Strategy 2025", adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace...
Field Fisher
Die Vergabekammer Südbayern hat dem EuGH aufgrund eines Beschlusses vom 7.3.2017 Fragen zu den Anforderungen an die vergaberechtliche Selbstreinigung vorgelegt, die auch Auswirkungen auf die...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 9, 2017 the German Federal Parliament passed the ninth amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen).
Field Fisher
Das OLG Düsseldorf hat im sog. Süßwaren-Kartell bestätigt, dass nicht nur klassische Absprachen zwischen Unternehmen kartellrechtlich verboten sind...
Field Fisher
Das Finanzgericht Köln hat am 1. Februar 2017 eine Entscheidung veröffentlicht zur steuerlichen Geltendmachung von Kartellbußgeldern.
Field Fisher
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hat am 25. Januar 2017 Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot herausgegeben.
Field Fisher
The Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) released draft guidelines on resale price maintenance on 25 January 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The European Commission recently published its long-awaited final report on its E-commerce Sector Inquiry launched two years ago.
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Dentons
The Monopolies Commission expressed the view that a certain potential for distortions of competition caused by common ownership cannot be excluded.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 12 July 2017, the German government adopted new provisions amending the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 9, 2017 the German Federal Parliament passed the ninth amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen).
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Facebook is faced with a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) for providing misrepresentative or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
Jones Day
The German FCO provided guidance on several hot antitrust topics in July 2017. While the guidance is contained in the FCO's report on its sector inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete markets...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard business practices engaged in...
Field Fisher
The German Competition Authority (Bundeskartellamt, BKartA) continues to proceed strictly against the enforcement of resale price maintenance (RPM).
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Wem droht wann und wie lange ein Eintrag in die „schwarze Liste"?
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Frankfurt-based Antitrust partner Sebastian Jungermann presented and discussed the recently introduced Size-of-the-Transaction test under the new German merger control law at the 45.
Orrick
Germany's Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has published two documents summarizing its activities for the public: a more detailed "Activities Report" for the years 2015 and 2016 and the high-level...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 November 2015, the Regional Court of Düsseldorf (the "Court") rejected a car insurer's claim for damages resulting from the European Commission's decision in the car glass cartel case.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The "Digital Strategy 2025", adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace...
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