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Parent Companies Are Liable For Cartel Damages Caused By Their Liquidated Subsidiaries
In a landmark judgment (Case C‑724/17, Vantaa vs. Skanska Industrial Solutions and others), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on March 14, 2019 that companies cannot use corporate restructuring to escape their liability for cartel damages.
European Union
27 Mar 2019
Antitrust Damages Claims In Germany
Our free market economy is grounded in the principle that competition is the most effective and efficient way to protect customers and consumers.
29 Jan 2019
German Competition Authority Investigates Amazon
The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has opened abuse proceedings against Amazon for practices related to the German marketplace
United States
13 Dec 2018
Platform Bans: German Competition Authority Critical Despite Coty Judgment
Since last year's "Coty" judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), it may have seemed settled that authorized dealers in a selective distribution network can be prohibited from selling products via third-party marketplaces
United States
23 Nov 2018
Germany Plans To Introduce New Merger Notification Test
The German government has recently published a bill that would significantly amend the criteria for determining whether an M&A transaction is subject to German merger control.
9 Sep 2016
Health Check For Hospitals In Germany
On May 31, 2016, the German competition authority announced that it was launching a so-called "sector inquiry" into the hospital services market to examine the degree of competition in that sector of the economy.
13 Jun 2016
"Best Price Clauses" Of The Hotel Booking Portal HRS Infringe Competition Law
Under the best price clauses, a contract hotel is obliged to always offer the cheapest prices on the booking portal of HRS.
14 Apr 2015
Higher Regional Court Of Schleswig, Germany, Rules That Ban On Sales Via Online Marketplaces Infringes Competition Law
Many manufacturers of branded goods, who have expressed concerns about the image of their products and worry that these are sold on the cheap, have sought to restrict the use of the Internet by their distributors.
European Union
18 Aug 2014
Deutsche Bahn: Commitments End Margin Squeeze Investigation
Deutsche Bahn changes its prices for the supply of electricity for locomotives and allows third parties access to its electrical grid to avoid margin squeeze allegations.
5 Aug 2014
Private Equity Companies Can Be Liable For Antitrust Infringements Of Their Portfolio Companies – The Case Of Goldman Sachs
In early April, the European Commission imposed a fine of EUR 37.3 million against Goldman Sachs for the cartel involvement of one of its portfolio companies.
United States
18 Jun 2014
Transaction Advisers: European Commission Simplifies Procedures Under The EU Merger Regulation
The goal of the European Commission’s (Commission) December, 2013, Merger Simplification Package is to cut red tape and reduce the costs associated with European Union (EU) merger filings.
United States
7 Jan 2014
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