Germany: Federal Cartel Office

30 July 2014

In 2014, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) will be working on numerous proceedings and projects across all sectors. Sectoral priorities are mainly set by the Decision Divisions on the basis of latest developments in the relevant markets. The FCO has the responsible role of referee for the German economy, which is to ensure that the rules of competition are kept. The authority is therefore very active in its main competences of cartel prosecution, the control of abusive practices, merger control and the review of public procurement proceedings.