The European Antitrust Review 2015

Germany: Cartels

Germany has a long tradition of rigorously and effectively enforcing the prohibition on cartels. In 2013–2014, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has uncovered and investigated a large number of different competition law infringements in many different industries, and has imposed fines of several hundreds of million euros. The FCO repeatedly announced that cartel enforcement will continue to be a top priority on its enforcement agenda.

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