The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Germany: Merger Control

Statistics In 2015, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) received approximately 1,100 merger control notifications, a figure roughly equal to the number of notifications in previous years. Eleven cases were subject to an in-depth investigation. The authority issued one prohibition decision which related to the proposed acquisition of food retailer Kaiser’s Tengelmann by EDEKA. One notification was withdrawn at an advanced stage and one matter was cleared subject to conditions.

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