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Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has opened an in-depth investigation into Edeka’s takeover of 72 Real supermarkets, two months after it launched a Phase II probe examining the impact of rival Kaufland’s purchase of 102 Real stores.
21 September 2020
Fines do not work as an effective remedy to unilateral conduct in the digital economy, the president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.
16 September 2020
Germany’s Monopolies Commission has appointed law professor Jürgen Kühling as its new chair to replace former head Achim Wambach.
11 September 2020
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is ready to conduct dawn raids again after pausing inspections due to the coronavirus pandemic, the enforcer’s president has said.
08 September 2020
Germany’s competition authority has approved a slaughterhouse operator’s takeover of an employee contracting service, in a deal which aims to avoid a new law banning migrant workers in the sector after outbreaks of coronavirus at several facilities.
27 August 2020
Amazon is facing another antitrust probe in Germany after it banned sellers from its Marketplace platform for hiking prices of products related to the coronavirus pandemic.
17 August 2020
A German court will hear arguments next week in a unique appeal against a Federal Cartel Office decision prohibiting a joint venture between two bearings makers, despite a government minister already overruling the block.
14 August 2020
Germany’s highest court has agreed to hear the Federal Cartel Office’s appeal against a lower court ruling that narrow most-favoured-nation clauses do not breach competition rules.
10 August 2020
Lars Mesenbrink has joined Orrick as a partner in Düsseldorf, leaving Hengeler Mueller after nine years at the firm.
05 August 2020
Germany's Monopolies Commission has recommended that digital platforms should be regulated at an EU level and forced to divest parts of their business if their abusive conduct has lasting effects on market structure.
31 July 2020
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