Region: Germany

Clifford Chance snags Madero and promotes in Europe

Cecilio Madero Villarejo is set to join Clifford Chance’s antitrust practice in Brussels after 34 years at the EU’s competition enforcer.

05 May 2021

German court rules in favour of fixed-rate damages clauses

Germany’s highest court has ruled that parties to a purchasing contract can include a clause that compensates the victim of cartel conduct by up to 15% of the total order.

05 May 2021

Competition enforcers to speak at GCR’s virtual Germany conference

Officials from the German and Spanish antitrust agencies will speak at GCR Connect: Germany next month, which will examine the effects of recent amendments to that country’s competition rules.

27 April 2021

Apple faces second antitrust complaint over privacy update

A group of media and advertising associations has complained to Germany’s competition enforcer that Apple is breaching antitrust rules by giving iOS users the choice to opt-out of third-party personalised advertising.

26 April 2021

Deutsche Telekom ordered to supply rivals with broadband infrastructure

A German regulator has ordered Deutsche Telekom to continue to supply certain infrastructure for broadband connections to its rivals after the agency concluded that threats to withdraw access amount to an abuse of dominance.

22 April 2021

Liebherr agrees to remedy online sales discrimination in Germany

Household appliance manufacturer Liebherr-Hausgeräte Vertriebs has agreed to remove certain quality requirements from its agreements with distributors in Germany, after the national competition authority found that they disadvantage online retailers.

13 April 2021

Korea hits auto parts cartel with big fines

Korea’s competition watchdog has fined four auto parts manufacturers more than €61 million for colluding to rig bids for weatherstrips on Hyundai and Kia cars over a 12 year period.

24 March 2021

Germany partially clears Edeka acquisitions with retail space remedy

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has conditionally permitted the country's largest food retailer Edeka to purchase 51 stores from a rival but blocked its acquisition of 21 stores over concerns that it would become "too powerful" in certain regional markets.

17 March 2021

Germany secures commitments in Deutsche Post abuse probe

Germany’s incumbent postal operator has agreed to abandon an exclusivity-based discount system for delivering newspapers and magazines to end a Federal Cartel Office abuse of dominance investigation.

03 March 2021

Willkie boosts EU practice with Gibson Dunn hire

Jens-Olrik Murach is set to leave Gibson Dunn & Crutcher to join the partnership at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Brussels and Frankfurt.

17 February 2021

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