Region: Germany

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

Germany in talks with Edeka over merger commitments

Germany’s antitrust authority is concerned that Edeka’s proposed acquisition of 72 Real supermarkets from SCP Retail could restrict competition in the regional markets where more than one-third of the stores are located.

11 February 2021

Google health collaboration prohibited by German court

A German court has provisionally banned Google from working with the Federal Ministry of Health to display health information boxes in the company’s search results, ruling that the cooperation likely amounts to a cartel agreement.

10 February 2021

Germany fines more metal forgers for information exchange

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has fined three steel forging companies and two of their employees a combined €35 million as part of a settlement for sharing information.

04 February 2021

Sports associations cannot ban athletes from rival leagues, German court rules

A German appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the German Wrestling Association cannot ban its members from participating in competitions organised by a rival league.

29 January 2021

Germany uses new powers to expand Facebook probe

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is expanding its investigation into Facebook for allegedly tying its virtual reality products to its social media platform, by using new competition powers for the first time that could allow it to prohibit the conduct without establishing abuse of dominance.

28 January 2021

German firm hires from Arnold & Porter in Frankfurt

Arnold & Porter partner Sebastian Jungermann is set to join Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein's competition team, following the US firm's decision to close its German office.

25 January 2021

German reforms usher in new era of antitrust enforcement

Lawmakers in Germany have passed far-reaching reforms to the nation’s competition laws, which give its antitrust enforcer sweeping new powers to challenge the behaviour of the major digital platforms. Janith Aranze and Emily Craig spoke to local competition lawyers about the significance and severity of the new law and how it will interact with proposed EU rules for regulating digital gatekeepers.

22 January 2021

Germany lifts lid on manhole cover cartel

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has fined the country's two leading manufacturers of manhole covers a total of €6 million for fixing prices and allocating customers.

14 January 2021

Firms promote in Europe and South America

Uría Menéndez and MLAB Abogados in Madrid have promoted lawyers to the partnership, along with German boutique firm Commeo and Allende & Brea in Argentina.

14 January 2021

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