It’s Official: The Draft Bill GWB10

By Rupprecht Podszun, D’Kart

Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economics officially published the draft bill on the new competition law. For months we have been waiting for the Big Bang, the 10th amendment of the GWB (#GWB10). But we had to wait: first, Peter Altmaier’s Ministry worked for a long time to shape the rules for GAFAs, then the Federal Ministry of Justice blocked its publication since it disagreed on aspects of the implementation of the ECN plus directive.

In the meantime, we had published a version that became the subject of much debate. But we don’t have to worry about that now. Here is the link to the official draft (“Referentenentwurf”) of the German Act Restraints of Competition, the digitization reform amendment:

https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/G/gwb-digitalisierungsgesetz-referentenentwurf.pdf

In comparison to the previous version from autumn, there have been some changes:

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