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Germany: Regulator probes Deutsche Bahn over mobility platforms

The Bundeskartellamt has initiated an administrative proceeding against Deutsche Bahn AG. The proceeding concerns the sale of tickets of Deutsche Bahn AG...
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The Transaction Value Threshold in Germany – Experiences with the New...

By Dr. Martin Sauermann, CFA (Bundeskartellamt)1 Introduction The takeover of WhatsApp by Facebook in 2014 was widely perceived as an eye-opener in...

World: G7 announces common understanding on the digital economy

The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met on July 17-18, 2019 in Chantilly, France. The United States was represented by Secretary of...

Germany: Bundeskartellamt publishes English version of the Facebook decision

On Thursday, July 11, the Bundeskartellamt published the English version of the Facebook decision prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources. At the...

Germany: Bundeskartellamt to prohibit proposed Remondis and DSD merger

On April 15, the Bundeskartellamt informed Remondis and DSD – Duales System Holding that, based on the results of its investigations so far, it...

Germany: Bundeskartellamt publishes final report on inquiry into comparison websites

On Thursday, April 11, the Bundeskartellamt published the final report on its inquiry into comparison websites. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt stated: “Comparison websites...
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Germany: Hospital operators withdraw merger notifications in two cases after FCO...

In two separate merger control proceedings in the hospital sector the operators concerned have each withdrawn their notifications in second phase proceedings after the...

Germany: FCO to hold press conference on Facebook decision

The Bundeskartellamt will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10am (GMT+1) to conclude its Facebook investigation. The president of the Federal...

Germany: Fine imposed on bicycle wholesaler ZEG for vertical price-fixing

Bonn, 29 January 2019: The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 13.4 million euros on the bicycle wholesaler ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG (ZEG), Cologne, and...

Germany: Bundeskartellamt sees need for action on comparison websites

On Wednesday, December 12, the Bundeskartellamt presented the results of its sector inquiry into online comparison websites. The inquiry into a large number of...

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