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EU Approves Germany’s Coronavirus “Umbrella” Scheme

The European Commission has approved a German “umbrella” scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak....
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Amendments to the German Act Against Restraints on Competition

By Dr. Raphael Reims (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)1 (I) Tenth Amendment to the Act Against Restraints on Competition On October 19, 2020, the German Federal Cabinet...
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German Cartel Office Launches  New Probe Into Amazon

Germany's antitrust authority has launched an investigation into Amazon and Apple over possible anticompetitive behavior, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily reported.
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German Regulator Probes Edeka Deal 

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office carried out an in-depth examination (so-called 2nd phase) of the acquisition of up to 72 Real locations from...
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Modernizing German Patent Law: Toward an Explicit Obligation for Proportionality Control...

By: Luc Desaunettes-Barbero, Reto Hilty, Daria Kim, Matthias Lamping, Peter R. Slowinski & Hanns Ullrich (Oxford Business Law Blog)
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Facebook @ BGH

By Ruprecht Podzsun (D'Kart) Before today’s decision by the Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in the Facebook...
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Communication With The Bundeskartellamt During COVID-19 Crisis:

You can contact the Bundeskartellamt as usual by e-mail, phone, or fax, as well as by mail. Deadlines can still be met...
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Tech Companies In German Crosshairs Over Competition Fears

Germany’s government has proposed a clampdown on anti-competitive behaviour by digital platforms, putting Berlin in the vanguard of European efforts to regulate...

Germany’s Pressing Ahead: The Proposal for a Reformed Competition Act

By Rupprecht Podszun & Fabian Brauckmann (Heinrich Heine University)1 Germany’s Ministry of Economics has published its draft for the 10th amendment of the German competition...
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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...

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