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German Equity Firm Deal Hits US Antitrust Snag

Large corporations that want to keep acquiring specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in the United States appear to be running out of headroom. Concern that...
natural gas

Germany To Strengthen Antitrust Laws After Gas Price Profits Soar

The German government is planning to expand the powers of its antitrust authorities. The move comes after recent measures to compensate for rising gasoline...
Economy

German Economy Minister Looks To Strengthen Antitrust Laws

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck plans to present concrete proposals to tighten the nation’s antitrust laws and give the Federal Cartel Office more powers,...
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Facebook v. Bundeskartellamt – May European Competition Agencies Apply the GDPR?

The relationship between privacy and competition law is complex and contentious. May or should competition agencies consider business conduct’s negative impact on privacy when...
US, Germany

US & German Authorities Shut Down Hydra Market

US and German officials have seized what they described as the world’s largest and most prominent darknet market, which traffics in illicit goods and...
Gazprom

Germany To Take Over Gazprom’s Business In Wake Of Ukraine Invasion

The German government has announced it will temporarily take control of a key unit belonging to Russian state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom PJSC in...
Qualcomm

Germany’s Bundeskartellamt Clears Qualcomm’s Takeover Of Swedish Veoneer

Germany's competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, has cleared plans by the US chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc. to take over the software division of Swedish automotive...
Facebook

German Cartel Office Clears Facebook-Kustomer Deal

Meta Platforms has won approval from the German competition authority to buy customer relationship management software supplier Kustomer, reported Bloomberg.  The Bundeskartellamt's announcement today averts a...
Airport

EU OKs $1.9B Berlin Airport Bailout

Germany secured European Commission approval to provide Berlin Brandenburg airport with a €1.7 billion (US$1.9 billion) bailout as it struggles to survive after opening...
microchip

Germany Fails To Approve $5B Chip Deal With Taiwan

A proposed takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic by Taiwan's GlobalWafers has fallen through after the German government failed to give its approval by...
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