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Germany Examines Vonovia’s Takeover Of Deutsche Wohnen

German real estate firm Vonovia has submitted its plan for takeover of rival Deutsche Wohnen to Germany’s antitrust authorities, the cartel office announced on...
Google

German Regulator Goes After Google For Data Use

Germany's antitrust watchdog has launched a probe into whether Google Germany, Google Ireland, and its parent company Alphabet are exploiting their market dominance in the...
Amazon

German Watchdog Starts Proceedings Against Amazon

Germany’s antitrust watchdog announced on Tuesday, May 18, it has launched a new investigation into whether US ecommerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market...
Germany

German Finance Chief Says Global Corporate-Tax Deal Is Close

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said a global deal on minimum corporate taxes is possible within months, citing signals of support by President Joe...
Apple

German Media Groups File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple

A number of German associations active in the media, internet and advertising industries have filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal Cartel Office,...
Apple

Germany Hits Apple With Antitrust Complaint Over New iPhone Software

Apple has been accused of antitrust abuse in Germany as it prepares to roll out a new version of its iPhone software. A complaint was...
Merger

UK, Australia & Germany To Work Together On Merger Control

The Bundeskartellamt, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have agreed on a joint statement on...
Section 19a of the Reformed German Competition Act: A (Too) Powerful Weapon to Tame Big Tech?

Section 19a of the Reformed German Competition Act: A (Too) Powerful...

Targeted at Big Tech, Section 19a of the Competition Act, Germany’s new antitrust tool for dealing with large digital platforms, rebalances power in favor...

New Enforcement Tool Against Abusive Market Conduct

By: Lars Mesenbrink and Julius Schradin (Antitrust Watch) In a nutshell: What’s new?Introduction of the Concept of Intermediation Power: A dominant position can as of now also result from...
pipeline

Germany Seeks Deal With Biden on Controversial Pipeline

Germany wants to make a deal with the US in order to complete the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas project that has caused friction...
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