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A Game Changer for Germany’s Competition Practice: Compliance Defense and Sweeping...

By Christian Ritz1 & Dr. Hubertus Weber (Hogan Lovells)2   On January 19, 2021, the 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz...
China

Happy New GWB!

By: Philipp Bongartz (D'Kart) With the votes of the Grand Coalition of CDU, CSU and SPD as well as the Greens, an impressive move was...
Facebook

Germany Deepens Facebook & Oculus Probe

Germany’s antitrust regulator announced on Thursday, January 28, that it was extending the scope of its abuse proceedings against Facebook related to the links...
Systems Competition China’s Challenge to the Competition Order

Systems Competition – China’s Challenge to the Competition Order: Do we...

By Dr. Thorsten Käseberg & Dr. Sophie Gappa (German Federal Government)1   I. Introduction: A Systemic Challenge to the Competition Order The European Union, and Germany in...
Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’ Decisions on FRAND

Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’...

In this paper, I discuss the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision in Sisvel v. Haier and the UK Supreme Court decision in Unwired...
COVID

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. The scheme...
Germany

German Federal Cabinet’s Draft for Amendments to the Act Against Restraints...

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...
Amazon

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. Amazon bans some third-party...
Germany

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 Edeka Zentrale,...
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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) Just over ten years after the...
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