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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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Facebook @ BGH

By Ruprecht Podzsun (D'Kart) Before today’s decision by the Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in the Facebook case, we in my team had...
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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 by sending...
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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 companies including...
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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 the global competition policy...

CPI EU News: FCO Facebook Quadriptych

March 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: CPI EU News: FCO Facebook Quadriptych In early February 2019, the...

EU: EC publishes TenneT decision

On Friday, December 7, the European Commission announced that it has adopted a decision rendering legally binding commitments offered by German grid operator TenneT...
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How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that...

September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that...
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New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and...

July 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and...
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