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Commission opens German gas market to competition by accepting commitments from RWE to divest transmission network

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • March 23 2009

The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by RWE to address concerns raised in the course of an investigation under EC antitrust rules

Cartel Damage Claims files action against members of the hydrogen peroxide cartel

  • Squire Sanders
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 27 2009

Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) has lodged a claim against six members of the European-wide hydrogen peroxide cartel including Akzo Nobel, Solvay and Evonik Degussa, seeking to recoup over 600 million

CIBA Vision fined 11.5 million by German Competition Authority

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • September 30 2009

CIBA Vision, the leading German contact lens producer, has been fined 11.5 million by the German Competition Authority (“BKartA”) for breaching competition law by restricting online trade and pressurising online retailers to follow recommended resale prices

Commission opens in-depth investigation into aid package for German bank Hypo Real Estate

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • May 11 2009

The European Commission has opened under EC Treaty State aid rules an in-depth investigation into state support measures for German bank Hypo Real Estate

Federal Cartel Office conducts dawn raids based on suspicion of resale price maintenance

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • January 30 2010

On 14 January 2010, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") conducted dawn raids on the premises of 11 retailers and 4 manufacturers of branded goods

Commission issues statement on aid for Opel Europe

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • September 30 2009

The Commission has issued a statement regarding the granting of State aid in the restructuring plan for the new Opel Europe, emphasising that the plan must make the company viable in the future

Commission approves German export credit scheme

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
  • -
  • September 30 2009

The financial crisis has caused many banks to experience severe difficulties in finding long-term funding

Commission welcomes E.ON proposals to increase competition in German gas market

  • Squire Sanders
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  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The Commission has welcomed remedies offered by the German energy company E.ON in response to concerns expressed by the Commission that certain E.ON practices may constitute a breach of EC rules on abuse of a dominant market position (Article 102 TFEU

Commission approves proposed acquisition of Hypo Real Estate by Germany's Financial Market Stabilisation Fund

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of German financial institution Hypo Real Estate AG by Germany's state-owned Financial Market Stabilisation Fund

German Federal Court of Justice gives ruling on abuse of dominance of intellectual property rights

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • May 11 2009

Germany's Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) has ruled that a company holding essential patents for a technology standard can be considered dominant, but that refusing to license its patents does not of itself constitute an abuse