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German FCO comes down on companies “jumping the gun” just before amendments to the merger filing thresholds pass Germany’s State Council

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • March 3 2009

With revised merger filing thresholds due to enter into force shortly, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has fined two companies, Mars Inc. (Mars) and Druck- und Verlagshaus Frankfurt am Main GmbH (DuV), 4.5 million and 4.13 million respectively for gun-jumping ie, implementing a transaction that requires notification without prior clearance from the FCO

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • 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

New merger notification threshold in Germany

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On 25 March 2009 an additional domestic turnover threshold came into effect in Germany

Commission endorses 40.6 million aid for construction of paper mill in Spremberg, Germany

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty State aid rules, 40.6 million of aid, which the German authorities intend to grant to Hamburger Spremberg, belonging to the Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, for the construction of a paper mill in Spremberg, Brandenburg-Südwest region

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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

Commission approves recapitalisation of Commerzbank

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • May 11 2009

The European Commission has approved under EC Treaty State aid rules the recapitalisation of Commerzbank

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • 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

Commission opens in-depth investigation into aid package for German Landesbank BayernLB and its Austrian subsidiary Hypo Group Alpe Adria

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Austria, European Union, Germany
  • -
  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has opened under EC Treaty State aid rules an in-depth investigation into State aid measures for German Landesbank BayernLB and its Austrian subsidiary Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA