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CIBA Vision fined 11.5 million by German Competition Authority

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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

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

The Commission consults on commitments offered by E.ON to address concerns in German gas market

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • January 30 2010

On 22 January 2010, the Commission published in the Official Journal a notice under Article 27(4) of Regulation 12003 to invite comments on commitments offered by E.ON pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation 12003

Commission issues statement on aid for Opel Europe

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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 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

Commission approves German export credit scheme

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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 Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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 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 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

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