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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 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


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


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
  • Germany, Austria, European Union
  • 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


Commission approves aid package for German bank WestLB
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has approved under EC Treaty State aid rules the 5 billion risk shield and accompanying measures for German bank WestLB, following an in-depth investigation opened in October 2008


Germany pushing for closer look at Google’s digital book plans at EU level
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 3 2009

Concern is growing among some EU member states over the possible effect on European rights-holders of a class-action settlement with Google as part of its project to digitise books


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


European Court of Justice dismisses Deutsche Telekom "margin squeeze" appeal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 31 2010

Confirming the General Court's ruling of 10 April 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed Deutsche Telekom's (DT) appeal against a Commission decision which found DT had abused its dominant position in the German telecoms market between 1998 and 2001