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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


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


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 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 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


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


Commission decision makes legally binding E.ON access commitments
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 31 2010

The Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by E.ON to effectively open up access to the German gas market thereby addressing concerns that it may have unfairly shut out competitors in a possible abuse of its dominant market position


Commission approves proposed acquisition of MCE by Bilfinger Berger, subject to conditions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Austria, European Union, Germany
  • December 31 2009

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Austrian company MCE AG by German-based Bilfinger Berger AG, both active in industrial services and the installation of high pressure pipes


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


Qualcomm loses appeal of toll collect remedies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 23 2009

Qualcomm has lost its appeal against a European Commission decision conditionally approving a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler and Deutsche Telekom to run a truck toll collection system in Germany