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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 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 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


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 Landesbank BayernLB and its Austrian subsidiary Hypo Group Alpe Adria
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany, Austria
  • 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 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