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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


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 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


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


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 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