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Federal Cartel Office conducts dawn raids based on suspicion of resale price maintenance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • January 30 2010

On 14 January 2010, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") conducted dawn raids on the premises of 11 retailers and 4 manufacturers of branded goods


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


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


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 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 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


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 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 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


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