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Impact of online sales restrictions on EU and German competition enforcement
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 22 2017

In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard

German Parliament Approves Statutory Amendments Addressing Private Competition Enforcement
  • Hausfeld LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 16 2017

Both houses of German parliament, the German Bundesrat (German Federal Council) and the Bundestag (German House of Representatives), have finally

Pricing algorithms: the risk of (inadvertent) digital collusion
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 15 2017

The adequacy of competition in the digital sphere has come under increasing scrutiny over the past years. Regulators around the world, particularly

European Commission e-commerce report identifies widespread breaches in distribution arrangements
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 12 2017

The European Commission's final e-commerce sector report indicates that there is widespread misunderstanding of EU competition rules on exclusive and

Electricity capacity reserve plans in Germany under State aid scrutiny by the Commission
  • K&L Gates
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 2 2017

On 7 April, the Commission announced that it had started an in-depth State aid investigation into German plans for an electricity capacity reserve

Dusseldorf Court confirms that Asics' online sales restrictions violate competition law
  • Stibbe
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 1 2017

On 5 April 2017, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court upheld the German Competition Authority (Bundeskartellamt's) 2016 Asics decision see our

Ontwikkelingen fusiecontrole: lagere omzetdrempels en meer concentratiemeldingen
  • Maverick Advocaten NV
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 25 2017

Of een fusie, een overname of de oprichting van een joint venture gemeld dient te worden bij de mededingingsautoriteiten wordt doorgaans bepaald

  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 6 2017

Nicht einmal eine Woche nach der Anhörung in dem Coty-Verfahren vor dem EuGH zu dem Verbot des Onlinevertriebs über Drittmarktplattformen, hat sich

Germany updates competition rules to deal with digital markets
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 5 2017

The “Digital Strategy 2025”, adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and

Germany Expands the Reach of its Merger Control Regime by Introducing an Alternative Threshold Based on the Value of the Transaction
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 4 2017

On 31 March 2017, the German Parliament adopted a reform of the country’s Competition Act (ARC). Among other amendments, it introduces an additional