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Bundeskartellamt points out competition law limits in price arrangements in the context of sustainability agreements

Germany - January 26 2022 German milk producers intended to introduce a new financing concept for raw milk producers (given that raw milk prices were not sufficient to cover…

Dr. Michael Bauer

German Bundeskartellamt tolerates two sustainability initiatives

Germany - January 19 2022 The Bundeskartellamt has no competition concerns about the food retail sector’s voluntary commitment to set common standards for wages in the banana…

Dr. Michael Bauer

EU Green Deal, sustainability and competition law: European Commission’s policy reforms take shape

European Union - September 22 2021 In December 2019, the European Commission presented the “European Green Deal”, which commits to climate neutrality by 2050. EU Member States promised…

Dr. Björn Herbers

German parliament adopts law to implement UTP Directive

Germany - May 7 2021 On 6 May, the German parliament formally approved the transposition law for the UTP-Directive. Scheduled for approval by the Federal Council at end…

EU Commission proposes new investigative review tools to tackle market distortions by foreign subsidies

European Union - May 6 2021 On 5 May 2021, the European Commission proposed the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on foreign subsidies distorting the…

Dr. Michael Bauer, Kai Neuhaus, Roderick Nieuwmeyer, Moritz Pottek