Lexology PRO | European Union, Germany | 21 Sep 2023
The European Commission has sanctioned a cartel in the defence industry for the first time, fining German weapons supplier Diehl €1.2 million for allocating markets with a rival.
Lexology PRO | Germany, Italy, Netherlands | 18 Sep 2023
Competition agencies across Europe have raided Bosch based on concerns it may have abused its dominance by excluding its only rival in a nascent market.
William Fry | European Union, Ireland | 8 Sep 2023
What legal basis can online platforms use for processing personal data for targeted advertising? We now have an answer. Following many fines and…
Lexology PRO | Germany | 5 Sep 2023
BMW, Bosch, and other companies in the automotive industry sector can continue to collaborate on plans to modernise wire harnesses, subject to certain tweaks, Germany’s antitrust watchdog has said.
DAC Beachcroft | European Union, United Kingdom | 4 Sep 2023
Evolving regulatory requirements in Europe continue to force Meta not only to make changes to its operations, but also to dig deep into its pockets…
Fieldfisher | Germany | 17 Aug 2023
The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court recently ruled on a controversial issue concerning the personal liability of board members and managing directors. According to the decision, they are not personally liable for cartel fines of the company. However, managing directors and board members are liable for civil claims of third parties who have been harmed due to the cartel.
White & Case | Germany | 10 Aug 2023
On July 6, 2023, the German Parliament passed the 11th amendment to the German Act Against Restrictions of Competition ("ARC"), substantially…
Reed Smith LLP | European Union, Germany | 28 Jul 2023
Four years after a landmark decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) (decision of 6 February 2019, B6-22/16) finding that a major…
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | European Union, Germany | 28 Jul 2023
With the judgment of 4 July 2023 (Case C-252/21), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decided that a national competition authority can refer to…
Covington & Burling LLP | Germany | 25 Jul 2023
Based on the 11th Amendment to the German Competition Act (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen, “GWB”) that was passed by the German parliament…