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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


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


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


Qualcomm loses appeal of toll collect remedies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany, European Union
  • 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 issues statement on aid for Opel Europe
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 30 2009

The Commission has issued a statement regarding the granting of State aid in the restructuring plan for the new Opel Europe, emphasising that the plan must make the company viable in the future


Commission approves German export credit scheme
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • September 30 2009

The financial crisis has caused many banks to experience severe difficulties in finding long-term funding


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


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


Commission endorses 40.6 million aid for construction of paper mill in Spremberg, Germany
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty State aid rules, 40.6 million of aid, which the German authorities intend to grant to Hamburger Spremberg, belonging to the Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, for the construction of a paper mill in Spremberg, Brandenburg-Südwest region


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