As of 15 September 2010, four of the 12 divisions of the German
Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) are under new directorship.
Three of the "new" directors have rotated from their
directorship at different divisions within the FCO to their current
position, whereas one previous case handler has been promoted to
Dr. Langhoff is now in charge of the 5th division and
involved in all matters concerning mechanical and plant
engineering, the metal industry, iron and steel, electro
technology, measurement and control technology as well as patent
and licenses. Previously Dr. Langhoff was the director of the
Dr. Langhoff's previous directorship of the 6th
division has been taken over by Mrs. Topel, who now oversees all
questions concerning media, culture, sports and entertainment, the
advertising industry, trade fairs as well as the paper
industry. Previously Mrs. Topel was the director of the
Dr. Wagemann has taken over Mrs. Topel's previous
directorship of the 7th division, and is now in charge
of all questions in relation to telecommunications, broadcast
engineering and EDP. Dr. Wagemann used to be the director of
the 11th division.
The 11th division sees a previous case handler under
Dr. Wagemann being promoted to director of the division dealing
with cartels. Mr. Hawerkamp, who previously worked as a case
handler in the 11th division under the supervision of
Dr. Wagemann, is now in charge of cartel enforcement and oversees
the division which is tasked with the prosecution of administrative
offences in conjunction with violations of section 1 of the German
Act against restraints of Competition and Article 101(1) of the
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
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