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Bardehle Pagenberg
According to the CJEU, pay-for-delay agreements between the holder of pharmaceutical patents and manufacturers of generic medicines have the object of restricting competition and, thus, violate Art. 101 TFEU ...
Loyens & Loeff
In a joint publication released in November 2019, the competition authorities of France (Autorité de la Concurrence) and Germany (Bundeskartellamt) present the results ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On February 14, 2019, the European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the European Union reached agreement on new rules designed to ensure a fair ...
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
On September 10th the long-awaited "Act for Strengthening Competition" was passed by the German Government.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On June 23, 2020, the Federal Court of Justice ("FCJ") overturned the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals' ("DCA") interim
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The Court was of the opinion that the Bundeskartellamt's claims were off the mark on various fronts.
Hogan Lovells
In the first half of 2019 alone, there were more than 450 political initiatives which supported a tougher regulatory stance on "Big Tech".
Arnold & Porter
In particular, the rules on abuse of market power, merger control and civil damages will be amended.
Erdem & Erdem Law
The popular TV series, Dark, begins with an Einstein phrase: "The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
Arnold & Porter
„Killer Acquisitions" im engeren Sinne liegen vor, wenn Unternehmen aufgekauft werden, um das Unternehmen bzw. die Technologie
Now, the OLG Düsseldorf has suspended the FCO's decision.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In recent years, Germany, like other European Union Member States, has seen various initiatives to address challenges to competition law by the digital economy. The Bundeskartellamt (BKartA)
SKW Schwarz
The Federal Cartel Office ("BKartA") has imposed far-reaching restrictions on Facebook Inc. and Facebook Germany GmbH ("Facebook") with respect to their processing of user data.
Hogan Lovells
The German Federal Court of Justice's (in German ‘Bundesgerichtshof', short ‘FCJ') last ruling on a competition law case of 2018 attracted a lot of attention and some surprise amongst practitioners.
Van Bael & Bellis
In its recent judgment, the Regional Court of Stuttgart held that it could leave this question undecided.
Van Bael & Bellis
In 2003, Kabel Deutschland had acquired a subsidiary of Telekom Deutschland, including its broadband cable networks.
Herzog Fox & Neeman
Germany's Competition Authority ("the Bundeskartellamt") has imposed far-reaching restrictions in the processing of user data on Facebook.
Jones Day
Facebook has announced that it will appeal the decision of the German competition authority.
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