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Greenwashing - increased compliance risk for companies

As political and social efforts for climate protection and sustainability increase, so does the pressure on companies to address these issues. “Climate-neutral”,...


Platforms, parity and price maintenance – New EU rules for three distribution essentials

On 1 June 2022, the European Commission’s revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints entered into force....


Proposal for a new EU Directive on environmental criminal law underlines the importance of corporate compliance
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On 15 December 2021, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a new EU Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law. The proposed directive aims to...


Sport Meets Antitrust: A spectacle for spectators?

The events surrounding the Super League in European football have caused a lot of controversy. Many top clubs have had to take a stand. Fans protested. Even state leaders have had their...


Dual Distribution in the EU – European Commission publishes new draft guidance

The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance provides valuable dos and don’ts...

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(Green) Food for Thought – The German Competition Authority’s Stance on Competition Law and ESG

At the latest since the announcement of the EU’s European Green Deal and "Fit for 55" package, "green competition law", i.e. the intersection between competition law on the one hand...


Sport Meets Antitrust: Does the European Sport Model preclude Super League ambitions?

The “European Super League” is a project that was announced in April this year and then fell apart within a few days. The idea behind it, however, can change European club...

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COVID-19 and cooperation: Changes in competitive law? Concurrences

No country, business, organization or individual has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also true for competition law and, in particular, cooperation and collaboration...


Wage Watchers in Brussels - European Commission focuses on agreements in the labour market

Antitrust authorities are increasingly focused on anticompetitive agreements in the labour markets. In a recent speech held in Rome on 22 October 2021 ("A New Era of Cartel...

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