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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....


Dual Distribution in the EU – European Commission publishes new draft guidance

The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance provides valuable dos and don’ts...


The treasure hunt is on... Data access claims after the reform of German competition law

"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" (The Economist, 6.5.2017). This catchy (albeit not quite accurate) comparison is likely to take the leading...

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Public Procurement Law – Our experience

Public procurement law is now a daily companion for all federal, state and local authorities. Even public companies such as public utilities are confronted with the ever more stringent...


Key points of the draft bill of the German Economic Stabilisation Fund Act (WStFG)

Over the past few days, the Federal Ministry of Finance has prepared the draft bill of a law to establish an economic stabilisation fund (the "Stabilisation Fund"). The draft bill ...

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EU Commission adopts Temporary Framework for State aid to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak and approves several national State aid schemes

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the European economy with brute force. Many businesses are facing drastic declines in revenues and are in urgent need of liquidity. Some have imposed temporary ...


CJEU clarifies assessment under competition law of pay-for-delay deals in the pharmaceutical sector
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On 30 January 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision on a request for preliminary ruling submitted by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in a case ...

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Greater clarity on the application of German merger control to international transactions - new FCO guidelines on domestic effects

On 30 September 2014, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO – Bundeskartellamt) published new guidelines on the application of German merger control to foreign transactions with a domestic...

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