GWB10: Geplante Änderungen im Kartellbußgeldrecht

GWB10: Geplante Änderungen im Kartellbußgeldrecht

Der Referentenentwurf zur 10. GWB-Novelle sieht neben einer Modernisierung der Missbrauchsaufsicht, einer partiellen Überarbeitung der Vorschriften zur Fusionskontrolle und einigen Nachschärfungen im Kartellschadensersatzrecht auch erhebliche Änderungen im Kartellbußgeldrecht vor. Rechtsanwalt Dr. Maximilian Janssen stellt einige der wichtigsten geplanten Neuerungen in diesem Bereich vor. Die Ausführungen beziehen sich auf die Entwurfsfassung des Referentenentwurfs vom 07.10.2019, 18:14 Uhr (verfügbar zum Download hier). Neustrukturierung der §§ 81 ff. GWB Im Zuge der Umsetzung der Richtlinie (EU) 2019/1 sieht der Referentenentwurf (RefE) eine grundlegende Neustrukturierung…

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Quo vadis Vertical BER? – The Bundeskartellamt’s Background Paper

Quo vadis Vertical BER? – The Bundeskartellamt’s Background Paper

The Bundeskartellamt just held its annual meeting with professors and judges, this time discussing the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation. In preparation, the German authority issued a background paper. Florian Wagner-von Papp read the paper. Here is his report! A note from the editor: On Monday, we posted a synopsis and translation of some important rules in the draft bill (GWB-Referentenentwurf) in our blog. There were a few mistakes in that document that we have now corrected. Apologies. We kindly ask…

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The draft bill of the German competition act

The draft bill of the German competition act

Today, D’Kart documents the draft bill of the German competition act, the Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen (GWB). As a small service for our loyal readers, we have also compiled a consolidated version of particularly important rules in German and English. D’Kart publishes the version of the draft of 7 October 2019, 18:14 – both documents, the draft bill as well as the partial version with consolidation and translation are of course provided without any guarantee. The occasion: ECN+ The draft bill…

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Conference Debriefing (14): Studienvereinigung zu Kartellbußgeldverfahren

Conference Debriefing (14): Studienvereinigung zu Kartellbußgeldverfahren

In der regionalen Arbeitssitzung der rheinischen Kartellrechtler der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht stand die neuere Entscheidungspraxis im Kartellordnungswidrigkeitenrecht auf der Agenda. Angesichts der Verwerfungen in verschiedenen Bußgeldverfahren der vergangenen Monate war das Thema bestens gesetzt. Für D’Kart gibt die Düsseldorfer Kartellrechtlerin Laura Delgado Pazos einen Einblick, wie es war. Konferenzname: Arbeitssitzung der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht im Rheinland Thema: Aktuelle Entscheidungen in Kartellbußgeldsachen – Wechselwirkungen von Kartellrecht und Strafprozessrecht Ort & Zeit: Die Räumlichkeiten stellte Daniel Dohrn, Oppenhoff & Partner, Köln, für die Regionalgruppe…

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SSNIPpets (34): In anticipation

SSNIPpets (34): In anticipation

We’re happy these days since we are looking forward, for example, to the 10th amendment of the German competition act or to the start of the teaching term in university (which only starts now in Germany). But since both events are still a few days away, we are also happy looking at the colourful autumn leaves we have seen so far. Rupprecht Podszun has raked it together. Here are his SSNIPpets – small, but significant news, information and pleasantries –…

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Conference Debriefing (13): #DKartSeminar

Conference Debriefing (13): #DKartSeminar

Dieses Jahr endlich mit Hashtag: Unter #DKartSeminar veranstaltete das Institut für Kartellrecht der Heinrich-Heine-Universität sein alljährliches Doktorandenseminar. Dem Ruf folgten zum dritten Mal Dutzende Promovierende aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Thilo Klawonn und Tristan Rohner geben hier auf dem hauseigenen Blog D’Kart einen Einblick. Konferenzname: 3. Düsseldorfer Doktorandenseminar oder auch #DKartSeminar Ort: Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf Veranstalter: Institut für Kartellrecht der Heinrich-Heine-Universität, sprich: die Professoren Christian Kersting und Rupprecht Podszun mit dem Institutsgeschäftsführer Patrick Hauser Teilnehmende: Ca. 60 Doktorandinnen…

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Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Every two years our antitrust team jumps into the Thalys and heads to Brussels to discuss current developments in competition law. This year the timing of the Conference couldn’t have been better. The event took place just one day after Ursula von der Leyen announced the reappointment of Margrethe Vestager at DG Comp. Maren Dittrich and Adrian Deuschle have a conference debriefing for the readers of D’Kart. Name of Conference: EU Competition Conference 2019 Location: Square Business Center, Brussels, Belgium…

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Sylvie Goulard: A Commissioner to Watch

Sylvie Goulard: A Commissioner to Watch

The competition community has seen with some joy the reappointment of Margrethe Vestager to the competition portfolio in the new EU Commission. While Vestager also secured the post as Executive Vice President for digital issues, there is another stronghold for economic policy in the Commission: Sylvie Goulard, nominated as Commissioner for Internal Market. We spoke with David Bosco, competition law professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, to learn more about a woman who is rumoured to become the most influential…

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Vestager!

Vestager!

Breaking News: Margrethe Vestager remains in charge of competition in the new European Commission. While overseeing the digital agenda of the Commission as a Vice President, she will also head DG COMP as the Commissioner. Enforcing competition rules, dealing with state aid and coordinating the digital promises of Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners seems a lot for one person – but, hey, she took on Google, Apple and the like without fear. Mme. Vestager will probably become the…

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Competition 4.0

Competition 4.0

In Berlin, the German Commission for a Digital Competition Law (“Kommission Wettbewerbsrecht 4.0”) handed over its proposals for the reform of the EU competition framework to German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier. The task of the expert group was to recommend changes of EU law. Lucas Gasser was at the press conference for D’Kart and gives a first overview of the German contribution to the Eurovision Competition Contest. Almost a year has passed since Germany’s Minister Peter Altmaier appointed an expert…

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