D’Kart is a blog on legal, economic and political issues of competition. D’Kart stands for Düsseldorf and cartel law – because the blog was created at the Institute for Cartel Law (IKartR) of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The blog is open to all authors who wish to comment on current developments in antitrust law and competition economics. Anyone interested in blogging for the German-speaking antitrust community can contact team (at) d-kart.de. The contributions should be “clare et distincte” – clear and distinct, as René Descartes calls it.
Founded in 2013, the HHU’s Institute for Cartel Law pursues the task of scientifically accompanying and advancing German, European and international cartel law. Together with the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), it thus forms the academic pillar of Düsseldorf’s antitrust law location. It is characterised by the Higher Regional Court, the strong antitrust lawyers and the authorities in the immediate vicinity. This is also reflected in the structure of the IKartR: In addition to the university professors Christian Kersting and Rupprecht Podszun, the directors are also Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann and Prof. Dr. Lutz Strohn, former judge at the German Federal Court of Justice. The IKartR is supported by representatives of the Düsseldorf lawyers’ association as an advisory board.
The D’Kart-Team wishes you a lot of fun and good knowledge while reading – and is looking forward to suggestions, comments and criticism!