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The DMA after the Schwab-Report

The DMA after the Schwab-Report

After the European Commission published a proposal for a “Digital Markets Act” (DMA) at the end of last year, the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Dr. Andreas Schwab, has now dealt with the matter – in accordance with the legislative procedure. Philipp Offergeld reports on the essential changes proposed by “Mr. Competition”, which are quite something. This week we received the Draft Report from the European Parliament by Andreas Schwab, who as a…

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Conference Debriefing (23): IKK 2021

Conference Debriefing (23): IKK 2021

Top-class line-up, the Commissioner chatting in the Zoom chat, breaking up GAFAs: The 20th International Cartel Conference (IKK) of the Federal Cartel Office on 4 March 2021 stood out positively from the large crowd of virtual conferences. Philipp Offergeld reports. The thought of just another virtual conference on current topics in competition law may bore some readers who may be willing to wave goodbye with thanks. In addition to the frequently repeated topics and statements with little innovation in the…

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Miba/Zollern: Ministerial authorisation revisited

Miba/Zollern: Ministerial authorisation revisited

Actually, there are no longer any legal disputes about the German special instrument of ministerial permission for mergers blocked by the Bundeskartellamt since the right of appeal was effectively cut off in 2017. Or so we thought. Now the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court heard the case Miba/Zollern. Philipp Offergeld reports of an entertaining oral hearing. The legal dispute regarding the establishment of the joint venture between Miba AG and Zollern GmbH & Co KG entered the next round on Wednesday,…

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