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Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

The German Federal Cartel Office has once again invited the best of the best from the competition community to Berlin for the International Cartel Conference (IKK). Sven Giegold, Secretary of State in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), gave an ambitious speech about his plans for Germany’s and Europe’s future in the field of competition policy. D-Kart has kindly been provided with the full text from his speech, we document it here – not least…

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AGENDA 2025: Abuse-independent unbundling in the Competition Policy Agenda of the BMWK

AGENDA 2025: Abuse-independent unbundling in the Competition Policy Agenda of the BMWK

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. Abuse-independent unbundling is not only a concern of the BMWK. Daniel Zimmer has thought about possible cases and implementations. In the “Competition Policy Agenda” of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented…

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AGENDA 2025: Germany and competition in the digital markets – pioneering role or offside position?

AGENDA 2025: Germany and competition in the digital markets – pioneering role or offside position?

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. The German Federal Cartel Office has made a name for itself enforcing antitrust law in the digital economy. Christian Karbaum wonders whether it can fulfill this role under the DMA as well. The Bundeskartellamt [Federal Cartel Office] and…

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AGENDA 2025: Black Box Trilogue: More Transparency in the EU Legislative Procedure!

AGENDA 2025: Black Box Trilogue: More Transparency in the EU Legislative Procedure!

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. DMA and DSA have been agreed upon. But what they look like in concrete terms we only know through leaks. Alexander Kirk takes a look at the decisive trilogue process, sees weaknesses but also strengths and…

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AGENDA 2025: Hello, mandated unbundling, my old friend.

AGENDA 2025: Hello, mandated unbundling, my old friend.

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. In item 9 of the agenda, the BMWK announces that it will advocate in the long term for an abuse-independent unbundling option at the European level as a last resort in entrenched markets. Juliane Mendelsohn addresses this…

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SSNIPpets (47): Voilà – le DMA!

SSNIPpets (47): Voilà – le DMA!

Finally. The Digital Markets Act #DMA is here! Rupprecht Podszun has not yet seen the little sister of EU antitrust law, but he has seen the rather proud parents at the press conference. Plus, he has comments on the war in Ukraine and courts doing their job well or not so well. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! On the war In other times, this would have been big news:…

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Conference Debriefing (29): The DMA, Inside and Beyond

Conference Debriefing (29): The DMA, Inside and Beyond

  Trilogue negotiations at Brussels on the Digital Markets Act are coming to an end, or so we believe – a final compromise is expected at the end of this month. While waiting for words to dissect, scholars from France and Germany met in Aix-en-Provence to discuss “The DMA, Inside and Beyond”. Rupprecht Podszun, who currently serves as a Visiting Professor at the largest law faculty of the French speaking world (that is l’Université Aix-Marseille) gives us the details in…

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Würzburg Winter School 2021 – Debriefing

Würzburg Winter School 2021 – Debriefing

Mit internationalem Flair gab es „digitales Kartellrecht“ pur als Hauptgang und Würzburger Wein als Nachspeise – Doktorand Florian Heimann erlebte bei der Würzburger Winter School 2021 ein besonderes Doktorandenseminar. „Do not read it all“. Ein Aufruf weniger zu lesen? Wann bekommt man als Nachwuchswissenschaftler schon einmal solch einen Tipp von einem Hochschullehrer? Dies war nur einer von vielen bemerkenswerten Aspekten eines außergewöhnlichen Doktorandenseminars an der Universität Würzburg. Dort empfingen Florian Bien und Toker Doganoglu ihre Kollegen David Bosco, Eckart Bueren, Frédéric Marty und…

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Becoming the DMA: The Parliament’s Compromise (for now)

Becoming the DMA: The Parliament’s Compromise (for now)

Writing about the DMA means jumping on a passing train (with a parachute). The draft Regulation is in constant flow: The Commission’s first serve was shelled with 1199 amendments proposed to Andreas Schwab, the Rapporteur for the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) by his colleagues. Once Parliament agrees on a compromise text, the trilogue negotiations with the Commission and the Council will start. The IMCO’s compromise text of Oct. 3 (hereinafter Compromise Amendments) was…

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