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Revamp of the EU’s rules on vertical agreements: It’s about the (digital) economy, stupid!

Revamp of the EU’s rules on vertical agreements: It’s about the (digital) economy, stupid!

Just before the summer break, the European Commission (“Commission”) continues to tick off its To-Do-List, adding an important checkmark in its efforts to modernise the current set of rules in various areas of competition law. On 9 July 2021 it published its draft reform of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“Draft VBER”), including revised Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (“Draft Vertical Guidelines”). Kaan Gürer has taken a closer look. What is this all about? The VBER sets out the conditions under…

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Bundeskartellamt in action

Bundeskartellamt in action

On 23 June 2021, the Bundeskartellamt published its activity report for the years 2019/2020 and presented it at an online press conference. But there is also “explosive” news from the European Competition Network (ECN): The antitrust authorities of the member states demand in a paper to be involved in the enforcement of the DMA. Philipp Offergeld gives an overview of both papers. Every two years the Bundeskartellamt reports to the German Bundestag, the Parliament, on its activities in the previous…

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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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SSNIPpets (8) – heute mit Ressortverteilung

SSNIPpets (8) – heute mit Ressortverteilung

Das Wochenende kommt. Und also haben wir wieder in den Nachrichten der letzten Zeit gestöbert, um unseren geneigten Leserinnen und Lesern den Übergang ins Wochenende zu erleichtern. Dabei wurde von Gerichten und Behörden ein Januar-Aktivismus entwickelt, der es schwierig macht, noch hinterherzukommen. Den Ausschnitt auffälliger Meldungen hat Rupprecht Podszun zusammengestellt. Diese Woche borgt er sich die Überschriften aus den Ressortspekulationen der GroKo (Sie erinnern sich: Deutschland sucht eine Regierung). Hier sind unsere SSNIPpets – small, but significant news, information and…

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