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AGENDA 2025: From Ministerial Authorisation to Parliamentary Authorisation?

AGENDA 2025: From Ministerial Authorisation to Parliamentary Authorisation?

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. Part of the competition policy agenda of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) until 2025 is the participation of the Bundestag in the ministerial authorisation procedure. Maximilian Konrad took a closer look at…

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AGENDA 2025: Ministerial Authorisation Procedure: An “important element” in the “centre of economic policy”

AGENDA 2025: Ministerial Authorisation Procedure: An “important element” in the “centre of economic policy”

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 Ministerial Authorisation Procedure is always the subject of controversy and reform. The BMWK also wants to address this issue. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann sees some pitfalls in the process. The Competition Policy Agenda Until 2025 (“Competition Policy…

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SSNIPpets (46): End of an era

SSNIPpets (46): End of an era

  An important judge changes the Senate. Is that news? And what news! Even Rupprecht Podszun, who is usually not at a loss for words, was momentarily speechless when he heard this one. Now he has regained his composure and quickly jotted down his thoughts – here are his SSNIPpets, small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project!   This HR development is a real bang for the buck: Prof. Dr Jürgen Kühnen, the legendary “Judge Kühnen”,…

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SSNIPpets (35): Fall of the Wall

SSNIPpets (35): Fall of the Wall

This weekend, Germany celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago. A day of freedom – and also a day that gave the go-ahead for the introduction of the market economy in the Eastern part of Germany. The road to competition was not easy to take. Somewhere in Western Germany, Rupprecht Podszun celebrated the day so that SSNIPpets were delayed… here they are now, the small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! An open…

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Ministerial approval Miba/Zollern: A green industrial policy for medium-sized companies

Ministerial approval Miba/Zollern: A green industrial policy for medium-sized companies

Alea iacta est. Peter Altmaier has decided. Miba and Zollern may merge by ministerial approval. But: only under certain conditions. Maximilian Konrad took a closer look at the decision of the German Federal Minister of Economics published on 19 August 2019. A ministerial approval for medium-sized companies – what was going on again? Looking back you certainly remember (D’Kart reported here and here): The Austrian Miba AG and the Baden-Württemberg-based Zollern GmbH & Co. KG want to merge their business…

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SSNIPpets (30): Mayflies

SSNIPpets (30): Mayflies

Just back from Aix-en-Provence, where the very fundamental eternital questions of antitrust law were discussed, Rupprecht Podszun finds himself again in exciting day-to-day business. Shortly before summer break – as is so often the case at this time of year – everything is running hot. We sort the most important and the most beautiful for you – here are the SSNIPpets, small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! The three Ministers: Proposals for EU Antitrust Law…

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Conference-Debriefing (10): Ministererlaubnisverfahren Miba/Zollern – Das BMWi hört an

Conference-Debriefing (10): Ministererlaubnisverfahren Miba/Zollern – Das BMWi hört an

Premierenfieber in Berlin: Zum ersten Mal seit Änderung von § 42 GWB wurde ein Hearing zur Ministererlaubnis veranstaltet. Der Fall ist brisant, denn zwei europäische Mittelständler wollen gegen den Widerstand des Kartellamts fusionieren, um so etwas wie ein “European Champion” zu werden. Ein Fall für Altmaier! Für D’Kart berichtet Niklas Andree von dem außergewöhnlichen Termin im Bundeswirtschaftsministerium. Art der Veranstaltung: Öffentliche mündliche Verhandlung im Ministererlaubnisverfahren Miba/Zollern (§ 56 Abs. 3 S. 3 GWB) Ort & Zeit: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Berlin, 20. Mai 2019…

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SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

Everything is much easier when the sun is shining, Easter break was good, rabbits hobble through Düsseldorf’s city parks – freed from the burden of the Easter baskets, somehow even waste separation seems simple, and so do the developments in antitrust. It is only our very own Rupprecht Podszun who is unimpressed. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Diesen Text können Sie auch in Deutsch lesen, wenn Sie die Spracheinstellung…

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Miba/Zollern: The next ministerial authorisation of a banned merger?

Miba/Zollern: The next ministerial authorisation of a banned merger?

A few days ago, German media surprised us with the fact that they had found something in a somewhat older edition of the Federal Gazette. An interesting discovery had been made: another application for ministerial approval had been submitted to the Ministry of Economics. This instrument of German antitrust law allows the Federal Minister of Economics to override a decision of the competition agency (Bundeskartellamt) on reasons of the common good. This is exciting for every antitrust lawyer, especially for…

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Conference Debriefing (3): Sanierung und Wettbewerb – zwei Züge, die aufeinander zurasen?

Conference Debriefing (3): Sanierung und Wettbewerb – zwei Züge, die aufeinander zurasen?

Schlechte Zeiten für Sanierer: Die Zahl der Unternehmensinsolvenzen in Deutschland sinkt, weil die Wirtschaft brummt. Immerhin haben Insolvenzrechtler dann aber einmal Zeit für Konferenzen und die wirklich grundlegenden Fragen, etwa die zu Sanierung und Wettbewerb. Sie trafen sich jetzt an der Uni Düsseldorf, Rupprecht Podszun hat vorbeigeschaut.   Konferenzname: „Sanierung und Wettbewerbsrecht“ Ort: Ein schöner, heller, moderner Hörsaal an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Gastgeber: Institut für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht der HHU in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Kartellrecht und der Düsseldorfer…

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