Kartellrecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Bericht aus Würzburg

Kartellrecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Bericht aus Würzburg

Kartellrecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, das ist ein Thema im Schatten: Weil vieles in Vertraulichkeit bleibt, wissen wir immer noch recht wenig darüber. Licht ins Dunkel brachte eine Tagung an der Universität Würzburg, die Prof. Dr. Florian Bien veranstaltete. Rüdiger Morbach und Thomas Pelikan berichten. Zum 12. Studientag „Kartellrecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit“ des Studienkreises Wettbewerb und Innovation trafen in den alten Gemäuern der Würzburger Residenz am 22.3.2019 zwei Welten aufeinander: Die internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Domäne der Privatautonomie, und das Kartellrecht, zwingendes staatliches Ordnungsrecht zum…

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Furman Report: Her Majesty’s New Digital Antitrust Law

Furman Report: Her Majesty’s New Digital Antitrust Law

While the UK is trying to escape a #HardBrexit and is making friends with a #Brextension, the final report of the “Digital Competition Expert Panel“ led by Jason Furman, former chief economist under Barack Obama, was published on March 13, 2019. The British are thus presenting some far-reaching proposals for a new digital antitrust law. Adrian Deuschle shares his thoughts. So, what’s going on in the digital economy? In the first chapter, the business model of online platforms is presented,…

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The “undertaking” is liable in antitrust tort law! – ECJ in Skanska

The “undertaking” is liable in antitrust tort law! – ECJ in Skanska

The European Court of Justice’s judgment in Skansa was anticipated with excitement. This damage claim case has the potential to change European competition law – since it deals with the question whether the definition of undertaking is the same for damage claims as for fining. Patrick Hauser and Jörn Kramer report on one of the top cases in 2019. Introduction The Skanska decision has been highly anticipated, as it has/had the potential to shape antitrust tort law to a considerable…

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Conference Debriefing (7): International Competition Conference Berlin

Conference Debriefing (7): International Competition Conference Berlin

Every two years the competition community meets in Berlin upon invitation by the Bundeskartellamt. This year, the stage was set for good entertainment: Peter Altmaier, the German Minister for Economic Affairs with a taste for industrial policy, was to face Andreas Mundt and Margrethe Vestager, both of them global champions of enforcement. Yet, as Rupprecht Podszun found out, two other speakers stole the headlines. Here is his Conference Debriefing! Name of Conference: 19th International Competition Conference, known as “IKK” for…

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SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

Slowly the Rhineland is recovering from the traditional carnival festivities, and so we can again devote all our attention to antitrust law. Rupprecht Podszun faces a challenge: Will he manage not to write about the two hot topics of these days in this issue of the SSNIPpets? Here are his small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)! Wenn Sie die SSNIPpets auf Deutsch lesen möchten, klicken Sie einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. The Challenge…

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Events in Competition Law 2019

Events in Competition Law 2019

There are not many things in life that are better than talking antitrust. And luckily, the world provides us with thousands of occasions to do so – competition law conferences, workshops and seminars are everywhere. In order for you not to miss anything, we present an Antitrust Calendar as of today with events in competition law that may be of interest to our readers. Click here, go there, listen closely, speak up – and do not forget to take off…

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Bundeskartellamt gegen Facebook: Konditionenmissbrauch wegen unangemessener Datenverarbeitung

Bundeskartellamt gegen Facebook: Konditionenmissbrauch wegen unangemessener Datenverarbeitung

Facebook hat seine marktbeherrschende Stellung zum Nachteil der Nutzer missbraucht und muss seine bisherigen Nutzungsbedingungen ändern. Zu diesem Ergebnis ist das Bundeskartellamt nach seiner knapp dreijährigen Untersuchung der Geschäftsaktivitäten von Facebook gekommen. Im Anschluss an Justus Haucap und Rupprecht Podszun, die bereits in der vergangenen Woche ihre ersten Gedanken zu der Entscheidung geäußert haben, nimmt nun Kyra Brinkmann, die sich in ihrer Dissertation intensiv mit der Frage eines Marktmachtmissbrauchs durch Verstöße gegen das Datenschutzrecht und gegen andere außerkartellrechtliche Rechtsvorschriften auseinandergesetzt…

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More, not less, competition is needed in Europe

More, not less, competition is needed in Europe

The prohibition of the merger between Siemens and Alstom triggered a political discussion. Do we need “European champions”? And does antitrust law possibly stand in the way of a reasonable industrial policy? Competition economists Massimo Motta from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and Martin Peitz from the University of Mannheim drafted an open letter that we publish on D’Kart today. Their plea for a competition-oriented policy was signed by numerous other renowned competition economists, including our Düsseldorf colleagues Justus Haucap,…

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Skanska Industrial – Opinion of Advocate General Wahl

Skanska Industrial – Opinion of Advocate General Wahl

The Skanska case is a much anticipated ECJ case on damages. The question of this case is who is liable – or put differently: What is an undertaking in the meaning of Art. 101 TFEU? And is TFEU applicable anyway? Advocate General Nils Wahl has spoken and Jörn Kramer reviews his opinion. Dieser Text ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. Klicken Sie dazu einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. Finishing his term as Advocate General, Nils Wahl delivered his now last…

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The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Bundeskartellamt’s decision on Facebook received a warm welcome by the media in Germany yesterday. Probably, our blog with Justus Haucap’s remarks was the loudest (and most profound) critical voice. Today, Rupprecht Podszun joins in to share his first thoughts on a decision that is definitely a nominee for Innovation of the Year. Dieser Text ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. Klicken Sie dazu einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. Disclaimer first: I have not yet seen the decision. What I know about…

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