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Die Facebook-Entscheidung: Erste Gedanken von Podszun

Die Facebook-Entscheidung: Erste Gedanken von Podszun

Die Facebook-Entscheidung des Bundeskartellamtes wurde gestern in Deutschland von den Medien ziemlich positiv aufgenommen. Wahrscheinlich war unser Blog mit den Bemerkungen von Justus Haucap die lauteste (und gewichtigste) kritische Stimme. Heute ist Rupprecht Podszun dran, um seine ersten Gedanken zu einer Entscheidung zu äußern, die definitiv in der Kategorie „Innovation des Jahres“ nominiert ist. This text is a translation. If you want to read the English original please click on the flag in the top right corner. Zuerst ein Disclaimer:…

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Next Level Competition Law: The Study that will serve as a basis for the reform of abusive practices in Germany (and Europe?)

Next Level Competition Law: The Study that will serve as a basis for the reform of abusive practices in Germany (and Europe?)

Germany is starting to prepare the next reform of its competition law. The first step in the process (expected to take up to two years) was to commission a study by renowned professors on the need to reform the norms on abusive practices. The study was presented to Peter Altmaier, Minister of Economic Affairs in Germany, on 4 September 2018. Rupprecht Podszun flipped through the 173 pages and gives a first impression of what lies ahead.   Whenever I think…

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Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android is talk of the town in Competitionopolis. While the decision in full has not yet been published by the European Commission, it is obvious that it will shape our understanding of Art. 102 TFEU. D’Kart asked Anna Huttenlauch to share her thoughts on the legal aspects known so far of the Commission’s pre-summer-break-mega-case 2018, and – lucky us! – she accepted to comment. One year after the European Commission fined Google €2.4 billion for abusing its dominance in…

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The Google Case: First Comments by Haucap, Kersting, Podszun

The Google Case: First Comments by Haucap, Kersting, Podszun

After Fan Wu gave a first introduction to the Google decision here, we continue our blogging on the „mother of all antitrust battles“ today with three first comments: An economist, Justus Haucap from DICE, and two lawyers, Christian Kersting and Rupprecht Podszun from the University of Düsseldorf, give us their first impressions on the Google case. Please bear in mind that none of them has yet read the decision – the Commission is currently blackening trade secrets of the companies…

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