The enforcement of German competition law in 2018 and its adaptation to the transforming economic environment
In less than a year, the European Commission has made use of its new cooperation procedure in eight non-cartel cases resulting in reductions of fines between 10% and 50%
Following the end of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry, the European Commission issued fines of more than € 600 million for vertical infringements in various industry sectors with more fines on their way.
European Court of Justice rules that successor companies may be held liable for damages caused by infringements of EU competition rules by their predecessors where the latter have ceased to exist
European Commission fines four consumer electronics manufacturers EUR 110 million for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers
Verstoß gegen das Vollzugsverbot durch bestimmende Einflussnahme auf das Zielunternehmen vor der Freigabe der EU-Kommission
Die Aufforderung eines marktstarken Unternehmens zur Gewährung sogenannter „Hochzeitsrabatte“ verstößt gegen das Anzapfverbot aus § 19 Abs. 2 Nr. 5 GWB
Mit der Vereinbarung von Mindestverkaufspreisen wird eine Wettbewerbsbeschränkung bezweckt, die unabhängig von ihren konkreten Auswirkungen stets spürbar ist
European Court of Justice clarified that a marketplace ban for the online distribution of (luxury) products does not infringe Art. 101 (1) TFEU.
In its recent Intel judgment the European Court of Justice referred the decision on the illegality of alleged exclusivity and loyalty rebates back to the General Court. It thereby significantly broadened the scope of judicial review for such rebates without, however, yet deciding on their substantive compliance with Art. 102 TFEU in the specific case at hand.