Cross Border Investment

Recent development to German Foreign Investment Control

German Minister of Economics and Energy to approve merger of EDEKA and Tengelmann

German Minister of Economics announces intention to conditionally approve the proposed merger of EDEKA and Tengelmann by way of ministerial approval.

14 January 2016
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Commission finds that Belgian tax rules were illegal state aid and Luxembourg requests the General Court to accelerate case timetables

The latest developments in the Commission's crackdown on tax sweeteners by Member States.

14 January 2016
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Red Tape | Corruption contagion - tip of the iceberg

In high profile cases, the cost of regulatory investigation may just be the beginning of a much longer (and more expensive) story.

13 January 2016
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Red Tape | Undermining the certainty of international trade finance

We look at how the certainty of letters of credit may be impacted by wider fraudulent/illegal conduct and what can be done to mitigate the risks.

13 January 2016
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Red Tape | Website-blocking injunctions to combat the increasing risk of online copyright infringement

We focus on website blocking injunctions, as one measure that has been used or introduced to tackle online copyright infringement.

13 January 2016
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It is that time of the year again

There are some legal pitfalls in terms of employment law in the context of Christmas that might dampen the festive spirit.

09 December 2015
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European Court of Justice confirms liability of cartel facilitators under Article 101

The ECJ determines that professional bodies that facilitate the creation and organisation of cartels may be liable under Article 101.

29 October 2015
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No sourness from the UK CMA – Müller’s purchase of Dairy Crest's dairy operations approved

The CMA has accepted Müller’s undertaking to process milk for Medina Dairy and approved its acquisition of Dairy Crest.

22 October 2015
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French Constitutional Council rules that two French antitrust provisions are constitutional

The French Constitutional Council validates the FCA’s power of self-referral and its impartiality and finds the penalty cap provision constitutional.

15 October 2015
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Paris Court of Appeal confirms disparagement practices in fresh dairy products market in Martinique

Paris Court of Appeal upholds French Competition Authority decision regarding disparagement practices against LSM’s fresh dairy products in Martinique.

15 October 2015
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German FCO reminds companies of obligation to submit accurate data in merger control proceedings

By de-merging two organic dairy producers, the German FCO has given a clear message to companies to ensure their merger notifications are accurate.

08 October 2015
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European Commissioner for Competition on global co-operation between authorities in merger control

European Competition Commissioner speaks at the ICN Workshop on the importance of continuing international regulator co-operation in merger control.

01 October 2015
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