The German Competition Authority publishes merger remedies guidance

The German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt or "FCO") has published guidance on the requirements placed on remedies in merger control and their implementation. Remedies are an important instrument in merger control practice. They can enable the clearance of a merger under conditions and obligations even if it might otherwise be blocked. The guidance document explains the criteria the FCO uses to assess remedies offered by companies. This should allow companies to better assess which requirements they must fulfill to remedy a merger's anticompetitive effect and thus enable clearance of their merger. Finally, the

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Philipp Werner, Johannes Zöttl, Carsten Gromotke, The German Competition Authority publishes merger remedies guidance, 1 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84422

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