The German FCO publishes merger remedies guidelines

Bundeskartellamt publishes merger remedies guidelines* On May 30, 2017, the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office, "FCO“) has published guidelines on remedies in German merger control, also available in an English translation. The very detailed guidelines (87 pages) provide a comprehensive and helpful overview and summary of the FCO’s standing remedies practice, as well as of related jurisprudence. The timing is curious: the guidelines are published 12 years after the FCO first published the model divestiture texts applicable in remedies cases in 2005. In addition, the guidelines are published prior to an update of the current substantive merger guidelines. These date from 2012 and only reflect the dominance test, which is a subset of the SIEC test. So the FCO still has some work to

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Silke Heinz, The German FCO publishes merger remedies guidelines, 30 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84328

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