Björn Becker

University of Würzburg
Research Assistant

Björn C. Becker is a Research Assistant and PhD-Candidate at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Florian Bien for Global Business Law, International Arbitration Law and Civil Law at the University of Würzburg. He graduated from the Law school of University of Würzburg in 2014 having also succeeded in his supplementary studies in European Law.

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Björn Becker Germany: The Regional Court of Frankfurt grants damages for abusive price discrimination after a commitment decision adopted by the Commission in a matter of traction current (DB Energie)


Apart from cases falling under the binding effect of paragraph 33(4) of the Law against Restraints of Competition (GWB) or Article 16 of Regulation EC 1/2003, claims for damages based on the violation of competition law in general are rather rare in Germany. The requirements as to the precise (...)

Björn Becker, Florian Bien Germany : The Düsseldorf Court of Appeals declares inadmissible a third party’s application for annulment of a commitment decision by the Bundeskartellamt (RTL, Prosiebensat 1)


The decisions of the competition authority do not only concern the economic situation of the respective addressees. They often affect third parties in their legally protected interests. The clearest example comes from merger control. While the approval of such operations by the competition (...)

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