Michael Rauber

E.CA Economics (Berlin)
Manager

Dr Michael Rauber joined E.CA Economics in December 2014 after three years in the Chief Economist team at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and, more recently, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Michael has extensive experience in competition economics and was previously the assistant director of the CMA’s research and evaluation unit. Prior to that he was a consultant advising clients on a wide range of economic issues and econometrics in PwC’s economics practices in London and Berlin. Michael holds a doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz with a focus on empirical economics. Prior to joining PwC, Michael held a postdoctoral position at the University College London (UCL), doing research in applied econometrics.

Articles

11301 Bulletin

Michael Rauber The German Federal Cartel Office cleared the purchase of a controlling interest in the electricity market with remedies, including the reduction of network usage fees and an extraordinary right of cancellation for energy redistributors (EnBW/ZEAG)

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The operation On 25 January 2002, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) notified the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) of its intention acquire a controlling interest in ZEAG Zementwerk Lauffen - Elektrizitätswerk Heilbronn AG (ZEAG). Via affiliates EnBW is active at all levels of the energy (...)

Michael Rauber The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy market with remedies, including the divestiture of gas stations, pipeline supply contracts and the granting of infrastructure access for aviation fuel delivery at Frankfurt airport (Shell / DEA)

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The operation On 10 July 2001, Shell Deutschland GmbH (Shell) notified the European Commission of its intention to merge its downstream oil business with DEA Mineralöl AG (DEA) by acquiring 50% of the shares of DEA, as a first step to acquiring a majority stake later on. At the request of the (...)

Michael Rauber The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy market with remedies, including the divestment of gas stations, a stake in a refinery, and a three year obligation to supply third parties with aviation fuel (BP / E.ON)

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The operation On 27 July 2001, BP plc (BP) notified the European Commission of its intention to purchase (via its German affiliate Deutsche BP AG) 51% of Veba Oel AG (Veba Oel) which was a wholly owned subsidiary of E.ON AG (E.ON). On the request of the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) the (...)

Michael Rauber The German Federal Cartel Office clears a merger in the dental product market with remedies, including the divestiture of a business unit and product line (Dentsply/Degussa Dental)

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The operation On 19 June 2001 Dentsply International Inc., USA (Dentsply) notified the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) of its intention to acquire the complete dental division of Degussa AG, Germany (Degussa). The German business of Degussa was run by Degussa Dental GmbH & Co KG, (...)

Michael Rauber The German Federal Cartel Office clears a merger in the retail furniture market with remedies, including the divestiture of a retail furniture store in the area of Hassfurt (Lutz Österreich/ Möbel Engelhardt)

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The operation On 30 January 2001 ABRD-Möbelhandels-und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (ABRD) and Löwengrund Immobilien GmbH (Löwengrund) notified their intent to purchase all the shares of Möbel Engelhardt GmbH & Co.KG (Engelhardt). Both Germany-based ABRD and Löwengrund belong to the Austrian (...)

Michael Rauber The German Federal Cartel Office clears the acquisition of a controlling stake in a construction company with remedies, including the divestiture of business units (Bilfinger+Berger/ Buderus)

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The operation Bilfinger+Berger Bauaktiengesellschaft AG, Germany (BB) notified the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) its intent to increase its shareholding in Buderus AG, Germany (Buderus) by 4.41 % to 27.06 % on 24 June 1999. Within two years of this increase, BB also planned to acquire (...)

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