Per Rummel

German Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission)
Senior Legal Analyst

Per Rummel specialises in competition law and railway regulation. He holds a Doctor of Laws and a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in European law, both from the University of Würzburg. Per also studied international business in Passau, Strasbourg, and Quito.

Linked authors

University of Cologne - Institute for Economic Policy (IWP)
German Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) (Cologne)


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Per Rummel, Thomas Weck Germany : The German Government adopts the draft amendment modernising the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (Draft of a ninth amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition)


On 28 September 2016, the German government published a bill to modernise German competition law. The proposed amendment is expected to enter into force in spring 2017. An adaptation of the competition rules is necessary to close the loopholes regarding the administrative liability of companies (...)

Per Rummel Germany : The Düsseldorf Court of Appeals confirms the prohibition decision of the German Competition Authority against the best price guarantees of a big online hotel portal (HRS)


[ CA Düsseldorf, 9 Jan. 2015 - VI - Kart 1/14 (V) - HRS >doc27580] In the edition of Concurrences n° 3-2014 we had presented the prohibition decision of the Bundeskartellamt concerning the best price guarantee clauses practised by the hotel reservation portal HRS. These clauses required HRS (...)

Per Rummel Vertical agreements : The German Federal Competition Authority prohibits the best price clauses in the contracts between hotels and one of Germany’s biggest online hotel portals (HRS)


Bundeskartellamt, December 20, 2013, HRS, dec. B9-66/10 Cartel law is a "living right" that is enriched both by the ingenuity of companies and the diversity of market configurations. This is all the more significant since the Bundeskartellamt often focuses on practices whose existence appears (...)

Florian Bien, Per Rummel Germany: The German Federal Court of Justice, by giving a new interpretation to the 10 percent threshold, rules that the provision is in line with the German constitution bringing the Bundeskartellamt to review its guidelines on antitrust fines (Ciment gris, KRB)


Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice), 26.02.2013, Grey cement, KRB 20/12 The illegal cement cartels concluded in Germany in the 1990s and the legal debates that followed them constitute an important page in the history of German cartel law. This applies both to the enforcement of (...)

Florian Bien, Per Rummel Germany: The Bundeskartellamt considers the rebate system of a pharmaceutical company to be equivalent to the exclusive distribution agreement that it has already prohibited (Merck)


Bundeskartellamt, Decision of 19 May 2011, case B 3 - 139/10 - Merck Rebate schemes are a widespread form of price discrimination used by dominant firms to foreclose competitors. The European Commission has already taken a number of decisions in relation to such practices, notably in (...)

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