Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (London)

Tobias Caspary

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (London)
Partner

Dr. Tobias Caspary advises clients on EU and cross-border merger control, EU cartel investigations, and general compliance counselling across industry sectors. Clients across many industry sectors seek Tobias’s advice and representation before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, and the German Federal Cartel Office. He has worked on some of the some of the largest and most complex cross-border mergers worldwide. Tobias heads our highly regarded EU/London Competition and Trade Team, which is ranked in IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 UK and has been shortlisted for both The Lawyer European Awards in the category of European Competition or Antitrust Team of the Year and Global Competition Review Awards Merger Control Matter of the Year in Europe. Legal 500 UK praises Tobias’s team for its “exemplary practice,” “absolute subject matter expertise,” and for being “real experts in the field” and “highly knowledgeable and responsive.” Regularly recognized as a leader in European Competition Law by Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, and Chambers Global, Tobias is also acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal: Competition as a “Global Leader” and by Legal 500, which highlights him as “the guy you want to put in front of the European Commission and your board of directors” and “the real deal.” Legal 500 also remarks that Tobias “knows how to communicate with in-house counsel and executive teams, and, even more important, is very adept at reading the subtleties and nuances of regulators."

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Articles

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Tobias Caspary The Dusseldorf Court of Appeals annuls the decision by the German Competition Authority which prohibited a petrol distributor from acquiring 59 petrol stations (Total / OMV)

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I. Introduction On August 4, 2010, the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals (the Court) annulled the decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) which prohibited Total Deutschland GmbH (Total) acquiring 59 petrol stations from OMV Deutschland GmbH (OMV). This judgment is a setback for the FCO, (...)

Tobias Caspary The German Competition Authority fines a contact lens provider €11.5 million for fixing minimum resale prices and restricting the Internet and wholesale sales of its products (CIBA Vision)

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On September 25, 2009, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) levied a fine of €11.5 million against contact lens provider CIBA Vision Vertriebs GmbH (CIBA) for fixing minimum resale prices and restricting Internet and wholesale sales of its products. This is the third decision imposed by the (...)

Tobias Caspary The German Parliament introduces second domestic turnover threshold for merger control (Third Act to Cut-Back Bureaucratic Burdens in Particular in the Small and Medium-sized Economy)

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On 25 March 2009, a significant change to Germany’s merger jurisdictional thresholds entered into force. The revision exempts many transactions that were previously caught from the obligation to submit a notification to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO). I. The new second domestic turnover (...)

Tobias Caspary A German Court of Appeals reinforces the application of the de minimis exemption for merger control by constraining the application of the “bundle theory" (Asphaltmischwerke Langenthal)

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1. Introduction German merger control notification thresholds are extremely low and a large number of transactions are notified to the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt"FCO") every year. For example, 2231 notifications were submitted to the FCO in 2007 . However, a notification is (...)

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