Wolfgang Bosch

Gleiss Lutz (Frankfurt)
Lawyer (Partner)

Wolfgang`s practice has a special focus on antitrust, M&A transactions, joint ventures as well as on contract law. He has comprehensive experience in German and European antitrust law, where he advises on both German and EU antitrust law as well as merger control law. He further represents clients in major antitrust infringement proceedings. Wolfgang studied at the University of Constance and completed supplementary studies at the University of Bern with a licentiate exam. He has been a partner at Gleiss Lutz since 1994. He is member of the Association for the Study of Antitrust Law/Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht. Wolfgang speaks German and English.

Articles

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Wolfgang Bosch The Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe preliminarily suspends the enforcement of a judgement since a non-acceptance of an offered license agreement would infringe Art. 102 TFEU (Lizenzvertragsangebot)

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In its decision of 27 February 2012, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe preliminarily suspended the enforcement of a previous judgement of the Regional Court of Mannheim. The court decided that the holder of the affected standard-essential patent cannot refuse a license agreement offered by (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Higher Regional Court of Munich dismisses compensation claims of a parent company from its former subsidiary because of its participation in a cartel (Calciumcarbid)

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In its judgement of 9 February 2012, the Higher Regional Court of Munich confirmed the decision of Regional Court of Munich of 13 July 2011, and dismissed the plaintiff’s appeal. Together with two other companies, the plaintiff was considered as one economic unit and was held jointly and (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Federal Cartel Office considers the acquisition of 1.88% of the shares in a competitor resulting in a total shareholding of 10.52% as a notifiable concentration under German law as it enabled to exercise competitively significant influence jointly with a third party (Gazprom / VNG)

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By decision of 31 January 2012, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) cleared the increase of voting rights of Gazprom Germania GmbH (GPG) in VNG Verbundnetz Gas AG (VNG) to 10.52%. The increase by 1.88% of the voting rights was considered to enable GPG to exercise a competitively significant (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Federal Court of Justice holds that prices of a dominant company charged in a new market may be lower than the prices in the dominated market for a limited market entry period (Entega II)

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On 7 December 2010, the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) overruled partially a judgement of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt of 26 January 2010 and partially upheld the decision. The question at stake was whether a regional gas supplier with a market dominant position is allowed to charge (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Federal Court of Justice denies an infringement of Art. 102 TFEU holding that offering the entry to a monopolized market only under the conditions set by the Federal Network Agency does not constitute abuse (GSM-Wandler)

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In its judgement of 29 June 2010, the Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) reversed a judgement of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. The FCJ stated that an undertaking holding a market dominant position does generally not act abusively by offering the entry to a monopolized market under the (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe decides that sales via an internet auction platform can be prohibited in a selective distribution system which does not fall under Sec. 1 ARC/Art. 101 TFEU if the selection criteria are objective and applied in a non-discriminatory manner (Scout-Schulranzen)

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On 25 November 2009, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe confirmed a judgement of the Regional Court of Mannheim and therewith dismissed the appeal of the plaintiff. The question at stake was whether the defendant Scout had an obligation to supply an authorised distributor of a selective (...)

Wolfgang Bosch The Higher Regional Court of Munich decides that the prohibition to resell products on internet auction platforms is exempted under the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (Amer Sports)

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On 2 July 2009, the Higher Regional Court of Munich confirmed a judgement of the Regional Court of Munich. The question at stake was whether the defendant was allowed to prohibit the sale of its products via internet auction platforms through its general terms and conditions. Facts The (...)

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