Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)

Anton Gerber

Sheppard Mullin (Brussels)

Anton Gerber is an Associate at Sheppard Mullin. He advises on all aspects of EU and German competition law, covering questions related to cartel and antitrust investigations, vertical agreements, merger control filings, State aid and cartel damages actions. His practice includes regulated industries such as energy and railways. He also advises on data protection issues, including international data transfers and other aspects of data privacy compliance.

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Jacques Derenne, Anton Gerber Concept of State aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that where national legislation is ambiguous as to whether certain conduct is subject to an administrative fine, no state resources are transferred, thus overturning a judgment of the General Court (Dansk Erhverv)


The general price level in Sweden and Denmark is higher than in Germany. Background Retailers in the northern German border region are taking advantage of this situation and have developed special offers for Swedish and Danish consumers. As far as beverages are concerned, however, the (...)

Jacques Derenne, Anton Gerber Lack of assistance: The General Court of the European Union dismisses an action for annulment of a decision of the European Commission which, after a preliminary examination, concluded that no aid was involved in the construction of a congress center and adjacent hotels by a semi-public company, in the absence of advantage and effect on trade between Member States (Ighoga region 10)


The interest of this judgment is to address the specific condition of affecting trade between Member States and to conclude that there is no aid, whereas the case law generally adopts a very broad interpretation of this concept, including any potential effect, without having to demonstrate any (...)


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