Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)

Marcio da Silva Lima

Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)
Associate

As an associate in the competition and EU team in Düsseldorf, he advises clients from Germany and abroad on all matters of German and European competition law. His focus is on matters related to vertical relationships such as competition law issues in connection with distribution agreements. He also regularly assists clients with advice and support regarding merger control proceedings. Upon completion of his studies, he joined the team to work in their competition and EU team in Düsseldorf during his legal clerkship. He also worked for the Consulate General of Germany in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York City.

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Articles

1832 Bulletin

Marcio da Silva Lima The German Competition Authority welcomes the decision of a postal service company to end its discount system for the dispatch of newspapers and magazines (Deutsche Post)

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The Deutsche Post AG (“DPAG”) has cancelled its until recently practiced discount system in relation to its dispatch services provided to newspaper and magazine publishers. The DPAG`s decision to stop discounting the dispatch services occurred after the German Federal Cartel Office initiated an (...)

Marcio da Silva Lima, Maren Steiert The German Parliament approves a competition law reform providing the Competition Authority with regulatory tools to impede market-dominant companies active in the digital markets from possible abuses of their competitive dominance

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On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the so long discussed reform of German competition law which was now also confirmed by the second parliamentary chamber - the “Bundesrat”. The innovations to be implemented in the German Act against Restraints of Competition (“ARC“), will in (...)

Marcio da Silva Lima The German Competition Authority clears an acquisition of dating platforms on the basis that online dating market is characterised by dynamic growth, market entries and competition (Parship / Elite Partner / Lovoo)

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The ProSiebenSat.1 Group strengthens its Internet dating platform business with the acquisition of the US app developer Meet Group. Although the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) found, that the acquisition will lead to further concentration in the online dating sector, the FCO, however cleared the (...)

Marcio da Silva Lima The German Competition Authority approves a sports retailer’s new online platform as it concerns only a small part of the retail market and will therefore hardly affect competition between retailers (Intersport)

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Intersport, the world’s largest association of medium-sized retailers of sport products, switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport Digital GmbH (“IDG”) to a so-called "drop shipment business model". Although the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) found that the (...)

Jörg Witting, Marcio da Silva Lima The German Federal Court of Justice confirms abuse of dominance over data collection by an online platform without the user’s explicit consent (Facebook)

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The Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rejected Facebook’s application for suspensive effect in connection to its appeal to the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf against the decision of the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) prohibiting Facebook from collecting and processing Facebook users’ data generated (...)

Jörg Witting, Marcio da Silva Lima The German Competition Authority finalises fines totalling €110 million on eleven providers of technical building services for collusion in the award of major contracts (Caverion / Elektrotherm / Landshut / Engie / Cologne / Ferrostaal Air Technolgy / Saarwellingen / Stuttgart...)

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In December 2019 the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) imposed fines totalling EUR 110 million on eleven providers of technical building services for collusion in the award of major contracts. The proceedings were initiated in November 2014 following a leniency application. The leniency application (...)

Jörg Witting, Marcio da Silva Lima The German Competition Authority approves a joint sale of media rights of individual football matches by a central association (DFL - German Football League)

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The Federal Cartel Office has approved the German Football League´s (“DFL”) marketing model for the transmission rights of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches from the 2021/22 season onwards. DLF´s marketing model is based on the joint sale of media rights of individual football matches. Such (...)

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