Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)

Maren Steiert

Bird & Bird (Dusseldorf)

As an associate in our Competition & EU team in Düsseldorf, Maren Steiert advises on transaction (merger control), cooperation and distribution agreements, IP and compliance.

Linked authors

Bird & Bird (Warsaw)
Bird & Bird (Rome)
Bird & Bird (Budapest)
Bird & Bird (Sydney)
Bird & Bird (The Hague)


898 Bulletin

Stephan Waldheim, Maren Steiert The German Federal Court of Justice rules that an online hotel booking platform’s “narrow” best price clause violates antitrust law (


On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) ruled that’s “narrow” best price clause violates Article 101 (1) TFEU (the cartel prohibition) as well. Thereby the FCJ overruled the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf which held that “narrow” best price clauses were not (...)

Maren Steiert The Dusseldorf Higher Court doubts the compatibility with EU law of the Competition Authority’s approach of linking data protection and competition law to find an abuse of dominance and files a request for a preliminary ruling (Facebook)


Is Facebook abusing its dominant position in the market by collecting data on its own platforms and on third-party websites and combining it in a large data pool? The Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has decided that unless the users consent to the use of the data, Facebook is abusing its position - (...)

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


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 (...)

Send a message