Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)

Marcel Nuys

Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)
Partner

Dr. Marcel Nuys is a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Duesseldorf, leading their German Competition practice. Dr. Nuys advises on all aspects of European and German antitrust law. His practice focuses on (complex) merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance proceedings, compliance advice, cartels and antitrust damage proceedings. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, technology, media and telecommunications, transportation and logistics, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.

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Articles

4496 Bulletin

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Kristien Geeurickx, Camille Puech-Baron, Florian Huerkamp, Nika Nonveiller The EU Commission publishes new competition rules for vertical agreements

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Following a comprehensive review and consultation process, the new revised EU vertical agreements block exemption Regulation (VBER) and Guidelines have now been published and will come into force on 1 June 2022. The Commission’s stated objectives of the review process were to adjust the safe (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Daniel Vowden, Kristien Geeurickx, Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp, Susan Black The EU Commission invites comments on its draft revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements

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On 1 March 2022 the EU Commission published, for consultation, its draft revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements. The rules consist of two horizontal block exemption Regulations (covering Research & Development agreements and Specialisation agreements) and Guidelines on the (...)

Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf overturns the Competition authority’s decision to clear a joint venture between a telecommunications company and a regional utility provider (Telekom Deutschland / EWE)

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Last week the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf overturned a decision adopted by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) clearing a JV between Telekom Deutschland and EWE, a regional utility company. The JV partners were looking to cooperate in the development of fibre-optic networks in parts (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp, Kristien Geeurickx, Marcel Nuys, Daniel Vowden, Susan Black The EU Commission publishes drafts of revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines

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On 9 July 2021, following a comprehensive consultation process, the EU Commission (Commission) published its proposals for a revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (Draft VBER) and Draft Vertical Guidelines, due to replace the current regime which expires on 31 May 2022. The previous (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Marcel Nuys, Sergio Sorinas, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission publishes guidance on article 22 referrals for transactions falling below national thresholds

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On 26 March 2021 the EU Commission (Commission) published revised guidance on the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR), under which the Commission will now accept referrals from Member States for deals that fall below the domestic jurisdictional thresholds (...)

Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp, Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown The Munich Regional Court grants an injunction regarding an internet search cooperation between the Government and a Big Tech company as it constitutes a restriction on competition (Google / German Ministry of Health)

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The Munich Regional Court has granted an injunction based on Article 101 TFEU against an arrangement between Google and the German Ministry of Health . The Ministry operates a national online platform (“Gesund.bund.de”) providing information on health, including a short description of common (...)

Marcel Nuys, Annika Gante, Peter Rowland, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Florian Huerkamp The German Parliament passes the digital competition act bringing significant changes to the competition law landscape

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Today, the German parliament passed the “Digital Competition Act” which is the 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC). The amended law – which will very likely enter into force January 2021 – will bring about significant changes to the German competition law landscape. (...)

Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp, Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown The German Parliament sees its 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints on Competition enter into force bringing about substantial changes to national cartel enforcement regime

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At the end of January 2021, the revised Act against Restraints on Competition ("ARC") entered into force. Most attention has focused on the new powers bestowed upon the Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") to investigate the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook. However, the revised ARC also contains (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Rowland, Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp The German Competition Authority announces that it has initiated abuse proceedings against a social platform company for linkage with a virtual reality products brand (Oculus / Facebook)

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The German FCO has not lost its appetite to take on major tech companies. Today, it has announced that it has initiated abuse proceedings against Facebook to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and Facebooks’ social network. The accusations against Facebook Facebook’s (...)

Mark Jephcott, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Tom Kemp, Anne Eckenroth The UK Competition Authority launches a market inquiry into the electric vehicle charging sector

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The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes: how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow; how to ensure people using electric (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Juliana Penz The German Competition Authority forces a social network company to change its data collection policy (Facebook)

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On 7 February 2019, after almost three years of investigation, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") issued its long awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices. The FCO found that Facebook has a dominant position on the German market for social networks, and abused this position (...)

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