Bird & Bird (Düsseldorf)

Marcio da Silva Lima

Bird & Bird (Düsseldorf)
Lawyer (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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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 (...)

Jörg Witting, Marcio da Silva Lima The German Federal Court of Justice confirms an 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 (...)

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