The German Parliament enters into force antitrust rules under the 10th amendment to the act against restraints of competition introducing several significant changes

New German Antitrust Rules: A Positive Move for Compliance Programs* What has changed? On January 19, 2021, new German antitrust rules entered into force under the 10th amendment Act to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) and introduced a number of significant changes. The Act, inter alia, revised the provisions relating to fine calculation for antitrust violations, and in doing so underlined the importance of compliance programs. For further changes, please refer to our previous blogpost. Specifically, an objectively effective compliance program can now lead to a reduced fine being calculated if the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) concludes that certain

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)

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Christian Krohs, Max Küttner, The German Parliament enters into force antitrust rules under the 10th amendment to the act against restraints of competition introducing several significant changes, 19 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 99070

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