The German Parliament passes its 10th amendment of the Act against Restraints of Competition which creates an enforcement tool for the Competition Authority to control the abusive behavior of companies with a paramount cross-market significance for competition

New enforcement tool for the German Federal Cartel Office in the control of abusive behavior of companies with a paramount cross-market significance for competition In a nutshell: What’s new? Introduction of the Concept of Intermediation Power: A dominant position can as of now also result from intermediation services of a company that is active in multisided markets. The German competition authority now has a new tool for intervention aiming at some types of large platforms’ conduct and other companies for which the authority established a so-called “paramount cross-market significance for competition”.In detail: The 10th amendment carries the name “Act amending the Act against Restraints of Competition for a focused, proactive and digital Competition Law 4.0 and other provisions (ARC

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  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Dusseldorf)
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Dusseldorf)

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Lars Mesenbrink, Julius Schradin, The German Parliament passes its 10th amendment of the Act against Restraints of Competition which creates an enforcement tool for the Competition Authority to control the abusive behavior of companies with a paramount cross-market significance for competition, 19 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 99686

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