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

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 substantial changes to the cartel enforcement regime. Here, we focus on the FCO’s new investigative powers for cartel proceedings. In the next edition of Cartel Intel we will look at the impact of compliance measures on the amount of the fine. Requests for information and the obligation to provide answers in cartel proceedings Two

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

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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, 19 January 2021, e-Competitions July 2021 - II, Art. N° 101628

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