The German Competition Authority publishes new fining guidelines

Germany: The Bundeskartellamt publishes new Fining Guidelines* On 25 June 2013, the Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) released revised fining guidelines following a judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice, (the highest German Cartel court (Bundesgerichtshof) of February 2013 regarding cartel proceedings in the cement sector. Starting 25 June, the new guidelines apply to all cases pending before the BKartA. In its judgment, the Bundesgerichtshof ruled on the constitutionality of the German fining provisions and the method of calculating fines. The judgment confirmed the constitutionality of the

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European Competition Network Brief, The German Competition Authority publishes new fining guidelines, 25 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53344

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