The German Federal Cartel Office prohibits further merger of a dominant player in the electricity and gas sector in spite of proposed remedies (RWE / SaarFerngas)

A recent blocking decision against a merger between RWE and SaarFerngas, a Court decision upholding a blocking decision against E.ON (See Dr. Frank Röhling, Bertrand Guerin, The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court upholds a Bundeskartellamt decision blocking an energy merger (E.ON/ Stadtwerke Eschwege), e-Competitions, July 2007-I, the prohibition of long-term supply agreements and the recent start of the publication of gas prices in Germany all confirm that the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) continues to intensely scrutinize the German electricity and gas markets. On

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)
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Frank Röhling, Bertrand Guerin, The German Federal Cartel Office prohibits further merger of a dominant player in the electricity and gas sector in spite of proposed remedies (RWE / SaarFerngas), 6 June 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 13789

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