*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 28 September 2016, the German government published a bill to modernise German competition law. The proposed amendment is expected to enter into force in spring 2017. An adaptation of the competition rules is necessary to close the loopholes regarding the administrative liability of companies and to transpose the EU directive on damages actions. The government has taken the opportunity to adapt the Act against Restraints of Competition to the digital economy and to strengthen the rules on abuse of a dominant position on the demand side. This commentary is limited to an outline of the Bill. A much more in-depth analysis of the relevant provisions will be
CASE COMMENTS : EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN CASE LAW – PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – DIGITAL ECONOMY – MERGER CONTROL
Germany : The German Government adopts the draft amendment modernising the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (Draft of a ninth amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition)
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