The German Federal Court of Justice decides that turnover from goods delivered to a production facility in Germany constitutes domestic turnover, even if the actual decision to buy these goods was taken by a central purchasing organisation outside Germany (KVR)

In its Viscose fibres judgement, the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice (BGH)) held that turnover from goods delivered to a production facility in Germany constitutes domestic turnover, even if the actual decision to buy these goods was taken by the central purchasing organisation of a multinational corporation outside Germany. On appeal, the BGH upheld a judgement by the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Higher District Court of Düsseldorf (OLG Düsseldorf) that confirmed a previous decision by the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Authority (FCA), see Bundeskartellamt 11 Dec 2012, Lenzing AG / Kelheim Hygene Fibres GmbH (Viscose fibres), B3 – 64/12). The definition of domestic turnover is of practical importance for the applicability of German and European merger control. Both

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Philipp Werner, The German Federal Court of Justice decides that turnover from goods delivered to a production facility in Germany constitutes domestic turnover, even if the actual decision to buy these goods was taken by a central purchasing organisation outside Germany (KVR), 21 janvier 2014, e-Competitions January 2014, Art. N° 68838

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