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Daniel von Brevern focuses his practice on competition / antitrust law, with particular emphasis on merger control, cartel proceedings and European state aid. Daniel has represented a number of clients before both the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission. He has a wealth of experience across a number of industries, including financial services, energy, pharmaceutical/health care and automotive. Read Daniel von Brevern's full bio.

Beware of “Gun Jumping”: EU Court Upholds EUR 20 Million Fine Imposed On Norwegian Seafood Company


By and on Oct 31, 2017
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

Between 2012 and 2013, Marine Harvest ASA (“Marine Harvest”), a Norwegian seafood company, acquired Morpol ASA (“Morpol”), a Norwegian producer and processor of salmon. Marine Harvest notified the transaction to the European Commission under the European Union’s Merger Regulation (“EUMR”), but implemented it prior to the European Commission having granted clearance. In 2014, the European...

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Five Things To Know About German Merger Control


By and on Sep 25, 2017
Posted In EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

As reported previously, German competition law was recently amended. The amendments included with the introduction of a “size of transaction”-threshold a notable change with respect to German merger control. The following is a reminder of five important features of German merger control which you should be aware of: The jurisdictional thresholds of German merger control...

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THE LATEST: European Court of Justice Clarifies Application of European Union Merger Control Rules to Joint Ventures


By on Sep 7, 2017
Posted In EU Developments, French Developments, German Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration

On 7 September 2017, the European Court of Justice issued a decision (Decision) on the interpretation of the European Union Merger Regulation (EUMR). The Decision clarifies the conditions under which the EUMR applies to the setting-up of joint venture companies. WHAT HAPPENED: 3(4) of the EUMR stipulates that the “creation” of joint ventures requires a...

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THE LATEST: German Antitrust Authority Issues Guidelines on Resale Price Maintenance


By and on Jul 13, 2017
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments, German Developments

On 12 July 2017, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) published a guidance paper (Guidance Paper) on the prohibition of resale price maintenance (RPM). The Guidance Paper has a particular focus on the food retail sector. At the same time, it offers good insights into the FCO’s current overall thinking on RPM. The FCO reiterates...

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Reform of German Competition Law


By and on Jun 14, 2017
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

A number of amendments to the German competition law (Amendment) entered into force on 9 June 2017. The key changes are: Merger control: Introduction of a new “size of transaction”-threshold Sanctions for antitrust law infringements: Rules of liability aligned to EU concept, in particular with respect to “parental liability” Private enforcement: Implementation of EU Cartel...

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