“Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets
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“Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets

Date
21 January 2021

On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the long discussed reform of German competition law which has now also been confirmed by the second parliamentary chamber – the “Bundesrat”. The innovations to be implemented in the German Act against Restraints of Competition (“ARC“), will in particular provide the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) with regulatory tools to impede market dominant companies active in the digital (platform) markets from possible abuses of their competitive dominance. The German approach assigns a significant pioneer role to Germany in the ever more dynamic combat against anti-competitive practices characterizing the digital economies.

The full article can be found here.

Originally posted on twobirds.com in January 2021.

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Marcio da Silva Lima
Marcio da Silva Lima
As an associate in our competition and EU team in Düsseldorf, I advise our clients from Germany and abroad on all matters of German and European competition law.
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