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Competition & Antitrust

08 April 2021
Sascha Dethof FCO begins operating competition register: excluding companies from public procurement procedures

Germany - Fieldfisher

The Federal Cartel Office has begun operating the competition register. The competition register enables contracting authorities to check nationwide, by means of a single electronic query, whether a company has committed relevant legal violations and whether there are grounds for exclusion from public procurement procedures.

Author: Sascha Dethof
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Pawel Kulak UOKiK fines six manufacturers of railway sleepers for bid rigging

Poland - Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced that it had fined six manufacturers of wooden railway sleepers more than €3 million for bid rigging. The UOKiK discovered that all of the firms had taken part in a tender organised by the Polish railway infrastructure manager for the supply of railway sleepers. However, the agreement had not been implemented as the railway infrastructure manager cancelled the tender when it suspected bid rigging.

Author: Pawel Kulak
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Poland - Schoenherr

Author: Pawel Kulak
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China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Michael Gu, Charles Xiang, Grace Wu
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Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru, Betül Baş Çömlekçi, Uygar Yetkiner
Marcel Meinhardt New unilateral conduct rules significantly broadened

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Luzius Sidler
Donald I Baker Pending legislative attempts to curb tech giants have much broader implications

USA - Baker & Miller PLLC

Authors: Donald I Baker, Amber L McDonald
Galina Petkova CEZ's acquisition approved after reassessment of prohibition

Bulgaria - Schoenherr

Author: Galina Petkova
Beatrijs Gielen Dawn raid's illegality does not automatically void subsequent request for information

Belgium - ALTIUS

Authors: Beatrijs Gielen, Carmen Verdonck
Srdjana Petronijević Competition authority opens gun-jumping investigation in pharmacy sector

Serbia - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Authors: Srdjana Petronijević, Zoran Šoljaga