Federal Cartel Office

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Federal Cartel Office

An agency in Germany that enforces antitrust law. It ensures that companies compete fairly with one another and that illegal monopolies are not created. It was established in 1958 and is based in Bonn.
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On December 18, 2017, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) announced that the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, had reached settlements with three undertakings and their executives in connection with their involvement in a cartel in the harbor towage sector.
Bundeskartellamt President Andreas Mundt said the developments would be ready by the end of the year, said the report.
Approval from the German Bundeskartellamt and the Austrian BundeswettbewerbsbehA[pilcrow sign]rde satisfies a condition to the closing of the previously announced all cash tender offer by Cyclops Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye.
According to Bundeskartellamt, the German regulatory office, Apple exclusively hosted Audible audiobooks and Audible would refuse to supply audiobooks to competing digital music stores.
The closing of the transaction is subject to completion of certain filings with and approval by Germany's Bundeskartellamt.
The Akzo Nobel-Metlac merger, for example, was approved in 2012 by the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, but rejected by the UK Competition Commission, which found that it undermined competition on the market for metal packaging for drinks.
The fines have been imposed by Germany's competition regualtor, the Bundeskartellamt (BKA) for alleged involvement in cartel agreements.
The marrying of the two companies, both owned by Mid Europa Partners, was completed when the German Bundeskartellamt granted official approval.
HAMBURG: Edeku's discount supermarket chain Netto Marken-Discount has been found guilty of selling below cost by the German cartel office, Bundeskartellamt.
Bernhard Heitzer, president of the German antitrust watchdog Bundeskartellamt, has already voiced opposition to the idea.
Maxcor's acquisition of Boehringer is expected to be completed by year's end, subject to approval by the Bundeskartellamt, Germany's federal antitrust authority.
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