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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The Federal Cartel Office has accused Phonak GmbH of violating the German Act against Restraints on Competition.
As previously announced, the United States Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period applicable to the tender offer under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, Germanys Federal Cartel Office granted clearance of the tender offer, and the required waiting period under the Austrian Cartel Act expired.
The maximum rating is 5-stars, which has been given to the developed agencies of the world such as France's Competition Authority, Germany's Federal Cartel Office, Korea's Fair Trade Commission, US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and the US Federal Trade Commission.
The German Federal Cartel Office has also granted approval of the merger.
This confirms what the commissioner announced in September in response to a statement by Andreas Mundt, head of Germany's Federal Cartel Office, who expected the matter to be referred to his office (4710).
Completion of the transaction is subject to an acceptance level of 90%, Axis-Shield said, adding that the German Federal Cartel Office has approved the deal.
4 million due to the provision of EUR 15 million over the investigation on the main manufacturers of municipal fire fighting vehicles in Germany by the German Federal Cartel Office.
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has announced that it has started an inquiry into the district heating sector due to indications of a lack of competition.
AirBerlin said the German Federal Cartel Office approved Pegasus Airlines parent ESAS Holding's acquisition of approximately 15 percent of the voting shares in AirBerlin.
The Federal Cartel Office, expected to rule on the $5 billion deal this month, has already made clear its displeasure with the planned takeover of the country's biggest broadcasting group.
based Colfax Corporation had announced plans in April 2003 to join forces, with Colfax intending to acquire the Netzsch Group, and the Federal Cartel Office had recently approved the merger.
The Federal Cartel Office, which reportedly has the power to prohibit Lufthansa's pricing policy, said it appeared that the airline had cut prices on the Berlin-Frankfurt route below cost to harm its competitor, Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH.
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