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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Germany's Federal Cartel Office has already approved Air Berlin's takeover of TUIfly's city carrier business, but not the possible acquisition of a minority interest in Air Berlin by TUIfly, Air Berlin said.
Following a complaint filed by Germania, the Federal Cartel Office has reportedly demanded that Lufthansa offer more attractive takeoff and landing slots on the key Frankfurt-Berlin route.
This sale has been blocked by Germany's Federal Cartel Office, however, E.ON is appealing to the German Economics Ministry, which is expected to rule early this summer.
The deal had been thrown in doubt by the German Federal Cartel Office's decision to prohibit the sale of BP's 25.5 per cent stake in Ruhrgas to German utility E.ON for pounds 1.5 billion.
Andreas Mundt, President of the Federal Cartel Office : " According to our preliminary assessment, the renewed purchase of the license by Gruner + Jahr would have significantly affected competition in knowledge magazines.National Geographic and GEO are leaders in this market in Germany and the two closest competitors.
It explained, "thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, alongside other steel companies and associations, is the subject of ongoing investigations by the Federal Cartel Office into alleged cartel agreements relating to the product groups heavy plate and flat carbon steel.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-June 13, 2018-Caverion reports on reaching settlement in cartel investigation with the German Federal Cartel Office
Global Banking News-June 13, 2018-Caverion reports on reaching settlement in cartel investigation with the German Federal Cartel Office
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 13, 2018-Caverion reports on reaching settlement in cartel investigation with the German Federal Cartel Office
(NASDAQ: RPXC) and middle market private equity firm HGGC, LLC have received clearance from the German Federal Cartel Office in connection with a tender offer by HGGC's affiliate, Riptide Purchaser, Inc., to purchase all outstanding shares of RPX's common stock at a purchase price of USD 10.50 per share, the companies said.
The maximum rating is 5-star, 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.
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