Not always against big tech: Bundeskartellamt terminates proceeding against Google

Nearly unnoticed by the antitrust world, the German Bundeskartellamt has terminated proceedings against Google regarding so-called “Transport Layer Security Certificates”. With nearly daily decisions or new investigations against big tech, the termination of a proceeding without a finding or a fine appears almost rare. Here is a short run through the when, how, and why … Continue reading Not always against big tech: Bundeskartellamt terminates proceeding against Google

TV ads & crooks – “Antitrust & the Political System” goes to France

In part III of our series antitrust and the political system, Guillaume Fabre, partner at French antitrust boutique Jouvensal Fabre, gives insights into the French antitrust world and latest developments. On 4 October 2021, the small world of competition law in Paris was thrown in turmoil. Ms de Silva was widely expected to be appointed … Continue reading TV ads & crooks – “Antitrust & the Political System” goes to France

A new game to play? Current and upcoming antitrust issues in sports

We blogged about acquisitions of football clubs and the German 50+1 rule a while ago. But there are far more antitrust aspects clubs, associations and organisations should keep in mind. This post gives an overview of recent developments and outlines what it means to play fair and square in antitrust terms. Whilst cooperations between competitors, … Continue reading A new game to play? Current and upcoming antitrust issues in sports