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A conversation with Falk Schöning, partner in the Brussels office of global law firm Hogan Lovells on key issues on merger control in Germany.
NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in Germany and throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.
Note–temporary changes to deadlines due to coronavirus pandemic–see MJ merger control–competition authorities and coronavirus (COVID-19) status
Most recent changes
The German merger control regime experienced its most recent changes under the 9th Amendment of the Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB) (9. GWB-Novelle). The amendment, which came into force on 9 June 2017, introduced a new transaction value threshold designed to capture transactions where the target generates only a small turnover but the value of consideration paid (eg the purchase price) is relatively high. This is often the case with start-up companies and companies owning substantial intangible assets such as valuable data sets or patents. In these transactions, the consideration paid is often indicative of an innovative business idea with a high competitive potential in the future.
In July 2018 the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority published a joint guidance paper on how their respective transaction value thresholds are
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