Statement of the Institute for Competition Law (Professors Kersting, Meyer-Lindemann, Podszun) on the Draft 'Guidance on Transaction Value Thresholds for Mandatory Pre-Merger Notification (Section 35 (1a) GWB and Section 9 (4) KartG)' of the German Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority of 14.5.2018

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Christian Kersting

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - Faculty of Law

Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Peter Meier-Beck

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Hans Meyer-Lindemann

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Lutz Strohn

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Date Written: June 11, 2018

Abstract

The German Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority have recently published a draft "Guidance on Transaction Value Thresholds for Mandatory Pre-merger Notification (Section 35(1a) GWB and Section 9(4) KartG)" for public consultation. Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann and Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Law evaluate the draft guidance. The draft of the guidance is available on the homepage of the Federal Cartel Office.

Keywords: Pre-Merger Notificaion, German Federal Cartel Office, Austrian Federal Competition Authority, Transaction Value Thresholds, Section 35 GWB, Section 9 KartG

JEL Classification: K21, K29

Suggested Citation

Kersting, Christian and Podszun, Rupprecht and Meier-Beck, Peter and Meyer-Lindemann, Hans and Strohn, Lutz, Statement of the Institute for Competition Law (Professors Kersting, Meyer-Lindemann, Podszun) on the Draft 'Guidance on Transaction Value Thresholds for Mandatory Pre-Merger Notification (Section 35 (1a) GWB and Section 9 (4) KartG)' of the German Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority of 14.5.2018 (June 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3207122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3207122

Christian Kersting (Contact Author)

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - Faculty of Law ( email )

Universitätsstr. 1
Düsseldorf, D-40225
Germany
0211 8111660 (Phone)

Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law

Universitätsstr. 1
Düsseldorf, D-40225
Germany

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de/de/pub/wissenschaftler/wissenschaftliche_mitarbeiter/rupprecht_podszun.cfm

Peter Meier-Beck

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Universitätsstrasse 1
Duesseldorf, DE NRW 40225
Germany

Hans Meyer-Lindemann

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf ( email )

Universitätsstrasse 1
Duesseldorf, DE NRW 40225
Germany

Lutz Strohn

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Universitätsstrasse 1
Duesseldorf, DE NRW 40225
Germany

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