Reform of the German Competition Law

After months of intense negotiations regarding the inclusion of German health insurance funds into the scope of merger control, the parties finally reached an agreement last week. Mergers of health insurance funds will now be subject to merger control clearance; however, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) will be required to involve the competent supervisory bodies.

On the other hand, the FCO’s competence to control prices of public utilities will be limited, and certain types of mergers between public institutions and businesses will no longer be subject to merger control…

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