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German lawmakers adopt temporary amendments to the German Competition Act to mitigate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in competition law

On 14 May 2020, the German Parliament adopted temporary amendments to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) to mitigate consequences resulting from COVID-19 in the field of competition law. See BT-Drucksache 19/18963. In order to enable the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) to continue investigating mergers and their impact on the market concerned under the … Continue Reading

Meat industry faces new antitrust threats while working through COVID-19 challenges

As U.S. meat packaging and processing companies persevere to supply the nation’s grocery shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry finds itself once again under the regulatory spotlight. On May 6, 2020, President Donald Trump asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate allegations that U.S. beef and pork producers violated federal antitrust laws. Just … Continue Reading

Competition law during the COVID-19 pandemic: several shades freed?

A version of this article was previously published in French by Le Club des Juristes. Following the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the French and European competition authorities announced certain changes to competition law. Companies will be able to cooperate in certain sectors, in particular with a view to promoting the supply, production … Continue Reading
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