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4 November 2014
Wagner Legal supports Lawentus with regard to the sale of the Ziegler group to DPE - RWS reports
Wagner Legal suported Lawentus with regard to the sale of the Ziegler group, a leading supplier of nonwovens particularly in the automotive sector, to fonds of the DPE Deutsche Private Equity. In particular, Wagner Legal advised the Ziegler group with regard to the German merger ocntrol procedure before the German Federal Cartel Office (s. the report in RWS here) .
10 October 2014
Online Distribution Day in Berlin - Eckart Wagner speaks
Eckart Wagner speaks on the Online Distribution Day of the "Bundesverband Onlinehandel" (Federal Association of Online Traders) in Berlin and discusses competition law issues concerning restrictions of online trade and possible claims for damages together with the head of the competition and consumer protection unit of the German Federal Ministry for Economy, members of the German Federal Parliament, representatives of online traders, the academics and online market places. Please click here for the programme and registration form.
23 September 2014
Wagner Legal and Rospatt Osten Pross also win landmark case before the German Supreme Court regarding cartel damage claims and personal liabilities of CEOs - JUVE reports
The Competition Panel of the German Surpreme Court dismissed the appeal of Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG and its CEO, Mr Andreas Dornbracht, against the judgement of the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court of 13 November 2013 (see on "News" at this date). The judgement is, therefore, final. As JUVE reports (see here), the decision of the Supreme Court had been eagerly awaited as it related to some very controversial topics. It has now been clarified by the highest German court for the first time that brand manufacturers may be liable for damages caused by measures that made online trade of their products by retailliers less attractive. It has also been clarified for the first time by the Surpreme Court that members of the seniour management may be personally liable for these damages.
8 September 2014
Wagner Legal supports UNITI in creating a price information service on the basis of data from the market transparency unit
German law requires companies which operate public petrol stations or have the power to set their prices for fuel to report fuel price changes in real time to the market transparancy unit for fuel at the Federal Cartel Office. The market transparancy uniti then passes these price data on to providers of consumer information services. Wagner Legal supported companies of the UNITI group, a German trade association of small and medium mineral oil companies, not only to create a consumer information service but also a price information service that processes the data for customers.
29 July 2014
BVOH workshop: Eckart Wagner speaks about "online sales and competition law"
Eckart Wagner speaks at the workshop of the "Bundesverband Onlinehandel" (Federal Association of Online Traders) in Berlin about "online sales and competition law".