26. October 2022

What to do in case of an entry in the competition register?

The Bundeskartellamt’s new competition register is “armed”. The register, which is kept fully electronically, records companies which are to be excluded from public contracts on account of certain economic offences such as bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, infringements of labor law regulations and cartel agreements and bid rigging. For companies participating in public tenders, a ban on awarding contracts can have existential significance. It remains to be seen to what extent private contracting authorities will also avoid companies entered in the competition register in the future. Our partner Dr. Matthias Ulshöfer discussed initial experiences and the question of how affected companies can be removed from the register as quickly as possible or not be entered in the first place with the Head of the Competition Register Department Kai Hoghoff, who traveled from Bonn especially from the Federal Cartel Office for the event, Bernd Peter, Dr. Ulrich Kinzl and Dr. Jürgen Bürkle in front of many interested listeners at the Stuttgarter Compliance Talks of the Stuttgarter Zeitung.

 

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27. February 2024

OPPENLÄNDER represents religious community in constitutional complaint

A religious community has filed a constitutional complaint in order to obtain its own state treaty and appropriate financial support. Prof Dr Christofer Lenz and Dr Maximilian Stützel are representing the religious community.

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20. February 2024

Legal 500: OPPENLÄNDER receives the Germany Awards 2024 for antitrust law

OPPENLÄNDER was honoured by Legal 500 with the Germany Awards 2024 for antitrust law.

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19. February 2024

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024 ranks OPPENLÄNDER in competition law

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2024 ranks OPPENLÄNDER as Band 3 law firm for competition law! For 17 years, our competition law practice is part of this guide.

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16. February 2024

Girocard procedure: OPPENLÄNDER wins another victory for the DSGV

The Münster Higher Administrative Court has ruled that the Federal Cartel Office does not have to grant plaintiffs in the Girocard case access to files on the basis of the Freedom of Information Act (IFG).

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