SZ and F.A.Z. establish joint venture

Dr. Donata Beck and Dr. Ulrich Klumpp, both antitrust lawyers, obtain the go-ahead from the German Federal Cartel Office for an advertising cooperation between Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.). SZ and F.A.Z. plan to market their national print advertisements in the future via the joint venture Republic GmbH.

OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte represented both newspapers in the merger control clearance proceedings and the antitrust investigation under Article 101 TFEU before the German Federal Cartel Office.

Further information on the media antitrust team of OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte:
• In the past, the team around Klumpp and Beck has already brought several complex merger control cases in the newspaper sector to a successful conclusion.
• OPPENLÄNDER has been working for various media companies for years and advises newspaper and magazine publishers as well as book publishers and broadcasting companies on antitrust and media law issues.
• OPPENLÄNDER is also repeatedly involved in the establishment of joint ventures in the media sector.