"The DWF team around Dr Walzel advised us on the establishment of a joint venture from a merger control law angle, conducted the required EU merger filings and coordinated further merger filing. We were particularly impressed by Dr Walzel's practice-oriented and extremely competent advice." - Kai-Alexander Bischoff, Law and Compliance, Brose Group
"Dr Walzel (DWF Germany) and her team have advised on several of our transactions from a merger control law angle and have conducted the necessary EU merger filings as well as assessed and coordinated further merger filings abroad. We very much appreciate the work of Dr Walzel.” - Christian Prause, CFO, AUNDE Gruppe
"Daisy helped us navigate through a time-critical merger control procedure before the German Federal Cartel Office. She was extremely professional in her approach and we found her responsiveness and support to be most impressive. Overall, we look forward to further successful future cooperation." - Christine Hawkes | CFO Lamex Food Group | March 2017
DWF has advised Arlington Industries Group (Arlington), on the acquisition of the Wahler thermostat business from BorgWarner.
Some notes on the prevention of mistakes when assessing merger filing requirements.
DWF's Cologne event provided a forum to explore the consequences of new technologies such as 3D printing.
Recent developments on “Gun Jumping”
With its judgment of December 6th 2017 (file ref. C-230/16), the ECJ has addressed the legitimacy of clauses prohibiting distributors from making use of a non-authorised third party in the context of internet sales.
Under German Law, suppliers may not unilaterally limit their retailers’ freedom to set resale prices independently.
In June this year, Germany has adopted an important reform to its current competition law regime.
Germany has recently adopted an important reform to its current competition law regime.
The European Commission's decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for breach of EU competition law is significant for Google – but also exposes failings in the Commission's processes.
In its first cartel decision of 2017, the European Commission has imposed fines on three recycling companies for their participation in a cartel to fix the purchase prices of scrap lead-acid automotive batteries in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.