Takeovers and mergers - Special features under antitrust law

When a company is taken over and merged with another company, special features of antitrust law must be observed.

Formalities

Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:

  • Antitrust Supervision; Dominant Companies
    Companies which, due to their market position (market share, financial strength, access to sales or procurement markets, links with other companies, legal or actual barriers to market entry by other companies), have opportunities to disrupt competitive processes are subject to abuse control. Special market power must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Prohibition of cartels; Exempted agreements
    Company cooperations or cartels to promote performance-enhancing cooperation are exempt from the ban on cartels under certain statutory conditions.
  • Prohibition of cartels; prosecution of violations
    Agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition are prohibited. Violations of the ban on cartels are prosecuted.
  • Water concession and water demarcation agreements; notification
    Water concession contracts or water demarcation contracts must be notified.

Further information within this context

Services

Information for service providers