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Justus Haucap is named in GCR’s "Who’s Who Legal" as a standout figure in the German market

DICE Consult Partner Justus Haucap partner Justus Haucap has been named in GCR's "Who is Who Legal" to the list of leading experts in the field of "Competition". He is an outstanding figure in the German market who is well known for his strong academic knowledge of competition matters. Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business…

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Bundeskartellamt prohibits Remondis takeover of DSD

The Bundeskartellamt has prohibited the merger of DSD and Remondis. According to the President of the Bundeskartellamt, Andreas Mundt, the merger would have led to a significant impediment of competition in the dual systems and higher costs for consumers. A study by DICE Consult on behalf of the bvse industry association came to similar conclusions and also critically assessed the intended…

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Seminar: Modern antitrust in times of digitalisation with Justus Haucap

DICE Consult partner Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap is one of the main speakers at the antitrust seminar of the business law firm "White & Case". The seminar will take place on 9 May 2019 in Düsseldorf under the title "Modern Antitrust Law in Times of Digitalisation and New Distribution Formats". Further information as well as a registration form can be found here.

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Press review: How a Mega-Merger Could Damage Competition in the Waste Sector

A DICE Consult study caused a furore in the media. On behalf of the industry association bvse, DICE Consult conducted a study under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap to examine the effects on competition of the announced takeover of the Dual System Germany [DSD] by the waste management company Remondis. Numerous media such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt, SPIEGEL-Online and the industry …

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Haucap in WELT-Interview: "Postage increase is an impertinence"

In an interview with WELT, DICE Consult partner Prof. Justus Haucap sharply criticizes the planned postage increase of Deutsche Post AG. "What's going on is an imertinence," says Haucap. He is especially critical of the intervention of the Minister of Economic Affairs, which has "nearly undermined the price regulation of the postal service". "For effective control of…

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Bundeskartellamt intends to prohibit merger of DSD and Remondis

The Bundeskartellamt will prohibit the takeover of the Dual System Deutschland (DSD) by the Remondis on the basis of competition concerns. The Bundeskartellamt has informed the two companies that "the acquisition of DSD by Remondis would lead to an impediment of competition in the dual system in Germany. There are fears of higher costs for DSD's competitors, significant market share gains…

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Action for damages against confectionery cartel: DICE Consult study reveals plaintiff' s contradictions

In a recent article in the "Juve" trade magazine, an expert study by DICE Consult is regarded as a decisive building block for the suspension of the action for damages brought by Schlecker, Rossmann and Müller against renowned chocolate manufacturers. The DICE Consult expert opinion under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heimeshoff and Dr. Susanne Thorwarth determined considerable …

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