German Competition Law After the 7th Amendment to the German Act Against Restraints of Competition – An Overview 

November, 2005 - Jens-Olrik Murach

Summary: On 1 July 2005, the 7th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen – “GWB”) entered into force. It implies major changes in German competition law. The objective of the amendment is to harmonize German with European competition law. In principle, cases having only a national scope will now be judged by similar provisions as cases that have a European dimension. As a consequence, the substantive analysis of a case does no longer depend on whether the trade between Member States of the European Union is affected. An overview of the amendments may be found under the following link:



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