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Confectionary cartel: SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz defends HARIBO successfully against claims for damages  

News Press Release Litigation & Arbitration Competition Law -  18.03.2019

HARIBO, along with other well-known confectionary manufacturers, saw itself confronted with three claims for damages by the drugstore chains Müller, Rossmann and Schlecker (insolvency trustee). The plaintiffs argued that they had acquired a range of overpriced products due to the confectionary cartel. HARIBO succeeded in the proceedings, pending since 2016, to reject the alleged causation of... >>>

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz opens office in Munich

News Press Release Litigation & Arbitration Restructuring Tax Corporate Law Real Estate Mergers & Acquisitions -  13.03.2019

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, one of the most reputable German commercial law firms, will open a new office in Munich on 1 April 2019. The new office in the Bavarian capital is the fourth office of SZA, in addition to Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main and Brussels.

Major Developments in German Competition Law in July-December 2018

Client Information Competition Law -  31.01.2019

Merger Control: - FCO Proceedings - Federal Supreme Court on Gun Jumping - Common Shareholdings - Foreign Investment Control Cartels: - Parallelism of Sec. 1 ARC and Art. 101 TFEU - Continuation of the Coty Saga - Proceedings re Sausages and Special Steel - Turmoil in the Print Media Industry Private Enforcement: - Landmark Ruling on Prima Facie Evidence - Claimant-friendly... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz partner Stephan Harbarth elected Vice-President of the Federal Constitutional Court

Press Release -  26.11.2018

Prof. Dr. Stephan Harbarth, partner of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, has been elected judge at the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) by Bundestag and Bundesrat. He will succeed Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Kirchhof as vice-president of the court. It is a long-standing tradition that the vice-president is elected President of the Federal Constitutional Court at the end of the term of... >>>

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Neo Capital Limited on the purchase of an office building in Eschborn

Press Release Real Estate -  23.11.2018

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised two investor groups formed by Neo Capital Ltd, London and Dubai, on the purchase of an office building in Eschborn from a consortium consisting of Groß & Partner and OFB. The share deal involved the transfer of all shares in Siebte Rhein-Main Projektentwicklung GmbH to two acquiring companies for an undisclosed purchase price. The transaction was carried out... >>>

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Fraport on the sale of its 30% stake in Hannover Airport to iCON Infrastructure

Press Release Mergers & Acquisitions -  29.10.2018

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised the operator of Frankfurt Airport, Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide ("Fraport AG") on the sale of its stake in Hannover Airport to iCON Flughafen GmbH, a company of the British iCON Infrastructure Group. The purchase price was approximately EUR 109 million. Fraport AG held a 30% interest in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH, the operating... >>>

Major Developments in German Competition Law in January-June 2018

Client Information Competition Law -  31.07.2018

Merger Control: - Guidance paper on new notification threshold - Federal Supreme Court on gun jumping - Relevant date for turnover calculation - Numerous withdrawals of notifications Cartels: - Constitutional Court on search of law firms - Questionable fining practice of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf - Unusual spate of aborted cartel investigations Private Enforcement: -... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised Heidelberg Engineering on its investment in Implandata (copy 1)

Press Release Corporate Law -  25.05.2018

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised Heidelberg Engineering GmbH on its investment within the Series C Financing Round of Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata), a Hannover-based ophthalmic medical device startup company. Heidelberg Engineering GmbH participated in the first closing of the Series C Financing Round in the course of which Implandata raised an aggregated amount of a... >>>

GDPR as a game-changer? E-mail marketing via newsletter in light of the new law des neuen Rechts

Client Information Intellectual Property -  09.05.2018

For many companies and service providers, direct marketing via digital news updates (e.g. newsletters) that are e-mailed to a given group of recipients more or less frequently is an ideal way to promote their products and services, to attract new customers, and to retain existing ones. To protect recipients from being bombarded with excess mail (“spam”), such e-mail marketing has been tightly... >>>

Major Developments in German Competition Law in July-December 2017

Client Information Competition Law -  31.01.2018

In the area of merger control, a noteworthy development is the prohibition by the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) of the planned takeover of Four Artists by CTS Eventim. The FCO heavily relied on market power criteria introduced by the 9th Amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (“ARC”) in June 2017. Also worth mentioning are changes to the Foreign Trade and Payments... >>>

Investment Controls Tightened by Amendment to German Foreign Trade Regulations

Client Information Public & Administrative Law -  12.01.2018

The “Ninth Regulation Amending German Foreign Trade Regulations” which took effect on 18 July 2017 places stricter rules on foreign investors acquiring German companies, inter alia by increasing reporting duties, expanding and specifying the scope of investment controls, and by extending examination periods. German Foreign Trade Regulations (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, hereinafter “AWV”)... >>>

Former BASF-lawyer joins public & administrative law department of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz

Press Release Public & Administrative Law -  18.10.2017

Dr. Jürgen Fluck, most recently Vice-President Legal – Sites, Regulatory and Competence Centers at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany, becomes Of Counsel at SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz in Mannheim, Germany, and joins the public & administrative law department headed by Prof. Dr. Kristian Fischer. After working, among others, for the Ministry of Environment of Rhineland-Palatinate, Fluck worked... >>>

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