Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Hard conviction against assistance

The Cantonal Court of Baselland has sentenced an assistant to three years' imprisonment for embezzlement of Mündel funds. The five-member chamber followed the appeal of the public prosecutor's office. Experts consider the verdict to be severe. The Court justified the severity by referring to the publicity this case will attract as a warning to [...]

2019-02-02T15:34:54+02:0027. September, 2017|Criminal law, Current|

Price agreements between SME companies

Again and again, SMEs and trading firms agree on fixed prices, e.g. for tenders. Agreements or "coordinated action" among market participants is always delicate from the point of view of antitrust law per se. The German Cartel Act (KG) explicitly prohibits agreements which (a) eliminate or b) unlawfully restrict competition (Art. 5 KG). Agreements [...]

2019-02-02T15:32:55+02:005. September, 2017|Antitrust law, Company, Current|