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September 18, 2019

"Killer Acquisitions" In the Focus of the Antitrust Authorities


Expanding on themes addressed in his "Killer Acquisitions" in Antitrust Authorities' Sights: Risk for Innovative Startups? article, Jungermann asserts in this piece that the introduction of new transaction value thresholds in German and Austrian merger control law may be leading to an internal unbundling or even dismantling of innovative start-up companies. He advocates that the extensions of these antitrust intervention powers should be carried out with caution, as over-regulation could also have a negative effect on start-up companies.

» Read the full article (available only in German).