E.CA contributed to the 2014 GCR Handbook of Competition Economics with a country section on Germany. The article provides an overview of the developments and enforcement output in Germany. It discusses the 8th Amendment to German competition law with regard to the significant impediment of effective competition (SIEC) test and the role of market shares. The article identifies Germany as one of the preferred jurisdictions for private litigation action within Europe, and predicts – due to recent case law - a richer set of economic tools being used. Finally it discusses recent cases pricing and distribution restraints.
The article is available here.