Episode 4: A spotlight on the German system and compulsory filings
In this episode of our podcast series, Richard Jenkinson speaks to Frankfurt based competition partner, Semin O, to compare the UK system with the German system of merger control. The German system is a useful basis for comparison given that it is one which listeners are more likely to find familiar. Not only is it more typical of merger control systems worldwide, but also the relatively low thresholds mean that there are nearly 20 times more merger filings made in Germany each year than in the UK. Despite these big differences, there are also many similarities in the methods and priorities of the two systems, which we explore in this episode.
A spotlight on the German system and compulsory filings