Andreas Mundt has been President of the Bundeskartellamt (German Competition Authority) since December 2009. He is a member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee since 2010 and the Steering Group Chair of the International Competition Network since 2013. After qualifying as a lawyer following studies at the University of Bonn and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Andreas Mundt entered the Federal Ministry of Economics where he worked from 1991 to 1993. He then joined the staff of the Free Democratic Party in the German Parliament from 1993 to 2000, where he was in charge of the portfolio of labour and social law. In 2000 Andreas Mundt joined the Bundeskartellamt as rapporteur with responsibility for banking and card payment systems issues. He was Head of the International Unit of the Bundeskartellamt from 2001 to 2005 and Director of General Policy from 2005 to 2009.
German Competition AuthorityThe Bundeskartellamt’s initiative consists first of all of the Bundeskartellamt’s Competition Register. It provides public contracting authorities, sector contracting entities and concession grantors with information enabling them to assess whether a company must or can be excluded from an award procedure in Germany for having committed economic offences. Companies listed in the register will have the opportunity to apply for premature deletion from the register if they have taken self-cleaning measures, i.e. where the undertaking has proven, inter alia, that it has taken concrete technical, organisational and personnel measures that are appropriate to prevent further criminal offences or misconduct (125 GWB), or in other words, where the undertaking has built up a compliance structure. The Bundeskartellamt is currently setting up the register, which is to be operated electronically. The Bundeskartellamt has also published a brochure "Effective cartel prosecution" in December 2016 which not only offers an insight into its cartel prosecution practice, but also values the efforts made by companies to avoid competition law infringements by using compliance programmes.