German Competition Authority (Bonn)
The website of the Bundeskartellamt has substantial free resources in English. The ’Publications’ section contains, inter alia, the bi-annual Activity Report and detailed contributions on competition issues, papers of international conferences and of the Working Group on Competition Law, organised for more than 40 years. See for example, "Buyer Power in Competition Law - Status and Perspectives 2007; “The future of abuse control in a more economic approach to competition law” 2006; "Conglomerate Mergers in Merger Control - Review and Prospects"; 2001 “Prohibition Criteria in Merger Control - Dominant Position versus Substantial Lessening of Competition?”...
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.