On behalf of the team

The Bundeskartellamt has also published new guidelines on the conformity of cooperatives with competition law.[1] The guidelines explain the background, purpose and scope of the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements and outline the possible scope of cooperative activities. According to the president of the Bundeskartellamt, Andreas Mundt, the guidelines are aimed at providing guidance to small and medium-sized cooperatives in particular. The guidelines also consider new forms of digital distribution and cooperation.

[1] Press release Bundeskartellamt of 2 November 2021, ‘Bundeskartellamt publishes guidelines on cooperatives’.