FDI Podcast EP3: Foreign Direct Investment in France, Germany and the EU’s new framework

In this, third episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ competition practice, leads a discussion about developments in the EU focusing on the current Commission proposals and the changing approaches in both France and Germany. She talks to Kyriakos Fountoukakos and Marius Boewe, competition partners at Herbert Smith Freehills, Tom White, Head of Europe at Global … Read more

German FCO forces Facebook to change its Data Collection Policy

On 7 February 2019, after almost three years of investigation, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (“FCO“) issued its long awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices. The FCO found that Facebook has a dominant position on the German market for social networks, and abused this position by making use of the Facebook social network conditional upon … Read more