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Unternehmenszusammenschlüsse auf Krankenhausmärkten aus sozialrechtlicher und kartellrechtlicher Sicht / Mergers on Hospital Markets from the Perspective of Social and Antitrust Law


  • Schwintowski Hans-Peter

    () (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Handels-, Wirtschafts- und Europarecht, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany)


For the first time in 2005 the Federal Cartel Office prohibited two concentrations of municipal and private hospitals because they were expected to create or strengthen a dominant position in the market. The High Court of Düsseldorf (OLG) confirmed this view. An appeal is pending with the Supreme Federal Court of Justice (BGH) and will likely be ruled on in early summer 2008. Parallel to this appeal process a petition for a ministerial authorisation was forwarded which was supported by the Monopolies Commission. The petition was refused by the Minster for economic affairs and technology (Michael Glos).

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  • Schwintowski Hans-Peter, 2007. "Unternehmenszusammenschlüsse auf Krankenhausmärkten aus sozialrechtlicher und kartellrechtlicher Sicht / Mergers on Hospital Markets from the Perspective of Social and Antitrust Law," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 227(5-6), pages 529-546, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:227:y:2007:i:5-6:p:529-546

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