On December 6, 2022, the Frankfurt am Main Court of Appeal[1] dismissed an action to declare the existence of contribution claims against other cartel members.  The action was filed in an attempt to suspend the limitation periods of upfront contribution claims that arose at the moment when the purchasers of the cartel suffered harm.  

The German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has endorsed a “one-time temporary cooperation project” of Germany-based sugar manufacturers Nordzucker, Südzucker, Pfeifer & Langen and Consun Beet to coordinate capacities for the processing of sugar beets from September 2022 to March 2023 in light of the dawning gas supply shortage.[1]