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CMS Hasche Sigle obtains successful result for six gas supply companies


The cartel authorities of the Land Hesse recently abandoned its action against six gas supply companies represented by CMS Hasche Sigle.

At the end of June 2005 the Hesse cartel authorities initiated proceedings against a total of 12 gas suppliers on the grounds of alleged abusive practices associated with excessively high gas prices. In August 2005 CMS Hasche Sigle submitted comprehensive legal opinions on behalf of Mainova AG (Frankfurt), Stadtwerke Hanau GmbH, Stadtwerke Haiger, Stadtwerke Herborn GmbH, Gasversorgung Main-Kinzig GmbH (Gelnhausen) and Gasversorgung Rüsselsheim GmbH respectively repudiating the allegations of abuse of a market-dominant position. There followed intensive talks with the Hesse cartel authorities which led to the cartel authorities discontinuing the proceedings.

Mainova AG was represented by Dr Harald Kahlenberg, the other five gas suppliers by Dr Christian Haellmigk, both of the CMS Hasche Sigle office in Stuttgart.

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Harald Kahlenberg
Tel.: +49 (0)711 / 9764-103
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr Christian Haellmigk
Tel.: +49 (0)711 / 9764- 504
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 420 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry.

CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Prague.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading European law firms. With over 575 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 3,800 support staff we advise our clients in 24 countries in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

Local strength and legal tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with a substantial amount of business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality international legal advice.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 24 countries in Western and Central Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see www.cmslegal.com .

Related people

Harald Kahlenberg
Dr. Harald Kahlenberg
Christian Friedrich Haellmigk
Dr. Christian Friedrich Haellmigk, LL.M. (College of Europe)