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Christian Karhula Lauridsen

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EU and Competition


Christian Karhula Lauridsen is a specialist in EU Competition law.

His experience includes the largest ever abuse case in Denmark, the largest ever competition law damages case in Denmark and some of the largest ever EU cartel cases involving Danish companies. In addition, he coordinates and is highly involved in complex, multi-jurisdictional claims for clients.

Christian is part of a team which functions through a conscious notion of genuine team work. The team includes two economists and the former President of the General Court of the European Union, Bo Vesterdorf, who has unique and extensive experience in international and EU cases.

Christian has a combined Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Copenhagen and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in competition law, EU law and IP law from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College). He was seconded to work at the group secretariat of Carlsberg and has been an associated professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Christian is the chairman of the Danish Competition Law Society, and he is a member of the Association of Danish Lawyers' expert panel for Competition Law.


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Christian Karhula Lauridsen - Plesner

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Plesner fields 'a deep bench of good competition lawyers', with 'plenty of experience' under the joint leadership of litigator Christian Karhula Lauridsen and Gitte Holtsø, who is 'very practical, highly skilled and always available'. Recent highlights include Lauridsen advising Ørsted on its involvement in two cases brought by the Danish Competition Council and the Competition Appeals Tribunal involving claims of excessive pricing in the Western Denmark electricity market by Elsam, Holtsø advising EY Denmark on the competition elements of its merger with KPMG Denmark, and Daniel Barry assisting Marlin Equity Partners with the competition elements of its divestment of Bluegarden to Visma. GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco and Dankse Bank are also clients. Rie Paving Mortensen was promoted to the partnership in 2018.

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