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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dr Marc Schweda

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Advising clients on all areas of EU and German competition law, Marc has been hand-picked by the German antitrust authority, the Bundeskartellamt, to defend it against a ground breaking €1.1bn damages claim for an unlawful prohibition of a merger. This case attracted a lot of attention as it marks the first time ever the authority has retained a competition lawyer to defend it in court, and since that is what Marc successfully did, through two instances, he enjoys a particularly good relationship to them.



Within: Antitrust

The antitrust law practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on merger control, distribution antitrust law and antitrust investigations. Marc Schweda advises eBay on platform bans of brand manufacturers by the Federal Cartel Office and advises the Klambt publishing house on merger control law matters related to the planned acquisition of various women’s magazines. The firm has seen a growth in instructions in the area of cartel damages. For example, Christoph Wünschmann defended Air Canada against claims initiated by action vehicle Barnsdale arising from the airfreight cartel, and practice head Martin Sura provides support with the assertion of claims for damages against various supplier cartels. The extensive client portfolio also includes BASF, Douglas, Lego and ProSiebenSat1.

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Germany: Public sector

Public procurement

Within: Public procurement

Thanks to its cross-practice approach, the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP frequently acts on matters touching upon IP, life sciences, corporate and antitrust law. Recent highlights include advising Autobahn Tank & Rast on the restructuring of the allocation of fuel delivery and distribution rights to federal motorway petrol stations. Marc Schweda led assistance to Baxter Germany with the procurement of dialysis machines by the University Hospital Frankfurt and with review proceedings. Other highlights include advising the Federal Ministry of Defence on the procurement law aspects of the planned sale of the federally-owned HIL Heeresinstandsetzungslogistik’s maintenance facilities as part of a Europe-wide procurement procedure. Falk Schöning in Brussels and Thomas Dünchheim, who heads the government regulatory practice group, are other key figures. Jan Christian Eggers left for BEITEN BURKHARDT in February 2018.

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  • Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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