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Baker McKenzie's Antitrust & Trade Practice Group in Germany




Christian Horstkotte heads our German antitrust practice. He advises clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law, focusing on complex German and European merger control proceedings. In addition, he is experienced in representing well-known companies before German and European competition authorities and courts in cartel cases. Mr. Horstkotte is regularly advising on the implementation of antitrust compliance systems including compliance and dawn-raid trainings and has a broad experience in the assessment of cooperations and distribution systems. His recent clients include German and international companies, in particular in the automotive, natural resources, mobile telephony, finance, financial services and logistics industries.


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Christian Horstkotte - Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie’s ‘recommendable’ team provides comprehensive advice on all antitrust matters and is particularly visible in sanctioning proceedings at the domestic and European authorities; it acted for Carlsberg in the beer cartel, for Segafredo in the coffee cartel and also multiple automotive suppliers. Other areas of expertise include damage claims, internal investigations, the development and implementation of compliance systems and merger control proceedings. In the latter area the team handled transactions for REWE, Deutsche Bahn and Daimler. The client portfolio also includes Asics, Eckes Granini, J.W. Zander and Knorr-Bremse. Besides Christian Horstkotte, Nicolas Kredel is also recommended and noted for his ‘good understanding of clients and their needs’. Katharina Spenner is well known for her distribution antitrust expertise.

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