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Dr Carsten Gromotke

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Antitrust & Competition Law; Antitrust Mergers & Joint Ventures; Antitrust Criminal Investigations; Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation; FDA Regulatory & Compliance Counseling.


Carsten Gromotke is a Partner at Jones Da. His practice focuses on European and national (predominantly German) competition law, and he has extensive experience representing large European and US corporate clients in merger control and other proceedings before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, other national competition authorities, and the courts. In addition, his practice includes the handling and coordination of complex antitrust litigation and arbitration cases. He heads Jones Day's German antitrust practice. Recent assignments have involved a wide variety of industrial sectors, including the automotive, pharmaceutical/chemicals, energy, food retail, media & telecommunications, postal, and steel industries. A significant part of his regulatory practice encompasses inquiries and investigations under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the equivalent national rules involving a broad range of competition law matters from cartel, licensing, and distribution cases to strategic alliances and abuses of a dominant position. Most notably, he worked extensively on two cases before the General Court of the European Union involving the successful challenge of the imposition of significant fines against two companies in the chemicals industry. He also has been involved in a number of cross-border and national antitrust investigations, on behalf of both leniency applicants and defendants. He has written and spoken widely on topics relating to European, German, and East European antitrust laws. Recent publications include comments on a broad range of European and German antitrust law developments and compliance issues, which have appeared in German and US periodicals.


English, German, French.


Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar. Carsten is an active member of the American Bar Association – Sections of Antitrust Law and International Law, the International Bar Association – Antitrust Committee, and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Antitrust Lawyers’ Association).


Free University of Berlin (Dr. iur. 1996; Second State Examination 1990; First State Examination 1987); Southern Methodist University (LL.M. 1995).



Within: Antitrust

Clients are ‘very satisfied with the service level’ at Jones Day and praise the firm for its ‘strong business acumen’. It has core strengths in international merger control proceedings: Carsten Gromotke advised diagnostic company Ambry Genetics on its sale to a joint venture between Konica Minolta and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and assisted Calgon Carbon with its sale to Japanese special chemicals company Kuraray. Other focus areas are antitrust proceedings and compliance advice, which is often covered by Johannes Zöttl who is ‘an established expert in antitrust and competition law’. Jürgen Beninca joined the practice from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in July 2017. His areas of specialism include fine proceedings, actions for damages and topics related to distribution antitrust law.

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