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References

Some selected references are listed under News.

 

A selection of the cases we have worked on partly in the past, at our previous law firms:

Auchan

Supporting the leading Polish firm SK&S in advising and representing Auchan in its acquisition of the East European business of the Metro subsidiary Real which was subject to merger control conditions under German law (the transaction had a volume of EUR 1.1 bn) 

AGES

Advice and representation in competition disputes before the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and other courts (including mounting a defence against a (cartel) damages claim)

Working party of the suppliers of fuel to motorway petrol stations in Germany (large multinational oil companies and associations of small and medium-sized oil companies) (Arbeitskreis der Belieferer von Bundesautobahntankstellen)

Advised on the competition, corporate, contract and distribution law aspects of the structuring of fuel distribution for fuel stations on the federal motorway network; representation before the Federal Cartel Office and vis-à-vis "Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH"

Federal Association of Independent Filling Stations (bft) and member companies (small and medium-sized oil companies) (Bundesverband freier Tankstellen (bft) and bft-Mitgliedsunternehmen (Unternehmen des Mineralölmittelstands))

Advice on cooperation and joint ventures as well as distribution, agency and competition issues

BP

Competition and merger control advice

British American Tobacco

Competition law advice as well as advice and representation in the negotiation of distribution contracts, category management contracts and brand streamlining; advice on EU rules on the free movement of goods

Bundesverband der Sportartikel-Industrie

Advice and representation of the Federal German trade association in teh sport article industrie (Adidias, Puma, Ascics, Reebook etc.) before the German Federal Cartel Office as a complainant in proceedings against the IOC and the German Olympic Associatioon (DOSB) relating to the abuse of a dominant position by the IOC and DOSB concerning marketing rules

Carlisle

Merger control advise for the trustee set up by the US American competitioon authorities (transaction had a volume of mor than US$ 200 m)

DMK

Advice relating to acquisitions and representation before the German Federal Cartel Office in merger control proceedings

Edeka

Advice and represenation before the European Court relating to the access to information concerning the EURIBOR cartel

The German Dual System for recycling of packaging - The Green Dot (Der Grüne Punkt)

Advice and representation in relation to various cartel and abuse proceedings before the European Commission, the Federal Cartel Office, the European Court of Justice and the German courts, including in damages cases

Fortress

Merger control advice and representation before the Federal Cartel Office in various large property transactions

HANSA-HEEMANN

Advice and representation in one of the largest cartel damage cases relating the sugar cartel as well as represenation in merger control cases

Helm

Advice relating to joint ventures, cooperation, distribution systems, compliance

Hoyer

Advice and representation in cartel damage case against the truck cartel

Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil

Representation before the European Court of Justice in a civil case against Siemens with Euratom aspects

Johnson Controls

Competition law advice; merger control advice and representation before the European Commission in relation to the proposed acquisition of FIAMM as well as various transactions before the Federal Cartel Office

LVMH Group

Merger control advice and representation before the Federal Cartel Office

M. DuMont Schauberg

Merger control advice and representation before the Federal Cartel Office in relation to the acquisition of the "Berliner Zeitung", "Berliner Kurier" and "Hamburger Morgenpost" newspapers; representation before the Federal Cartel Office, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and the Federal Court of Justice in connection with the prohibition of Springer's acquisition of Pro7Sat1; advice and representation in various competition law proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office as well as in negotiations on cooperation agreements and joint ventures

MPC Group

Merger control advice and representation before the Federal Cartel Office in relation to the purchase of Ferrostaal from MAN/VW and IPIC as well as the coordination of merger control notifications world-wide

Oiltanking

Merger control advice

ORLEN

Advice on compliance measures; competition law advice; advice on joint ventures; representation before prosecuting authorities; representation in court in relation to (competition) damages actions and unjustified enrichment claims made by third parties

Rambus

Representation before the European Commission in the first EU "FRAND" abuse proceedings

Reuter

Advice and representation in negotiations as well as before the Federal Cartel Office and courts (cartel damages case); legal advice on, in particular, the interplay between e-commerce and competition law as well as distribution agreements, cooperation agreements, joint ventures and transactions

Rockwell Collins

Advice and representation in merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office relating to teh acquisistion of ARINC (the transaction had a volume of US 1.4 bn)

Royal Bank of Scotland

Representation in the company travel card abuse case against Lufthansa (abusive withholding of input tax deduction certificates by Lufthansa) before the Cologne Regional Court, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and the Federal Court of Justice

RWE

Merger control advice and representation before the Federal Cartel Office in relation to the purchase of ExxonMobil's district heating business

Schwäbisch Hall

Advice and representation on competition law and merger control

Soda Club

Representation in abuse proceedings before the Federal Cartel Office, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and the Federal Court of Justice

Sony

Advice and representation on competition law questions related to distribution

Topps

Representation in cartel proceedings before the European Commission

UNITI and UNITI member companies (small and medium-sized oil companies)

Competition law advice and training; advice and representation in court in connection with questions on the German Law against unfair competition

Vattenfall

Advice and representation in court in relation to the implementation of commitments given by Vattenfall and E.ON to the European Commission in relation to the wholesale electricity market

Various medium sized firms

Advise and representation relation to distribution systems, joint ventrues, cooperation, proceedings before the German Federal Caretel Office

Various e-tailers

Advice and represenation in relation to distributions systems and damages

WEMAG

Advice in relation to the Federal Cartel Office's investigation of the district heating industry and representation before the Federal Cartel Office

Zentis

Advice and representation in merger control proceedinsg

Ziegler

Advice and representation in merger control proceedings