Dr Burkhard Richter is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Düsseldorf office. His work includes the representation of companies in proceedings before national competition authorities and the European Commission as well as before national and European courts, predominantly in merger control filings and in cartel investigations.
Among others, he has represented Vossloh in its acquisition of all shares of Cogifer SA; Continental in its acquisition of Phoenix and of Siemens VDO; Unicredito in its acquisition of Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank and of Capitalia (Banca di Roma); MAN in the acquisition of sole control over Scania and over VW's truck and bus business; Schwarz Pharma in UCB's acquisition of sole control over Schwarz Pharma; Altana in Nycomed's acquisition of sole control over Altana; KKR/Permira in the acquisition of joint control over ProSiebenSat1 and in ProSiebenSat1’s acquisition of SBS; AWD in Swiss Life’s takeover of AWD; Triton in numerous acquisitions (including Lehnkering and Rütgers Chemicals); ProSiebenSat1 in the sale of its Nordic Pay-TV business operated by C More Group; Continental in Schaeffler’s acquisition of control over Continental; SoFFin in its Commerzbank, Hypo Real Estate and Aareal transactions; TEREX in its acquisition of DEMAG Cranes and Barilla in its sale of Lieken to Agrofert.
Burkhard completed his legal education at the universities of Münster and Berlin. He speaks German and English. He is the author of numerous publications on antitrust topics.
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