Christian Horstkotte heads Baker & McKenzie's German/Austrian antitrust and competition practice and is based in the firm’s Düsseldorf office. Christian has 15 years’ experience advising on antitrust and competition law. He counsels clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law, focusing on complex merger control proceedings as well as cartel cases before German and European competition authorities and courts. He also has broad experience of dominance cases and regularly counsels clients in the implementation of compliance programmes. His practice in particular focuses on German and European clients in the automotive, energy, financial services, FMCG and logistics industries.
Christian regularly lectures and has articles published. He is co-author of Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kartellrecht, commenting on articles of the EU cartel regulation no. 1/2003. He is member of the German Association of Antitrust Lawyers where he co-chairs the Düsseldorf/Cologne regional group.
Christian joined Baker & McKenzie in 2011 as a partner. Prior to that he practised nine years in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Brussels and Düsseldorf offices. Before qualifying as a lawyer, he worked at a major German bank in Frankfurt. Christian completed his legal education at the universities of Berlin, Bologna and Goettingen.
The global antitrust and competition group of Baker & McKenzie comprises over 300 lawyers and professionals in 44 countries – a broader antitrust network than any other law firm. In 2014 Baker & McKenzie’s German antitrust practice was named antitrust team of the year by JUVE. In 2016 Baker & McKenzies’s global antitrust practice was once again ranked in the top five of Global Competition Review’s Global Elite ranking.
WWL says: Christian Horstkotte is praised for his "rigorous and effective" representation of clients in cartel cases before domestic and EU authorities and courts
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