Christian Horstkotte

Christian Horstkotte
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Christian Horstkotte heads Baker McKenzie's German/Austrian antitrust and competition practice and is based in the firm's Düsseldorf office. Christian has more than 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 in the implementation of compliance programmes. His practice in particular focuses on German and European clients in the automotive, energy, financial services, FMCG, construction and logistics industries.

Christian regularly lectures and has articles published. He is co-author of Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kartellrecht and several other antitrust publications. He is active member of the German Association of Antitrust Lawyers. He is listed as a leading antitrust lawyer in various publications and rankings, eg, Chambers & Partners, GCR, JUVE, The Legal 500 and Wirtschaftswoche.

Christian joined Baker McKenzie in 2011 as a partner. Prior to that, he practised for 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 2018, 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 a key player in the international competition law arena, and is highly sought after for his expertise handling complex merger control proceedings.

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