Christian Krohs

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Christian Krohs advises clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including antitrust litigation, as well as compliance matters. Christian has extensive experience in all areas of EU and German antitrust and competition law, particularly in relation to cartel investigations, cartel damages claims, abuse of dominance proceedings and both national and international merger control projects. He has also advised numerous clients regarding antitrust and anticorruption compliance as well as internal investigations. Read Christian Krohs' full bio.

EU Commission Adopts New Merger Simplification Package

By , , , and on May 12, 2023
Posted In Brussels Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

On April 20, 2023, the EU Commission (Commission) adopted and published a package to simplify the procedures for reviewing concentrations under Regulation (EC) 139/2004 of January 20, 2004 (European Union Merger Regulation – EUMR). This package includes a set of three materials comprising (i) a revised Merger Implementing Regulation (Implementing Regulation), (ii) a Notice on...

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New German Antitrust Rules: A Positive Move for Compliance Programs

By and on Jan 22, 2021
Posted In EU Developments, German Developments

What has changed? On January 19, 2021, new German antitrust rules entered into force under the 10th amendment Act to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) and introduced a number of significant changes. The Act, inter alia, revised the provisions relating to fine calculation for antitrust violations, and in doing so underlined the importance...

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New German Merger Control Thresholds: A More Business-Friendly Approach?

By and on Jan 19, 2021
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

What Happened: On January 19, 2021, major changes to German antitrust/competition law, i.e. the 10th Amendment Act to the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (ARC) entered into force. In addition to introducing stricter abuse control, in particular over digital companies with a strong market position (so much so that one may refer to the...

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Crisis & Compliance: EU Competition Law During COVID-19

By , and on Mar 26, 2020
Posted In Brussels Developments, EU Developments, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

Amid the economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, many industries are facing reduced demand for their products and services. Other industries—notably healthcare and food—are adjusting rapidly to expanding demand requirements and changing consumption patterns due to large-scale population confinement in several countries. Significant over- or under-capacity can create incentives, or even the necessity,...

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Five Things To Know About German Merger Control

By and on Sep 25, 2017
Posted In EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

As reported previously, German competition law was recently amended. The amendments included with the introduction of a “size of transaction”-threshold a notable change with respect to German merger control. The following is a reminder of five important features of German merger control which you should be aware of: The jurisdictional thresholds of German merger control...

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Reform of German Competition Law

By on Jun 14, 2017
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EU Developments, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

A number of amendments to the German competition law (Amendment) entered into force on 9 June 2017. The key changes are: Merger control: Introduction of a new “size of transaction”-threshold Sanctions for antitrust law infringements: Rules of liability aligned to EU concept, in particular with respect to “parental liability” Private enforcement: Implementation of EU Cartel...

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CJEU to Rule on Extradition of EU Citizens in Criminal Antitrust Proceedings

By and on Apr 4, 2016
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EC Developments, German Developments, Private Litigation

The first European citizen to be extradited from Europe to the United States for criminal antitrust conduct recently succeeded in having a Berlin court refer the matter of his extradition to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the context of his damages action with regard to his extradition, after a series...

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