On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.
Christian Horstkotte is a partner in Baker Mckenzie's Dusseldorf office. Mr. Horstkotte advises clients on all aspects of German and European antitrust law, focusing on complex German and European merger control proceedings. In addition, he is experienced in representing well-known companies before German and European competition authorities and courts in cartel cases. Mr. Horstkotte is regularly advising on the implementation of antitrust compliance systems including compliance and dawn-raid trainings and has a broad experience in the assessment of cooperations and distribution system.