Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

Senior Associate, Munich

Email christian.ritz@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 0

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupRegulatory

National and international clients entrust Christian Ritz with their complex German and European competition law issues. Christian can assist you with his extensive experience in cartel authority investigations, cartel damages claims as well as merger control procedures and compliance issues. You may also seek Christian's advice on state aid law as well as regulatory issues. With a background in policy-making and government relations, Christian can assist you to get your voice heard at national as well as at EU level.

Prior to joining our firm, Christian practiced antitrust and competition law at the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He also gained valuable experience in the EU public policy arena while working for Alber & Geiger in Berlin and Brussels.

Christian undertook his legal education at the University of Bonn and the Paris-Sud University, France.

He obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Sydney, Australia. He trained with international law firms in Berlin as well as with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Christian regularly publishes on antitrust, regulatory and other related matters.

Awards and recognitions

2018

Recognized as Future Leader for competition law
Who is Who Legal Germany

2017–2018

Frequently mentioned lawyer for competition law
kanzleimonitor.de

2018

Recognized as Rising Star for competition and antitrust in Germany
Expert Guides

Education and admissions

Education

Second State Exam in Law, Appellate Court of Berlin, 2012

LL.M., University of Sydney, 2010

First State Exam in Law, University of Bonn, 2009

Memberships

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Association for Antitrust Law)

Representative experience

Advising German DAX 30 company in dawn raids and cartel investigation by the German FCO.

Advising client regarding EU cartel investigation in the envelop cartel.

Advising major international beverages producer regarding horizontal and vertical cooperations.

Advising client in the financial sector regarding German and EU merger control.

Acting for major German corporation in the transport sector in dawn raids by the EU Commission.

Representing major US pharmaceutical company in preliminary ruling proceedings before the CJEU.

Advising ECB and National Central Bank in proceedings before the General Court and the CJEU.

Advising major German OEM in the automotive sector regarding worldwide distribution agreements.

Advising German energy utility in abuse of dominance investigation by the German FCO.

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