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Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

Senior Associate
Munich

Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

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 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 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the Université Paris-Sud, 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 publishes regularly on antitrust, regulatory and other related matters. He is a senior associate in our Munich office and a member of the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice group.

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

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

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

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

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

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)
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