Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

Christian Ritz, LL.M. (USYD)

Counsel
Munich

Email christian.ritz@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 0

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

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. Christian has been recognized as 'Future Leader Competition' by Who's Who Legal since 2018. In its 2019 ranking, Who's Who Legal recognized him as "one of the promising associates of his generation" who is recognized for his “profound economic understanding”. Further, clients praise Christian as “a very calm and humble character" who “should become a leading expert in competition law in the foreseeable future". 

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.

Awards and recognitions

2017–2019

Frequently mentioned lawyer for competition law
kanzleimonitor.de

2018/2019

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

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/Brandenburg, 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.

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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