Christoph Krüger

Commeo (Frankfurt)
Lawyer

Christoph advises national and international companies on all aspects of German and European antitrust law. He focuses on the coordination of multinational merger transactions, on EU and German merger control proceedings as well as the representation of corporate clients in antitrust investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission.

Articles

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Christoph Krüger The German Federal Court of Justice quashes a decision which had ruled that minimum resale pricing did not result in an appreciable restriction of competition given its limited timeframe and scope (Almased Wellness)

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In its judgment of 17 October 2017, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof - “BGH” or the “Court”) quashed a decision taken by the Celle Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht Celle – “OLG Celle”) in April 2016 which had ruled that minimum resale pricing did not result in an appreciable (...)

Christoph Krüger The German Higher Regional Court of Celle court finds that a minimum resale price campaign does not result in an appreciable restriction of competition given the campaign’s limited timeframe and scope (Almased Wellness)

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In its judgement of 7 April 2016, the Celle Higher Regional Court (“the Court”) found that resale price maintenance (“RPM”) does not per se result in an appreciable restriction of competition. The Court held that the setting of a minimum resale price in the framework of a promotion offered to (...)

Christoph Krüger The German Competition Authority assesses vertical and horizontal price fixing in cartel proceedings focusing on the food sector (Aldi / Edeka / Kaufland / Metro / REWE / Haribo / Ritter)

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In June 2015, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has concluded most of its long going proceedings against manufacturers and retailers in the food sector for illegally fixing the retail prices of branded products. The FCO imposed total fines of EUR 151.6million on both manufacturers and (...)

Christoph Krüger The German Federal Court of Justice holds that compensation claims of a parent company from its subsidiary because of its participation in a cartel is possible under certain conditions (Calcium carbide)

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In its judgement of 18 November 2014, the Federal Court of Justice (hereafter referred to as the “Court”) allowed the plaintiff’s appeal on points of law against the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich of 9 February 2012. The Court held that, subject to certain conditions, a parent (...)

Christoph Krüger The German Federal Court of Justice recognizes that information which became known to lawyers in the process of acquiring new clients may be subject to the right to refuse testimony

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In its decision of 18 February 2014, the Federal Court of Justice (the “Court”) considered the right to refuse testimony to apply to any information which became known to a lawyer in the course of two telephone calls he made for the purpose of the acquisition of a new client. As a consequence, (...)

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