Hogan Lovells (Munich)

Christoph Wunschmann

Hogan Lovells (Munich)

Christoph Wünschmann is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Munich office. He advises clients with a focus on German and European antitrust and merger control law, state aid law, and public procurement law. Christoph advises in relation to German and cross-border transactions, representing companies in German, European and multi-national merger control proceedings before national competition law authorities and the European Commission. He also advises dominant firms or companies challenging the conduct of dominant competitors, as well as on the antitrust law aspects of all kinds of corporate and commercial agreements (joint ventures and cooperation, distribution, R&D, and technology transfer agreements). He represents clients involved in investigations by European and German antitrust authorities and advises companies in setting up antitrust compliance programs. He also represents clients in antitrust related court proceedings, including damages claims. Christoph also advises in the field of state aid law. He counsels public authorities granting aid, recipients of aid and companies challenging aid to competitors. He has published numerous articles on antitrust, state aid, and public procurement.

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5930 Bulletin

Christoph Wunschmann, Marc Schweda, Lukas Rengier The Hamburg Regional Court denies an injunction and rules there is no obligation to supply in a case concerning a major soft drinks manufacturer (EDEKA / Coca-Cola)


Antitrust law may restrict price increases if the preconditions of a pricing abuse are met. However, decision practice on this topic is scarce. Therefore, EDEKA’s petition for a preliminary injuction filed against Coca-Cola claiming a pricing abuse and demanding supply at lower prices has (...)

Christoph Wunschmann, Falk Schöning, Christian Ritz, Philipp Heuser The EU Commission publishes new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution


The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance provides valuable dos and don’ts for companies concerning the information exchange in a dual distribution scenario. Any company dealing with dual (...)

Christoph Wunschmann, Florian von Schreitter, Julian Urban The EU Commission revamps its approach to Member State referrals as set out in article 22 of the Merger Regulation


On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) has, without any public consultation, published its new guidance on accepting merger referrals from Member States under Article 22 of the European Merger Regulation (“EUMR”), which it had announced last year. This document (the “Guidance”) (...)

Christian Ritz, Christoph Wunschmann, Falk Schöning The German Parliament adopts a new amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition in order to adapt its competition law to the digital economy


On 9 June 2017, the 9th amendment of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (ARC) entered into effect introducing important amendments for companies to German competition law. The reform deals with two main issues: the implementation of the European Cartel Damages Actions Directive (...)

Christoph Wunschmann, Eckhard Bremer The German Federal Court clarifies merger control exemption by broadening the scope of the so-called de minimis market exemption (Sulzer/Kelmix)


The German Federal Court of Justice recently published a decision which limits the application of the German merger control regime by broadening the scope of the socalled de minimis market exemption. As a consequence, the number of mergers that are subject to a mandatory filing requirement to (...)

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