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Justus Herrlinger

White & Case (Hamburg)

Justus Herrlinger specializes in antitrust law. His practice includes cartel investigations, merger control proceedings, joint ventures and cases of abuse of a dominant position. He has more than 10 years of experience in advising and representing national and international clients in a broad variety of competition law cases. Justus Herrlinger represents clients before the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), the European Commission and litigates cases before civil courts. His practice also includes multi-jurisdictional merger filings in the context of cross-border M&A transactions. Moreover, Justus Herrlinger is active in various mandates in the field of online sales and selective distribution schemes. In this and other areas. Justus Herrlinger provides to his clients also regular advice on a day-to-day basis. Industries in which Justus Herrlinger gained particular experience include banking, real estate, including shopping centers, food retail, logistics, including shipping, consumer electronics and medical devices. Chambers Europe states clients are satisfied that he "always gets to the point quickly and can always figure out ways to solve our problems." Justus Herrlinger has also worked in the Brussels and New York office of White & Case. Justus Herrlinger is visiting lecturer on corporate & business law at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb e. V. (FIW). Currently, Justus Herrlinger is also co-chairing the Northern regional section of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.


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26406 Bulletin

Tilman Kuhn, Tobias Pesch, Justus Herrlinger, Lars Ole Peterson, Louisa Maier - Witt The German Parliament announces the publication of the Act against Restraints of Competition containing several significant adjustments to the draft that was initially put to a vote


Yesterday, the 10th amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen – "GWB") entered into force, and with it the most substantial overhaul of German competition law in a long time. The new law contains a number of significant adjustments of (...)

Justus Herrlinger, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Alexander Kiefner The German Federal Constitutional Court upholds limitations to the prohibition of seizure of evidence at law firms (Volkswagen)


The protection from seizure by law enforcement, which the client-attorney privilege affords to the findings gathered by lawyers who are commissioned with internal investigations at businesses, has narrow limits. The affiliate of a law firm’s client has been denied protection from seizure by the (...)

Justus Herrlinger The German Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe awards € 100,000 in damages to a claimant on behalf of a printing firm which purchased paper from a subsidiary of a cartel holding the passing-on defense does not apply (Carbonless Paper Cartel)


In its decision dated 11 June 2010, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe has awarded € 100,000 in damages to a claimant on behalf of a printing firm that purchased carbonless-paper indirectly from members of the carbonless-paper cartel. The printing firm was seeking damages for paying cartel (...)

Justus Herrlinger The German Federal Supreme Court raises the bar for the efficiency of the NCA’s investigations by ruling that a search warrant needs to refer to each particular offender in order to interrupt the running of the limitation period (Prokurist)


In its decision of March 6, 2007, the Federal Supreme Court (the Court) decided on an appeal against a decision on a price-fixing cartel which operated in the printing paper wholesale industry from 1996 to 2000. The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) had imposed an administrative fine on a (...)

Justus Herrlinger, Michael Buch The German Federal Supreme Court facilitates a claim of competitors for a compulsory license by widening the EU Court of Justice’s Magill and IMS case law (Standard-Spundfass)


On 13 July 2004 the German Federal Supreme Court delivered a remarkable judgment on the prerequisites of a claim for the granting of a compulsory patent license under antitrust law. According to this judgment, the owner of a patent may be obliged to grant a license to competitors for products (...)

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