Kai Struckmann

White & Case (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mr. Struckmann advises in all areas of competition law. He focuses on advising public and corporate clients on all aspects of the European State aid rules, which often involves restructuring and privatization issues. Mr. Struckmann also frequently advises clients concerning the application of EU public procurement requirements and their interaction with State aid rules. His antitrust practice involves representing clients in cartel investigations and advising on competition compliance through programs and individual training sessions. He was involved in one of the first two cartel settlement cases before the European Commission. Mr. Struckmann also frequently assists clients in merger filings with EU and national competition authorities. Mr. Struckmann advises clients from a wide variety of industrial sectors. His recent industry experience includes the energy, financial services and aviation sector. He has considerable experience in representing clients before the EU courts in Luxembourg where he is involved in a number of ongoing litigations. Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Struckmann was an official in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition, where he was responsible for the enforcement of State aid policy at the then newly created Enforcement Unit. He previously handled individual State aid investigations in one of the Directorate’s sectoral units.


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DG COMP (Brussels)
European Commission - DG CLIMA
DG COMP (Brussels)
Gibson Dunn (Brussels)
White & Case (Brussels)
General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
White & Case (Stockholm)
White & Case (Brussels)


1585 Bulletin

Kate Kelliher, Kai Struckmann, Genevra Forwood, Yann Utzschneider, Christoph Arhold, Orion Berg, Irina Trichkovska, Aqeel Kadri The EU Commission adopts a new Temporary Framework for State aid in the COVID-19 context to support the business suffering


The European Commission has now adopted a Framework of temporary State aid rules enabling Member States to adopt measures to support the growing number of businesses suffering because of the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that the Commission has (...)

Kai Struckmann, Genevra Forwood, Christoph Arhold, Aqeel Kadri The EU Commission approves the first COVID-19 related State aid notification submitted by Denmark within 24 hours of the notification to compensate damages caused by cancellations of large public events


As the number of businesses around the EU affected by the COVID-19 outbreak grows, many Member States are considering or have announced substantial supporting packages in an effort to limit the impact of the outbreak on the economy. Across the EU, measures vary, from governmental loans and (...)

Assimakis Komninos, Ian Forrester, Jacquelyn F. MacLennan, Kai Struckmann, Mark D. Powell, Pontus Lindfelt The European Commission adopts a package on private damages actions in antitrust cases


Summary On 11 June 2013, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a proposal for a directive on how citizens and companies can bring damages claims under EU antitrust rules. According to the Commission, the proposal serves to remove a number of practical difficulties which claimants face (...)

Hans Bergman, Kai Struckmann The European Commission takes a negative decision concerning a State aid of € 500 M euro which the Spanish State holding company granted to publicly owned civilian shipyards (Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales)


"A new perspective for Spanish shipyards — reducing distortions in shipbuilding"* Introduction On 12 May 2004 the European Commission took a negative decision concerning aid worth 500 million euro which the Spanish State holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), (...)

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