White & Case (Frankfurt)

Thorsten Winkler

White & Case (Frankfurt)
Lawyer (Associate)

Thorsten Winkler’s principal areas of practice include all fields of antitrust and competition law. His practice includes merger control proceedings, cartel investigations and cases of abuse of a dominant position. Prior to his time at White & Case, Mr. Winkler worked as an antitrust lawyer at two German law firms for two and a half years and as a trainee lawyer at several international law firms in Germany and Brussels.

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8471 Bulletin

Thorsten Winkler The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court states the maximum basic level of fine possible within the law as being 10% on a company’s turnover which deviates from the legal opinion and application practice of the German Federal Cartel Office (Cement cartel)


In its ruling of 26 June 2009, the OLG Düsseldorf has considerably reduced the original fines imposed by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) on five cement manufacturers for con-cluding quota agreements. Apart from this aspect, the ruling also contains a rather basic section in which the (...)

Thorsten Winkler The German Competition Authority rules that the proposals on the centralized marketing of broadcasting rights football matches are insufficiently competitive (DFL - German Football League / Association of Leagues)


In a statement dated 24 July 2008, which is not a formal decision, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has informed the German Football League (DFL) that in its current form the model, which DFL proposes for marketing TV broadcasting rights for the football league, does not meet competition (...)

Thorsten Winkler The German Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf implicitly applies the essential facilities doctrine in the travel services credit card sector (Royal Bank of Scotland / Lufthansa)


In a decision dated 5 December 2007, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (the Court) ordered Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) to grant the permit to Royal Bank of Scotland plc. (RBS) to list the turnover tax for the travel services supplied by Lufthansa inner-Germany on its credit card (...)


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