Hogan Lovells (Dusseldorf)

Sebastian Faust

Hogan Lovells (Dusseldorf)
Counsel

Sebastian Faust is a Counsel in our antitrust, competition and economic regulation practice and focuses on antitrust and competition law. He advises national and international clients in different industries like automotive, consumer goods, real estate and the financial and banking sector. Sebastian Faust will help you with his extensive experience in merger control and antitrust proceedings as well as with questions regarding compliance. As part of his advisory services, Sebastian Faust represents his clients before the competition authorities and over the years has paved the way for numerous mergers and cartel proceedings pending before the German Federal Cartel Office or the European Commission. He works closely with colleagues in our international Hogan Lovells offices and, if necessary, defends his clients’ interests in contentious cases at court. Sebastian Faust also regularly advises on internal investigations and antitrust audits in various industries and in the area of foreign trade law. Before joining Hogan Lovells as an attorney in 2013, Sebastian Faust worked for us as a research assistant. After his first state examination, he gained his first experience in antitrust law at another leading law firm in Dusseldorf for one year. During his legal clerkship, he completed stations at the Federal Network Agency in gas network regulation and the public prosecutor’s office in Cologne in the area of white-collar crime. Sebastian Faust studied at the University of Cologne and is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.

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Articles

578 Bulletin

Falk Schöning, Ákos Kovách, Sebastian Faust, Stefan Kirwitzke, Philipp Reckers The EU Commission releases a decision enforcing its exclusive competence to assess mergers with an EU dimension, notwithstanding a breach of a Member State’s FDI rules (AEGON / Vienna Insurance)

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For the first time ever, the EU Commission has issued a decision on the relationship between EU merger control law and national FDI screening rules. It found that the Hungarian Government’s veto of Vienna Insurance Group’s planned acquisition of the Hungarian subsidiaries of Dutch insurer AEGON (...)

Philipp Reckers, Stefan Kirwitzke, Sebastian Faust The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action allows a merger between a chip supplier and its rival to fail after the FDI screening procedure took too long (GlobalWafers / Siltronic)

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All good things are worth waiting for? Not in the case of the planned takeover of Munich-based chip supplier Siltronic by its Taiwanese rival GlobalWafers. After more than a year of intense FDI screening, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action let the deal fail. (...)

Falk Schöning, Sebastian Faust, Stefan Kirwitzke The German Government prohibits the acquisition of a communications technology company by a Chinese communication product manufacturer (IMST / Addsino)

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Foreign investment control has become a key factor in M&A deals and 2020 has been an eventful year. A large number of economies have introduced foreign investment control regimes or tightened their existing rules. Now it appears that it is time to make use of them: this week Germany has (...)

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