Hogan Lovells (Düsseldorf)

Florian von Schreitter

Hogan Lovells (Düsseldorf)
Counsel Knowledge Lawyer

Florian von Schreitter is a counsel knowledge lawyer for Hogan Lovells based in Dusseldorf and sources, creates and delivers all sorts of competition law-related knowledge to the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) team at Hogan Lovells. Working in particular with ACER’s Germany- and Brussels-based lawyers, he strives to ensure timely, tailored and cost-efficient legal advice to all clients. Having previously worked as a senior associate in the Düsseldorf and Brussels offices of a large German firm as well as the London office of a British Magic Circle firm, Florian has extensive competition and antitrust law experience, advising on behavioral and transactional matters in a variety of sectors. Florian has counselled clients on complex multinational mergers (including in-depth reviews), competition litigation and compliance with the competition rules in respect of a wide range of commercial arrangements. He has represented both national and international clients in relation to cartel procedures and other investigations before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office and was recognized as a future leader in the field. He is also an active contributor to academia, having authored numerous publications in the competition and antitrust field, in particular on the imposition of cartel fines and competition law compliance as well as merger control.

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Christoph Wunschmann, Christian Ritz, Florian von Schreitter The German Government introduces landmark reforms to the Competition regime with the enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Act


After a long legislative process, the German Whistleblower Protection Act (“the Act” or HinSchG) came into force on July 2. As Hogan Lovells reported several months ago (see article in German here), Germany has, albeit belatedly, thus implemented the EU Whistleblower Directive. The new (...)

Sebastian Faust, Florian von Schreitter, Philipp Heuser The German Competition Authority declares non-compete clauses in a web of distribution agreements concluded by Germany’s main power tool manufacturer to be incompatible with competition rules, but does not impose fines (STIHL)


Introduction In its decision of May 31, 2022, the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) determined the unlawfulness of a non-compete clause in the distribution agreements of STIHL Vertriebszentrale AG & Co. KG, a subsidiary of German chainsaw manufacturer STIHL Holding AG & Co. KG (...)

Jan Philipp Sparenberg, Florian von Schreitter, Philipp Heuser The EU Commission sets out new rules on dual distribution agreements, parity clauses and resale price maintenance in its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and guidelines on vertical restraints


On 1 June 2022, the European Commission’s revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints entered into force. Adding to our article on the highly controversial issue of dual distribution, this post focuses on three other essential (...)

Christian Ritz, Florian von Schreitter, Elena Wiese The German Competition Authority rejects the national milk producers’ proposed uniform mark-up system for ensuring a minimum guaranteed income level for all raw milk producers as the conduct amounts to price fixing


1. Introduction 1.1 Competitor cooperations in pursuit of sustainability and human rights, or to reach broader ESG (Environment – Social – Governance) goals, have become a key element for companies’ global business strategies. In this context, “green competition law”, i.e. the intersection (...)

Marc Schweda, Florian von Schreitter The German Parliament publishes its 10th Amendment to the Act against Restraint of Competition, introducing a new regulatory framework for access to commercial data under antitrust law


"The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data" (The Economist, 6.5.2017). This catchy (albeit not quite accurate) comparison is likely to take the leading position among modern digital markets truisms. It is therefore hardly surprising that the German legislator has been (...)

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Lauer, Julian Urban, Florian von Schreitter The German Parliament passes the 10th amendment to the Restraints of Competition Act which provides modifications and changes regarding abuse control


On 14 January 2021, the German parliament passed the long-awaited 10th amendment to the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC). This came after the governing parties, CDU/CSU and SPD, had submitted a final amendment "at the eleventh hour" which provided for some additional modifications (...)

Martin Sura, Florian von Schreitter The EU Court of Justice overturns a decision and declares a settlement between a company in the pay-TV service and the Commission null and void (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal+)


Settlements are a frequently used means of efficiently terminating proceedings, not only in cartel cases but also in other antitrust proceedings. The EU Commission can avoid having to spend resources on a time-consuming investigation and there are advantages for the companies concerned as (...)


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