Lena Hornkohl

University of Vienna (Vienna)
Assistant Professor

Lena Hornkohl is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law in the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law. Lena Hornkohl studied law in Heidelberg and Uppsala (First State Examination 2014), undertook her practical training at the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe with stations in Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Brussels and obtained the Second State Examination in 2016. During her doctoral studies she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Civil Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, European Law and Comparative Law of Heidelberg University (2014 – 2019) and spent a research visit at Cambridge University in 2017. In 2019, she received an LL.M. in European Law and Economic Analysis from the College of Europe, Bruges. Hereafter, she worked as an Associate in a major international law firm in Brussels (2019 – 2020). In 2020, she obtained a PhD in law from Heidelberg University for her dissertation on private enforcement of competition law. In 2020, Lena joined the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. She continues her post-doctoral studies (Habilitation) under the supervision of Prof. Hess at Heidelberg University. Her research interests include European law, competition and commercial law, civil procedural law, European, comparative and German civil law.


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770 Bulletin

Lena Hornkohl, Anna Jorna The EU Commission imposes a first-ever fine for collusion relating solely to technical development on three car manufacturers in the area of emission cleaning (BMW / Daimler / VW)


Uncharted legal territory? – European Commission fines Volkswagen and BMW for colluding on technical development in the area of emission cleaning* On 8 July 2021, the Commission found that Daimler, BMW and the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche) violated competition law by colluding (...)

Lena Hornkohl The EU Commission publishes a report on the damages directive


The Damages Directive 6 years later: the Commission published a report on the 2014 Damages Directive* Ever since the 2001 Courage judgment, private actions for damages are on the rise. The Commission wanted to quickly follow with a legislative act including minimum standards for private (...)

Lena Hornkohl The EU Court of Justice holds the preliminary ruling of the Spanish Competition Authority inadmissible due to the fact that the Competition Authority is not a ‘court or tribunal’ for the purpose of Article 267 TFEU (Anesco)


National Competition Authorities and Article 267 TFEU: the ECJ’s take on the referral by the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition and its implications* Introduction and summary In the recent Anesco case, the ECJ held the preliminary request of the Spanish National Commission on (...)

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