Lars Mesenbrink advises clients on EU and German antitrust and competition law. He represents them before the supranational and national authorities to help them translate their projects into action and defend them against unjustified interventions by the authorities. His background in economics, Chinese language skills and extensive international experience add to his excellent legal knowledge and allow him to advise his clients on a comprehensive basis. Lars has represented clients before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office in all areas of competition law, inter alia including mergers, compliance, cartels, litigation and abuse of dominance. In these areas, he provides companies with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Lars also pursues international trade and compliance matters, including matters involving foreign investment filings in Germany.
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In a Nutshell What’s new? Significantly increased turnover thresholds for German merger control. The good Many transactions will no longer be subject to German merger control. This will lead to a much smoother process for lots of transactions, specifically for clients in the tech sector and (...)
New enforcement tool for the German Federal Cartel Office in the control of abusive behavior of companies with a paramount cross-market significance for competition In a nutshell: What’s new? Introduction of the Concept of Intermediation Power: A dominant position can as of now also result from (...)
In a decision of November 26, 2020 in a patent infringement case of Nokia Technologies Oy against Daimler AG, the Düsseldorf Regional Court (file number 4c O 17/19) referred several questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) (...)
This article has been nominated for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In a decision of November 26, 2020, in a patent infringement case of Nokia Technologies Oy against Daimler AG, the Düsseldorf Regional Court (file number 4c O (...)